Massage, soft tissue and joint mobilisations form the basis of all treatment.  A variety of techniques are adopted to:

  • Relieve muscular pain and tension

  • Improve flexibility, strength and range of motion

  • Improve posture and movement 

  • Stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage

  • Promote well-being and relaxation

 

I can provide instruction for some simple massage strokes to help your animal to progress between physio treatments.

  • LASER therapy

  • PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field)

  • Therapeutic ultrasound

  • H-Wave 

  • NMES (Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation)

 

A range of evidence based electrotherapies are used to provide pain relief, reduce swelling and oedema, promote tissue healing and improve muscle tone.  These therapies may be applied during a routine maintenance visit or as a course of treatment for a specific injury.

Equipment is available for hire for use between physio treatments. Please see prices for details.

Rehabilitative exercises are key to your animal's progress through a physiotherapy programme. Carefully targeted exercises can help to;​

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  • Improve muscle condition and tone

  • Optimise tissue healing

  • Address compensations and gait abnormalities

  • Relieve pain

  • Improve quality of movement

 

Advice on management changes to support your animals recovery is provided, delivering a fully comprehensive physiotherapy programme.  

Kinesiotape can provide support, stimulation and pain relief to muscles, joints and connective tissue. It can be applied in a number of ways to;

  • Improve posture and movement

  • Reduce pain and swelling

  • Promote proprioception 

 

Taping applications typically last 2-3 days.  Tape and instructions can be provided for reapplication where appropriate.

Please contact me if you would like more details of the benefits of kinesiotaping, or visit Rocktape.