An initial static visual assessment - here the overall conformation of the animal and any asymmetries are noted.
Dynamic Assessment - also know as gait analysis where the animals way of moving is assessed. This is often carried out on the ground mainly at walk and trot including straight lines or circles. Some horses may also need to be lunged or ridden to gain a true understanding of their movement.
Your animal is then palpated from head to toe in order to highlight any areas requiring attention. These areas can be directly and indirectly associated to the condition referred by the vet or completely unrelated. Either way, anything found is treated with veterinary permission in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.
Finally, after the initial visit, a treatment plan and individually tailored exercise program will be put in place to address your animals needs. A report will be filled out with every visit and a copy given to the owner and the referring veterinary surgeon.
*** Many pet insurance companies do cover veterinary physiotherapy, please check with your individual insurers. ***
Jayne will use a combination of manual techniques, electrotherapies and therapeutic exercise in order to address any issues highlighted in the initial assessment. The modality selected depends on the area of the animal being treated and the desired affect required.