The purpose of Veterinary Physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance, tailoring treatments to each individual animal’s condition and the stage of rehabilitation.
Animals, like people, respond to Physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy for animals is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence, and performance. Our veterinary physiotherapy team is led by Louise Carson who is a fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapist (MCSPs) who has undergone further training in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals. She has specialist knowledge in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, and pathology and uses detailed assessment to tailor treatments to each animal’s condition and stage of the problem. Veterinary consent is required prior to treatment, ARC will ensure this is obtained after the client has booked an appointment. The physiotherapy consultations combine a full clinical assessment with treatment protocols tailored to restore and maintain an animal’s mobility, function, and performance. The owner will be present the entire time and will be advised on how to continue the treatment plan at home. Clients are encouraged to bring their pet to the centre for their treatment as this is the most effective place to conduct the consultation. On occasions, it may be necessary to see the patient in their home environment. This can be arranged if required. The consultation is conducted within a private room within the ARC centre but clients have free access to ARC’s facilities during their stay.