Can you be sure your pet is not in pain? Digital infrared thermal imaging provides a non-invasive physiological body scan that evaluates your pet’s circulation, neurological and musculoskeletal function.
The Digatherm technology measures the radiated energy from the tissue. The difference in radiated energy is measured by temperature and colour associated with change.
The high-resolution camera and software can detect changes of less than 0.020C- that’s 20 times more sensitive than your fingers at detecting small changes in heat and 10 times more sensitive to detect cold.
Various colour palates help us to visualise the changes as heat and cold is conducted to the surface of the body. Hotter areas depict inflammation whilst cooler areas show a lack of circulation.
Digital thermal imaging is not a diagnosis, but a step to help us to target our treatments, identify areas for further assessment or review our therapy.
Ask us about Laser Therapy and Digatherm: the non-invasive treatment and monitoring to reduce pain, inflammation, and speed healing!
Using Digatherm gives us a better understanding of your pet’s condition and allows us to objectively review progress.
The different palates of colour allow us to visualise the changes. This doggy shows some asymmetry in the nose area. The Right side of the picture (left side of dog) shows more circulation and heat from this area below the eye. This could be associated with inflammation due to infection, abscess, tumour growth and needs further investigation.
Swimmer syndrome is a developmental condition we saw in a 3-week old kitten. Thankfully, early identification of the problem, intensive physiotherapy, bandaging and dedicated owners, led our ‘Little Swimmer’ to be able to walk normally
Adaptil® reassures dogs during new experiences and fearful situations often associated with causing stress in our canine companions. Female dogs secrete pheromones that comfort and reassure their nursing puppies. These "appeasement" pheromones have the same calming effect on adult dogs.
Whilst your veterinary surgeon will prescribe a variety of medication to alleviate pain; physiotherapy allows us to combine several manual techniques and modalities to modulate pain.