At our physiotherapy initial consultation we perform a thorough physical assessment, and in combination with any information provided by your veterinary surgeon, determine which parts of the musculoskeletal system are affected - both primary problems and any secondary compensation issues. We then consider how these impact the pet’s overall function and mobility.
Working together with you, we then devise a physical therapy treatment plan which meets the needs and goals of your individual pet. The treatment plan will generally include a variety of manual therapies, modalities (such as laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, magnetic field therapy or cold compression), therapeutic exercises and at times advice on assistive devices or nutritional supplements which we can use to make your pet fit for life!
Regular physiotherapy re-assessments are made throughout the treatment period to ensure your pet is progressing well with their rehabilitation and to update any home exercises prescribed to ensure they continue to improve and reach their goals faster. All the way along as we’re continuing with treatment, we stay in touch with your vet and work in conjunction with them to provide the care your pet needs.
At Paws in Motion, our veterinary physiotherapy treatment programmes are designed by our experienced veterinarian and certified canine rehabilitation therapist, Dr Jane McNae, and aim to improve the rehabilitation process, encouraging a more rapid return to mobility and enjoyment of life.
Rehabilitation therapy is an integrative part of the recovery process after neurological illness or injury.
After orthopaedic injury or illness, physiotherapy improves patient comfort and recovery, helping them to return to their active lifestyle faster.
We provide services, advice and mobility solutions to help our geriatric pets that need that extra care as they age gracefully.
Our trained staff are there to guide you and assist with measurement, fitting and ongoing used of assistive equipment.
We offer our clients referral for pool or underwater treadmill use, as well as open water swimming advice.
Our qualified veterinary team can offer weight management consultations to provide information regarding nutrition, including type of diets, daily calories required and feeding amounts. Our veterinary team will suggest tips and hints to increase weight loss or gain success. Consultations are tailor-made to your pet and their progress.
Paws in Motion can offer information and guidance on diet types and amounts to feed which, in association with a fun home exercise programme, will help your pet to reach their full fitness potential again. Our exercise programmes are designed to progress your dog's strength, conditioning and endurance levels.
We can tailor conditioning programmes to strengthen weak areas and prevent injury, as well as manage it.
We can offer information and guidance on diet management (including weight loss) and explain the world of supplements.