Gait evaluation typically includes visual and/or subjective observation of the dog from a number of angles at both the walk and trot on a flat surface. To the trained eye, lameness can often be detected upon gait evaluation.
PALPATATION WHOLE ANIMAL
Palpation is a method of feeling with the fingers or hands during a physical examination to examine the size, consistency, texture, location, and tenderness of an organ or body part.
EVALUATION OF CLINICAL ASSESSMENT
Treatment, depending on the clinical assessment, may include: Canine Massage, Electrotherapies, Range of Motion, Active Range of Motion, Stretching and Home Exercise Plan.
Hydrotherapy programme specifically is individually tailored and designed around each individual patient, to provide the best rehabilitation with the aim of improving and maintaining your dogs physical and mental wellbeing.
In vet physiotherapy it is important to follow patients through the whole rehabilitation process to achieve the best results.
You will be given a home care plan that includes specific advice and a home exercise programme, and it’s likely you will need to return for a programme of continued rehabilitation which will be explained to you.
Recovery is progressed until either full function is achieved or your dog, cat or horse’s clinician deems it appropriate for them to be discharged.
Physiotherapy maintenance sessions may be necessary to minimise recurrence of any issues, but we will let you know if this is the case, so that you know what to expect.