What is Veterinary Physiotherapy

Veterinary physiotherapy aims to promote good health, maintain and restore mobility and function, prevent injury, enhance performance in the competition animal and ensure an effective recovery after surgery or injury. Physiotherapy ensures that muscles remain strong enough to support their surrounding joints and therefore encourages correct and comfortable gait patterning. 

What do we do

The understanding of biomechanics, anatomy and pathology enables the qualified veterinary physiotherapist to treat injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. This is achieved by developing a clinically reasoned rehabilitation programme and using a combination of exercise prescription, manual techniques and electrotherapies. 

In order to develop a rehabilitation program that is appropriate to your pet, we need to ensure that we tailor the plan according to their individual needs. An appointment will consist of a detailed clinical history taking, a static and dynamic assessment, and a palpatory assessment of the muscles and joints. Treatment may include pain relieving techniques, manual therapies, electrotherapies and exercise prescription. For more details, see the 'treatments' section. 

What can we treat

DOGS AND CATS

  • Neurological conditions 

  • Post spinal surgery 

  • Orthopaedic conditions

  • Post orthopaedic surgery 

  • Chronic conditions 

  • Soft tissue injuries 

  • Muscular pain 

  • Performance issues and/or performance enhancement

 

  • Neurological conditions 

  • Orthopaedic conditions

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation 

  • Soft tissue injuries 

  • Muscular pain

  • Performance issues and/or performance enhancement 

HORSES

CHARLEY GUNNER

PgDip (VetPhys), RVN, MIRVAP(VP)

Charley obtained her post graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham in 2019 and is currently working to obtain a master's degree. Charley has worked in the veterinary industry since 2007. Her background in veterinary nursing and experience in referral practices has provided her with extensive clinical experience. Charley specialises in both equine and canine physiotherapy and has a keen interest in rehabilitation of the neurological patient.
Charley has full professional and public liability insurance and is a member of the 
Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP). 
Outside of work, Charley is a passionate runner and enjoys long walks with her loyal companion Toby the Jack Russell Terrier. 

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 Tel: +447979086276

 Email: info@cgvetphys.com


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