A thorough assessment will be undertaken of your animal. A detailed history will be taken and then a gait assessment and full palpation of your animal to identify any problems. This will aid the clinical reasoning for treatment and also help to determine the treatment course required. A full explanation of findings will be given so that you are informed regarding your animals care.
Soft tissue massage or mobilisation helps to improve tight or painful areas that may limit muscle function. Often through injury muscles can develop scar tissue and this affects the contractibility of muscle and ability of your animal to move. Following surgery muscles may become tight as your pet may have compensated and soft tissue mobilisation is one way to help improve this.
Joints can become stiff or painful due to trauma, joint changes or surgery. Joint mobilisations can help by 'mobilising the joint' to help with pain relief or improve range of movement, overall helping the function of your pet.
(Muscle stimulation (including TMM); electromagnetic therapy; ultrasound)
Electrotherapy can be used to help recovery from an injury. It can be effective at helping reduce oedema, can assist in muscle rehabilitation and can help with recovery from tendon and ligament injuries.
(Use of wobble cushions; T-touch techniques; exercises; stable and pole exercises)
A specific exercise programme can help with recovery following an injury. Exercises can help to strengthen, stabilise and improve proprioception, aiming to reduce the reoccurrence of injury and promote recovery.
The use of thermoplastic or neoprene splinting can help to support joints in dogs or cats. These splints are made to measure for your pet. Splinting can assist in recovery from injury or to support joints especially in older animals.