What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the treatment of musculoskeletal issues that are associated with orthopaedic and neurological conditions. These methods include massage, heat treatment, and exercise to compliment veterinary care. Physiotherapy can prevent and limit injury as well as accelerate healing, restore function and optimise performance.
Who may benefit?
Physiotherapy can benefit all animals, but particularly those with soft tissue injuries, following surgery, or age related conditions, for example;
- Soft tissue injuries, strains and sprains
- Post-surgery e.g. fractures, cruciate repair
- Joint problems e.g. arthritis, hip dysplasia
- Back and neck pain
If you are concerned that your pet is suffering from any of the conditions mentioned, has recently undergone surgery, or would just like peace of mind, then please book in for an assessment with our head nurse, Melissa. The assessment involves taking a detailed clinical history and identifying any concerns you may have, followed by a thorough clinical examination. Melissa will then work with you to develop an appropriate physiotherapy treatment programme.
Treatment programmes are determined on an individual basis and are tailored to suit the needs of you and your pet. Programmes may include:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Hot/cold therapy
- Joint and tissue mobilisation
- Environmental advice/changes
- Weight management
- Laser Therapy
A bit about Melissa
Melissa Cook is our Head Nurse and has been in practice for 15years.
Melissa has a keen interest in orthopaedics and rehabilitation, which lead her to undertaking more training in this area. She enjoys working closely with owners and their pets to achieve the best outcome possible.
Melissa trained with Justo Development to achieve a level 6 diploma in small animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation. She is a member of ASSVAP (Association for the Scientific Study of veterinary and animal physiotherapy).
Maxwell is a rescue bulldog, he has arthritis in his spine and managed to knock a heavy table lamp onto himself. He began to drag his back leg and could not support himself.
Melissa provided physiotherapy to his back legs and spine and taught me the movements and manipulations to do at home.
Now Maxwell’s foot does not knuckle and he trots along happily. The physio provided was gentle, reassuring and expertly done. In addition, we have started a regular regime of laser therapy which Maxwell positively enjoys and the benefits are very evident.
I cannot recommend Senlac Vets, Melissa’s physiotherapy and the laser treatment highly enough.
-Mrs Gay with Maxwell
Times and prices
Monday – Friday 10am – 2.30pm
Appointments vary in time between 45mins – 1hr
£38.40 per session (including laser therapy if required)
£156 Post surgical rehabilitation package (up to 6 sessions post-surgery)
£16 Laser Therapy (10mins)
Other days can be arranged upon request