Physiotherapy services are provided by Karl Jones, a chartered physiotherapist. Click on the link on the left to learn more about Karl. Karl sees patients at Anderson Moores one day a week. If you would like Karl to examine your dog please ask your vet about a referral, and if you are a vet looking to refer a patient, a physiotherapy referral form is available below.
Vet Physio is about preventing problems occurring, promoting good health and mobility, improving performance in the competitive or working dog and assisting in the effective and speedy recovery after injury or surgery.
Unlike the title 'Veterinary Surgeon', the title 'Animal or Veterinary Physiotherapist' is not protected by law, which means that anyone can in theory call themselves an animal or veterinary physiotherapist regardless of their qualifications. However, the title 'Chartered Physiotherapist' (MSCP) is protected by law and can only be used by physiotherapists who have achieved a high level of academic and practical training in all aspects of physiotherapy.
Working with "humans" first, allows physiotherapists to sensitise their hands and to refine their treatment techniques. They also develop a keen eye for seeing subtle movement abnormalities. This experience is invaluable and allows Veterinary Physiotherapists to be very sensitive to the identification and treatment of problems in animals. Valuable feedback gained from human patients is essential to adapt treatment techniques for use on animals. They are often far more sensitive than humans; therefore an experienced, gentle and re-assuring touch is needed to treat animals.
Think back to if you or anyone that you know has had to have physiotherapy following an injury, surgery or for that “not quite right” feeling. Physiotherapists help to enable the muscles and joints to move correctly, and build the correct muscles up to keep it that way! We do this by using our hands-on skills, movement therapy, electrotherapy and by tapping into that all important neuromuscular system – the link between the brain and the body.
The aim of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance.
Qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists are movement and exercise specialists and Veterinary Physiotherapy is all about helping your dog live life to the full and to be able to do all the activities you enjoy sharing together.
For more information on how veterinary physiotherapy can help your pet and the types of treatments used please click here