As a veterinary physiotherapist, I use a variety of techniques to help your dog feel more balanced, move more comfortably and recover from injury more efficiently.
I will use the information and diagnosis provided by your vet, gait analysis, static analysis and palpation to select the best way forward for you and your dog. Massage is the modality that I was first trained in and is an important tool for the physiotherapist.
As a physio, I also use electrotherapies such as ultrasound, phototherapy and PMFT. These therapies can be used to optimise healing in acute and chronic conditions. They can also aid post-exercise recovery.
Exercise prescription is an important tool which helps to restore balance and reduce the incidence of injury in sporting dogs and encourages good movement patterns in recovering dogs.
I will work with you to develop a realistic and achievable home plan – we all want to do the best for our dogs but it must be easy to fit into daily life if it is to be successful. Before my work with dogs I was a human sports coach for 18 years and I now use my experience of writing training plans and strength and conditioning schedules for junior rowers to help your dog prepare for the sporting season or optimise recovery times.
How to get started…
If you’ve noticed an unusual change in your dog, or you’re already aware of an injury, there’s no better time to get an expert opinion on the situation. To allow me to see your dog, please Get in Touch and I’ll talk you through it.