Veterinary Physiotherapy Services Available
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:
PMFT (Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy)
LASER (Phototherapy, Red Light, Blue Light)
NMES/TENS (Muscle Stimulation)
Thermotherapy/Cryotherapy (Hot and Cold Therapy)
Trigger point release
Stretching/Range of motion testing
Exercise prescription (E.g. pole work, balance pads etc)
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.
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.
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.
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.