Veterinary Physiotherapy Services Available

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Alexandra Martin Veterinary Physiotherapy is a mobile veterinary service covering the Bath, Bristol, Wiltshire, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire regions (visits to other areas are considered on an individual basis). Physiotherapy sessions will be conducted either at your home or at the location in which the animal is housed.

We are able to treat a range of different animal species, using a variety of different techniques, some of which are listed below: 

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Massage

PMFT (Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy)

LASER (Phototherapy, Red Light, Blue Light)

Therapeutic Ultrasound

NMES/TENS (Muscle Stimulation)

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Thermotherapy/Cryotherapy (Hot and Cold Therapy)

Trigger point release

Stretching/Range of motion testing

Exercise prescription (E.g. pole work, balance pads etc)

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Information about what to expect from your first veterinay physiotherapy session

Your First Physiotherapy Session

Once your appointment has been booked, you may be left wondering what to expect from your first session. Whilst all animals are treated on an individual basis, it is normal to expect the following steps to take place. 

Clinical History + Discussion

Alongside the clinical history from your vet, it is beneficial for us to have a thorough understanding of what everyday life with your animal looks like in order for us to tailor your individual plan.

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Identification of Problem Areas

After the physiotherapist has finished assessing your animal, any problem areas will be discussed with you, and goals for treatment set.

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Gait Assessment

Depending on the current physical state of your animal it is likely that we will want to review how your animal moves in order to identify any gait changes or signs of dysfunction

Individual Treatment Plan

Any treatment will be carried out. This may include a combination of manual or electrotherapy techniques. Your physiotherapist will be able  explain any of these treatments. 

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Physical Assessment

A full body physical examination will take place. This is done through palpation and range of motion tests.

Home Exercises + Advice

Exercises are often set as tasks to be completed at home in order to get the best out of physiotherapy. Advice regarding your animals condition and future appointments will also be given.

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Prices
Generally most sessions last at least one hour, although it is often longer than this depending on the type of session or participation of the animal. Normally your first appointment will take longer due to initial introductions and history taking, as well as the completion of any additional paperwork.
 
Half an hour sessions may be suitable as follow-up appointments for intensive cases that require only certain or very specific treatment types (e.g. LASER therapy). 


Prices listed accurate as of 12/04/22. 

                      General Prices
Equine Physiotherapy Session - £55.00
Canine Physiotherapy Session - £50.00
Feline Physiotherapy Sessions - £35.00
1/2 Hour Sessions (All Species) - £35.00
 
Sessions for other species of animal e.g. farm, small furries, or exotics are considered upon discussion.

I offer block booking discounts which a lot of my long-term clients find beneficial, feel free to drop me a message if you would like to find out more information.

Packages
10% off each animal when booking in 2 or more animals on the same day.

Refer a friend scheme - Get £10.00 off your next session when a friend gives your name at their first session.

Canine and equine annual packages are available (maintenance checks only) to help ensure your animal gets regular spaced out sessions all year around. 

Mileage - Due to the increase in fuel prices and cost of living from August 2022 I have regretably had to make the decision to start charging additional travel costs. I am more than happy to discuss this one-on-one, and I have tried my best to keep this as low as possible. From Bath City Centre: Within 5 Miles - FREE, Within 10 Miles - £2, Within 15 Miles - £4, Within 20 Miles - £6.

Comprehensive written reports for your session - If desired I can compile your session notes into a professional report that you can have for your own records or share with other people involved in your animals care. This report could be a summary of a few sessions if you are a regular, or a one-off for my less frequent clients. The report will contain an extensive write up of your session(s), a home exercise plan, and anatomical drawings outlining areas of concern. Due to the length of time it takes me to compile these reports I have decided to start charging an additional fee of £10.00 per report. 

FAQ's

Where are you based?
I am a fully mobile business - so I will come to you! Check out my main areas of service HERE.

What areas do you cover?
I cover a 20-mile radius of Bath, Somerset. However, I am willing to travel further for multiple animal bookings. 

My animal hates the vets or can be difficult at times, is this a problem?
Usually, absolutely not, I always take my time getting to know my patients and trying out different methods to ensure they are comfortable, relaxed, and getting the most out of their sessions. Sometimes with trickier animals, this will take more than one session.

I have more questions...
Contact me! I will never charge you for a phone call to discuss you and your animal's needs. There is no obligation for you to book an appointment afterwards, but you will at least know your options.

 

Did You Know?

Most Insurance companies will cover physiotherapy treatment - It is worth checking whether your policy has built in cover for therapies such as physiotherapy, as they may cover up to 100% of the cost! I am always happy to discuss any questions regarding packages or pricing on an individual basis, so please do contact me.