What is Veterinary Physiotherapy

Veterinary physiotherapy is a crucial part in the holistic care of an animal. The therapist is trained in assessing the animal through static and dynamic assessment, range of motion of the joints and palpation of the whole body.

They work with the veterinarian and owner to either maintain good health and increase performance, to help rehabilitate from an injury and to help prevent injuries from occurring.


The techniques we use are:

  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Prescribed exercises


ELECTROTHERAPIES

Electrotherapies can be used to aid the body's own repair system, reduce swelling, pain relief, tissue repair, fracture healing and stimulate muscular activity.

We use:

  • TENS
  • PEMF
  • NMES

REHABILITATIVE EXERCISE PROGRAMME

After each session your animal is given a bespoke exercise plan which is tailored to the animals and owners lives and needs. This exercise programme will help with achieving the final desired result.

Flora graduated with  First Class Honours in a three year veterinary physiotherapy degree. She is an active member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).


Flora has a wealth of experience in the equestrian world having worked at a showjumping yard for many years and a race yard in Newmarket. In her time there she learnt the demands on the horses and understands how to keep competition horses fit. Flora has undertaken a lot of work experience to diversify her experience and therefore understands many other disciplines and the demands and pressures on these horses.


Flora is also experienced with dogs and cats, having trained her own dog. Her previous work in caring for dogs, with some being working dogs, has given her an understanding of how to maintain their performance. She has also undertaken work experience at a veterinary practice and hydrotherapy unit.