Frequently asked questions

How long do session last?

nitial 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

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