The physiotherapy process can be broken down into four steps..
Before any consultation or therapy can begin, a referal must be obtained from the animals primary or consulting veterinarian. If this has not already been provided, Vetruvian can obtain this on your behalf. This lets us know a little more about your aninals condition, and guides our therapy.
We begin with a thorough assessment to ensure we understand your animals condition and overall wellbeing. A great deal of time is spent palpating and assessing muscle tone to find areas of tension or pain, as well as evaluating joint mobility and functionality. We may also complete a full biomechanical analysis of your animals movement, if it is appropriate to do so.
One we fully understand the animals needs, a treatment plan is agreed and implemented in consulation with the owner. We then use a variety of different therapies to ensure the optimum outcome for the animal. These can include various types of massage, electrotherapies, and patient specific exercise routines. Assessment and treatment is carried out at home or yard, with written aftercare instructions or home care plans provided.
Within 24 hours of each session a report is provided to the owner, and the veterinarian is updated on progress. The number of sessions required will be entirely dependent on the animals condition and ongoing prognosis. In more complex cases ongoing therapy may be subject to additional veterinary reporting or analysis.