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We offer pet physiotherapy services, based on our own veterinary model: PAWS Pawprint of physiotherapy care for pets.
The PAWS Pawprint brings Place, Activity and Well-being together with veterinary Support to help paw-parents navigate available options and to take easy steps that can improve the health, comfort and quality of life for their pets, promote healing and recovery after injury or surgery.
An integrated approach means combining therapies, techniques, and treatments. The PAWS Pawprint approach allows us to consider all the physical, emotional, psychological, social, and environmental factors which interplay to give the best physiotherapy care to each individual pet.
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.
Our veterinary physiotherapy treatment programmes are designed by our experienced veterinarian and certified canine rehabilitation therapist, Dr Jane McNae.