With the relocation of our Kibworth practice, we now have access to our very own Physiotherapy room and can offer physiotherapy treatments on site.
We look forward to welcoming Dr Shahad Mohammed back to the practice, in addition to Sophie Sparrow (RVN and qualified Physiotherapist) who will be offering physio appointments. Charlotte Muggleton (RVN) is near completion of her physiotherapy qualification, and will be offering laser treatments on a Thursday.
Physiotherapy plays a vital role in helping patients recover from injury, surgery, illness or disability – improving general mobility and therefore quality of life. It can help reduce stiffness and discomfort of arthritis in elderly animals, promote wound healing, reduce pain and inflammation, speed up healing from fractures and orthopaedic conditions such as; cruciate rupture and hip and elbow dysplasia.
For more information, please give us a call and speak to one of the friendly team to find out more.
We have access to a wide range of tools to use in the treatment of pets, including a stance analyser. The stance analyser can help owners identify subtle changes in their pets' weight bearing, potentially indicating an early injury or underlying musculoskeletal problem or weakness. For dogs with known musculoskeletal disease, e.g. hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis, it can help identify which limbs are affected and how the weight is shifted between limbs.
Our Stance Sessions are 15 minutes long and are used to measure your pet's static weight bearing. This is measured using a stance analyser or pressure plate. The physiotherapist will explain the findings in detail and discuss treatment options if necessary.
Data from the session will be emailed to you, and will also be saved on your pet's medical history so that it is accessible to your vet for review.
What can static weight bearing tell you?
It shows how an animal's body weight is distributed between its four limbs. In a healthy dog, approximately 60% of the body weight is carried by the forelimbs and 40% by the hindlimbs.
How can it be measured?
It is measured using a stance analyser or pressure plate.
The patient stands on the mat with a foot in each quadrant and a percentage of the total body weight is then calculated for each limb.
Why measure static weight bearing?
It can be used to identify subtle changes in weight bearing potentially indicating an early injury or underlying musculoskeletal problem or weakness.
For dogs with known musculoskeletal disease e.g. hip dysplasia or osteoarthritis it can help identify which limbs are affected and how the weight is shifted between limbs.
Is it for all animals?
The results are accurate for any animal between 4kg-150kg!
Data is collected in less than five seconds, so it is possible with even the bounciest Labrador!