Online Bookings

Please only use this online booking for retuning clients. All equine bookings please contact me directly! Any dates you cant see or if you need a weekend slot please message me!

Prices And Packages

Please see individual session prices and block prices

Most pet insurances will cover my treatments

Canine Services

Follow up Canine Physiotherapy

Includes:

Discussion of progress since last session Full assessment from nose to tail, Physiotherapy treatment, Use of electrotherapies if required, Report for members of multidisciplinary, Continued or change in exercises for between treatments provided, sent by a online link.

Initial Canine Physiotherapy Consultation

Includes:

Full medical history and case discussion between owner and physiotherapist, Full assessment from nose to tail, Physiotherapy treatment, Use of electrotherapies if required, Report for member of the multidisciplinary team. Home exercises for between treatments provided, sent by a online link.

Belle came to see me for physio post TPLO surgery on her cruciate, and conservative management on her other leg

Orla came to see me due to some discomfort, during the assessment I noticed some pain on the Psoas test. Sent back to vet who diagnosed her with Iliopsoas strain.

Canine Packages

Individual Prices - £50

Block of 6 - Recommended for postoperative individuals, the recommended schedule is one session per week for two consecutive weeks, followed by two sessions within a four-week period. Then, there is a three-week interval before a session, then a 4 week interval until the last session (However this can vary) £250 - saves £50

Block of 10 - Recommended for those senior dogs or dogs with more chronic long term conditions, two sessions within 10 days of each other. The rest of the session are scheduled on individual bases £420- saves £80

6 Months Maintenance Plan Block of 6 - Recommended for active dogs and older dogs, or those owners who wish to have monthly checks up their pups. Once session every 4 weeks £ 240 - saves £60

Bespoke Canine Physiotherapy rehab plan £POA

Includes:

Rehab plan 1: Tailored rehab plan for specific injury with week by week progression. Online link with online support

Rehab plan 2: Tailored rehab plan for specific injury week by week, plus two canine physiotherapy sessions

Equine Services

Follow up Equine Physiotherapy £50

Includes:

Discussion of progress since last session Full assessment from nose to tail, Physiotherapy treatment, Use of electrotherapies if required, Report for members of multidisciplinary, Continued or change in exercises for between treatments provided, sent by a online link.

Initial Equine Physiotherapy Consultation

Includes:

Full medical history and case discussion between owner and physiotherapist, Full assessment from nose to tail, Physiotherapy treatment, Use of electrotherapies if required, Report for member of the multidisciplinary team. Taken place at your yard

Please note: Any clients out of the 15 mile radius from TR20 9PU will receive a charge for mileage

Frequently asked questions

How long do sessions last?

Initial treatments may take between 60 to 90 minutes to complete, as a thorough assessment and discussion of history will take place prior to a treatment plan being made. Follow-up appointments usually last 45 to 60 minutes.

Will my insurance pay for the cost?

Depending on your policy, you should be able to claim physiotherapy on your insurance whether it be under vet fees or complementary. Talk to your vets or insurance provider about your insurance policy and they can clarify this for you.

Please note that I do not deal with direct claims, you will be required to cover the costs of any treatment with me and I can then provide a receipt of payment which you can use to claim on your insurance.

What can I do to prepare for an appointment?

Horses: In order to make the treatment as efficient as possible, please ensure your horse is clean and dry ready for the appointment. Please ensure there is a quiet, safe area for the treatment to take place, such as a stable or tie-up area.

Dogs: Please ensure you bring some low calorie treats. For maintenance cases with excited younger dogs please ensure they have had a walk before.

How many sessions will my animal need?

This varies for each animal, depending on what is found during the assessment. Those post op and senior dogs in general need some more help. Maintenance case for healthy dogs, it is recommended every 3 months.

Does my dog need physio after CCL operation?

Rehabilitation is scary! Like humans, dogs that engage in rehabilitation programs following surgery tend to achieve better outcomes compared to those that don't. Rehabilitation activities post-surgery help maintain blood flow to the healing tissues and stimulate the dog's mind, preventing boredom and depression. It also gives you the piece of mind that everything is going smooth.

Encouraging your dog to be active and put weight on the post-surgical leg early on reduces the risk of injury to the opposite leg, as well as muscle atrophy and strength loss in the surgical leg.

Physiotherapy post orthopedic and neurological operations are highly recommended

Does physio help with Canine Arthritis?

Arthritis is a natural part of aging for both us and our furry friends, but being proactive is key. While arthritis can start off without symptoms, once our pups start feeling discomfort, it's time to take action.

When a dog with arthritis starts showing signs like joint inflammation, it can lead to stiffness and pain. This discomfort makes them less active, which can lead to muscle loss and weight gain. The extra weight then puts more strain on their joints, making things even more uncomfortable. And the cycle continues.

But, with interventions like physiotherapy, we can break this cycle and help our furry pals live more comfortably. It's all about understanding and supporting them through the ups and downs of arthritis. Ensuring their exercise is correct and tailored to their needs

Address

Please put the full address into the satnav not just the postcode.

Kirsten Smith Veterinary Physiotherapy, Packet Lane, Rosudgeon, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 9PU

Contacts
  • 07510271832

  • info@kirstenvetphysio.co.uk

Opening Hours
  • Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm

  • Weekend appointments are available so please ask, and appointments outside of those hours