At Three Shires Veterinary Physiotherapy, Olivia prides herself on offering top quality care and treatment to all animals. Focusing on restoring function, improving performance, reducing pain and preventing further injury.
Veterinary physiotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of the musculoskeletal and/or neurological conditions in animals. It combines movement analysis with knowledge of the anatomy of the neuro-muscular system in order to identify potential problems.
Three Shires Veterinary Physiotherapy specialises in the treatment and rehab of the muscular and skeletal conditions in all animals from family pets to performance horses.
Each animal is thoroughly assessed and treated as an individual. A tailor made treatment programme is then provided based on current evidence research.
Massage will be used in every physiotherapy session that Olivia carries out. It is invaluable for relieving muscle tension and also relaxing the animal so they can fully benefit from the session.
Stretches are used to stretch out tight muscles and help restore correct function to muscle groups and therefore limbs.
These are exercises that either the dog or horse will carry out during a session which will help recruit certain muscle groups and help improve strength and balance. These can also be used for gait re-patterning and proprioception as well.
HOME EXERCISE PROGRAMME
Owners will normally be set a Home Exercise Program to carry out on the days when the physiotherapist is not present. This will help the recovery/improvement of the animal and speed up the progress.
LASER is effective in treating in many conditions including:
Decrease scar tissue formation.
Decrease joint stiffness.
Help muscle spasms.
Electrical Neurostimulation (TENS)
TENS is the use of an electrical current produced by a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes.This provides pain relief by stimulating sensory neurones and blocking the pain signals from reaching the brain.
This electrotherapy is particularly useful for helping lumbar back pain in horses.