Caring for all your Equine & Canine Physiotherapy needs
Sarah is a fully qualified, insured and accredited veterinary physiotherapist based on the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border. She has undertaken many years of study and practical experiences which allow her to offer specialist services in Equine and Canine Physiotherapy.
Her practice covers both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and South Yorkshire and surrounding areas (Sarah is happy to travel further for bigger yards).
Sarah is a freelance veterinary physiotherapist, successfully treating a wide variety of equine and canine cases. Your animal does not have to be seen by the vet prior to your physiotherapy appointment. All veterinary physiotherapy undertaken complies with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 where veterinary agreement is obtained prior to treatment. Sarah believes that communication is the key to working well as a team and encourages veterinary surgeons, owners and other professionals to work closely with her to achieve the best results for their clients.
Sarah’s aim as a Veterinary Physiotherapist is to promote healing and restore normal function by aiding pain management, reducing inflammation, improving and/or maintaining joint mobility, building and/or maintaining muscle mass and strength, improving balance, coordination, core strength and stability. Improving proprioception and correcting compensatory gait patterns. Identifying and treating soft tissue and musculoskeletal problems. Providing comfort and retraining new efficient movement patterns.
Physiotherapy can help animals in many ways whether for general maintenance of a family pet all the way through to a canine or equine athlete competing at the highest level. For the competitive client regular checks prior to competition will ensure that an animal can compete and perform at their optimum level and post competition induced strains can be resolved quickly.
There are a wide range of conditions affecting dogs and horses of all ages from the very young to the older companion, that can benefit from physiotherapy treatment including, but not limited to Pre and post operative surgery, soft tissue injuries, degenerative orthopaedic conditions, neurological conditions, reduced function, general stiffness and/or weakness in senior patients muscular imbalances.
Treatment outcomes may include but are not limited to the avoidance of invasive/surgical treatment where possible (and where surgical treatment is contra-indicated), quicker recovery after surgery, improved or restored function, increased performance and strength, increased range of movement, minimising of muscle atrophy, prevention of further or recurrent injury, reduced pain, reduced inflammation, swelling & muscle spasm, repaired tissue damage and enhanced general well-being.
Animals can exhibit discomfort in a variety of ways ranging from subtle decreases in performance all the way through to schooling and behavioural issues.