Why should I bring my pet to Kentdale for Veterinary Physiotherapy?
Kentdale Referrals is one of the UK’s leading Specialist-led Orthopaedic, Spinal and Soft Tissue small animal referral centres. Veterinary Physiotherapist Eugenie Wilcocks works closely with our multidisciplinary team in providing gold standard patient care to optimise your pet’s recovery.
What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?
Veterinary Physiotherapy is an evidence-based profession encompassing a range of non-invasive therapies to relieve pain.
It also improves quality of life, enhance post-operative rehabilitation, restore function and promote performance for a variety of canine conditions.
What Physiotherapy Treatments are Available?
Class IV laser therapy
- Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
- NMEs and TENs therapy
- Soft tissue manual therapies including: trigger point therapy,
- Photizo therapy
- Rehabilitative home exercise programs consisting
of core strengthening and conditioning and gait repatterning exercises.
What can I expect if my pet Undergoes Physiotherapy?
Your pet may first meet our Veterinary Physiotherapy team as an inpatient recovering from surgery, or as an outpatient.
If your pet is recovering from surgery, a personalised rehabilitation plan will be developed and will include specific advice about how to manage your pet once they have returned home.
Many of our patients return to see our physiotherapist to further their rehabilitation and ensure the best possible outcome and increase in mobility.
As an outpatient, a full history of your pet’s condition will be taken. Your pet’s posture as well as how they stand and move will be closely assessed and a tailor-made treatment plan will be devised to address any of your pet’s issues. This could include manual therapies such as massage, or electrotherapies such as class IV therapy. A customised exercise plan will then be created for you to work on at home with your pet.
Eugenie believes in treating patients holistically by working alongside our referring Vets, Hydrotherapist’s, Osteopaths, Behaviourists, Trainers and, most importantly, their owners. Treatments are gentle yet effective and the majority of patients find them relaxing.
Meet our Veterinary Physiotherapist
A member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) and the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP), Eugenie graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Harper Adams University.