Offering a range of in-clinic facilities and treatments allows Petffisio to effectively treat a whole range of ailments. Our treatments are all aimed at improving your pet’s healing process.
Helping to reduce and control pain, manage swelling and oedema (swelling from injury or inflammation), increase joint range of motion, and improve muscle function.
Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy
We use equipment that emits controlled energy waves which work with your body’s natural magnetic field to improve healing. The magnetic fields help the animal to increase electrolytes and ions. This naturally influences electrical changes on a cellular level and influences cellular metabolism.
The scientific evidence is that PEMF therapy is effective because it conveys ‘information’ that triggers specific repair activities within the body. The currents induced in tissues by PEMF mimic the natural electrical activities created within bones during movements.
Gym balls / Wobble cushions / Therabands – Core stability and strength training
During rehabilitation, most patients have experienced a time of immobility or disuse of a limb and muscle groups. This can have a significant impact overall on core stability and strength. Core stability can be challenged targeting the major supportive muscles groups of the limbs, trunk and spine. These modalities are also very beneficial for ‘fine-tuning’ smaller muscles groups used for more intricate movements.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS is the use of an electric current generated by a device and delivered through adhesive electrodes placed on the skin of the patient stimulating nerves to provide pain relief. TENS works most effectively when it is introduced early in the postoperative or injury phase. It can be applied for up to 8 hours per day and is very well tolerated in conscious patients. Hire equipment available.
Laser Therapy Class 3B
Phototherapy commonly know as Laser therapy is a well researched practice that applies light in a therapeutic capacity. Light energy is absorbed by mitochondria and chromophores into the cells which leads to an increase immune response.
Bones, ligaments, soft tissue, tendons, skin, nerves and wounds.
Stimulates healing, facilitates healing process, increases cell function, stimulates immune system, pain reduction in nerves, joints, muscles and tendons, reduces inflammation, improves circulation, lowers cholesterol, antibacterial effect, promotes nerve regeneration.
Long wave therapeutic ultrasound exploits that heating and vibrational effects of ultra-high frequency sound waves to stimulate tissue regeneration. A layer of aqueous gel is used to ensure contact to the treatment area, to reduce reflection at the skin surface, ensuring maximum effect is applied to deeper tissues.
Ultrasound Therapy us used for the rehabilitation of soft tissue, ligaments, tendons, and skin.
It reduces muscle spasms, increases flexibility of ligaments, tendons, and scar tissue, improves the healing of soft tissue.
All these services are included in veterinary physiotherapy appointments after clinical evaluation.
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Elicitation of muscle contraction using electrical impulses in a similar manner to EMS and used in a more advanced phase of rehabilitation to increase strength and endurance of particular muscles.
Hire equipment available