Physical Therapy is beneficial to both leisure and competition animals, whether it is to promote healing for an injury, to help prevent injury during the competition season or just for maintenance to keep them supple and relaxed.
It is important that you regularly check your animal to ensure he is happy and healthy and in tip-top condition but also help you recognise any changes early on so you can seek treatment sooner rather than later. A physical well-being check can make a huge difference to mobility and capability quite often helping to resolve common lameness and performance issues.
Our rehabilitation services are also available for other animals, such as horses.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you travel?
Yes. A travel fee is charged at 45p per mile. However, this is waived for group bookings and area-specific days. For more information or a specific quote on travel please get in touch.
Why do I need veterinary consent to treat my animal?
It is required by law, for any person who is NOT a veterinary surgeon to acquire consent prior to treatment under the veterinary surgeons act 1966. It has recently been stated that an animal who is requiring treatment for maintenance purposes only and does not have an active issue problem, can be treated without permission. However, to enable us to maintain a good working relationship with veterinary professionals as a policy we continue to seek prior approval for any new clients.
How will my animal react to treatment?
The majority of animals enjoy being treated and will relax. Some may initially be a little nervous and may need more time to process during treatment. For this reason, we allow 1 hour for an initial consultation and can include a longer time for follow-up treatments also. If you have a dog that has behavioural issues or is reactive during treatment we can also utilise one of our trainers to support during treatment if required.
Can I exercise my animal after treatment?
It is recommended that all animals have at least 24 hours rest post-treatment. However, for those who have a particularly intense treatment or acute injury, a longer period of rest may be recommended.
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