Pain management

Pain greatly impacts an animal’s wellbeing, general health and their ability to move. 

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.

IS MY ANIMAL IN PAIN?

Pain signs in our pets can be very subtle.  Symptoms may include:

  • Limping and lameness
  • Reluctance to move/ walk as much as before
  • Restlessness or behavioural changes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inability to jump or cope with slippery surfaces
  • Posture changes during toileting

physiotherapy allows us to combine several manual techniques (such as joint mobilisations and massage) and modalities such as laser, acu-laser, TENS and thermal therapy (heat or cold) to modulate pain. We utilise Canine and Feline pain score charts from Colorado State University to help us to better assess pain in your pet. We can also assess pain in other pets such as rabbits, by using similar scoring systems.

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Pain management

Assisi Loop®

The Assisi Loop® offers all animals a safe, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical pain management technology that can be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with the treatment plan your veterinarian has in place. PEMF is used in pain management, osteoarthritis, inflammation, post-surgical healing and wound healing.

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Manual therapy

Manual therapy

Manual therapy involves a variety of soft tissue techniques such as massage, joint mobilisations and stretching used for both evaluating and treating patients. 

Laser-puncture: Acupuncture via laser

Laser-puncture: Acupuncture via laser

Laser-puncture or Acu-laser synergistically blends traditional acupuncture with the new technology of laser therapy, resulting in fast, efficient and highly effective treatments.