Physiotherapy: Stronger for Longer
Willows is one of Europe’s leading small animal referral centres. Our state-of-the-art Hospital is led by internationally renowned Specialists, committed to providing the highest standards of veterinary care.
Our Veterinary Physiotherapists Emma Box and Holly Finelli work closely with our multi-disciplinary team of Specialists including; Orthopaedics, Neurology and Anaesthesia to provide gold standard care for patients and clients alike.
Veterinary Physiotherapy: Stronger for Longer
Pets are an integral part of the family, and when their quality of life or ability to move around becomes compromised we know how important it is to get them back on their feet again.
A pet’s mobility may be affected by a range of issues. Physiotherapy is used to treat a range of disease, injury, deformity and also to help improve recovery from surgery through the use of a range of methods such as massage, electrotherapies, heat treatment and exercise.
Physiotherapy aims to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, reduce pain and restore mobility and function. Physiotherapy can also be utilised for performance enhancement in athletic and working animals. If your pet has had surgery, an injury or disease, physiotherapy can form an integral part of the rehabilitation process.
Your pet may first meet our Physiotherapy team as an inpatient recovering from surgery, or as an outpatient. If your pet is recovering from surgery, a tailor made rehabilitation plan will be developed which will include specific advice about how to manage your pet once they have returned home. Many of our patients return to see our physiotherapy team to further their rehabilitation and ensure the best possible outcome and increase in mobility.
As an outpatient, a detailed history of your pet’s condition will be taken. The way your pet stands and moves will be closely assessed and evaluated by our Physiotherapists and a tailor made treatment plan will be devised that addresses any of your pet’s issues. This could include manual therapies such as massage, or electrotherapies such as class IV therapy. A personalised exercise plan will then be created for you to work on at home with your pet.
BSc (Hons) PgDip VetPhys MNAVP MAHPR
Head of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
BSc (Hons) MNAVP L4Cert Canine Hydrotherapy