ACPAT Chartered physiotherapist.
BSc CSP HCPC PgDip
I’m Hannah and I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist.
I specialise in:
Maintaining long term quality of life
My key areas of interest lie in optimising the performance of sporting animals and improving the mobility and function of the elderly.
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What is Veterinary Physio?
The purpose of Physiotherapy is to help restore and maintain mobility, reduce pain and improve function.
This may take the form of treating a particular injury like a muscle strain or may involve rehabilitation post surgery. Physio is also an excellent way of managing age related conditions such as Osteoarthritis as well as being an essential part of improving performance in sports animals.
I assess and treat a wide range of conditions using techniques such as soft tissue mobilisations and manipulations, laser, muscle stimulation and therapeutic exercise in order to help enhance you animal’s healing process and get them back to full fitness as soon as possible. The most common animals I work with are dogs, horses and cats but any are welcome!
Why Does My Animal Need Physio?
– Bumps or falls
– Muscle, ligament or tendon injuries
– Rehabilitation post surgery
– Age related conditions like Arthritis
– General maintenance and health checks
– Performance optimisation for sports animals
Please contact me for more information or to book an initial consultation
What should I look out for?
• Changes in the way they walk/move
• Obvious pain
• Difficulty getting up from sitting/lying
• Difficulty jumping up
• Changes in behaviour
• Reluctance to be groomed
How does it work?
Following an initial consultation where we can identify how I can help you, I will travel to you, fully assess your animal and devise an appropriate treatment programme based on my findings. Some animals may only need one or two sessions, others will need a more long term treatment plan and this is something we will discuss at this stage. You may be given a home exercise programme to work on in between treatments.
If you have identified that your animal may benefit from Physio or would like more information on how I may be able to help please do contact me to arrange your free of charge initial consultation.
This not only helped reduce the discomfort but also meant the wounds healed up so quickly! I was extremely impressed with the results and cannot recommend Hannah’s physio treatments enough, I was left with a very happy and pain free dog. 5 stars!”
Hannah treated all her painful spots as well as devising a really good exercise programme which encouraged her to start using that leg again. She also used an amazing machine to stimulate the muscles and help them get stronger faster! Chelsea loves her physio and now loves her walks again too! If you’ve never thought to get your dog checked by a physio I’d really recommend it- Hannah picked up on things I would never have noticed but were really having an affect on Chelsea’s life!”
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In My Toolkit: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) involves using low frequency electrical currents to directly activate motor nerves, thereby producing a muscle contraction. This stimulus is designed to mimic the same type of signal the brain sends to muscle. Stimulating the muscle in this way allows an animal to recruit more of their muscle fibres which helps strengthen muscle very effectively. It can also help to increase blood flow and reduce pain and swelling.
Osteoarthritis in Dogs
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