Hydrotherapy Treatments - What Happens?
Initial Assessment Appointment £50
(Approximate duration: 1 hour)
This first appointment is chance for us to talk to you about your pet; their normal exercise levels, activities and about what we can achieve. The Hydrotherapist will carry out a gait analysis (to see how your pet is moving) and a hands-on musculoskeletal assessment (to assess muscle bulk and tone as well as joint range of motion) before discussing a proposed treatment plan. The most important person in your pet’s rehabilitation is you, which is why we spend time putting together a treatment plan that suits both you and your pet. Once we are familiar with your dogs history we will do an introductory session in the treadmill to get them used to the noises, sights and smells of Hydrotherapy.
Follow up Appointment £40
(Approximate duration: 40 minutes)
In most cases, your pet will require a number of follow up appointments. At each appointment your dog will first be showered in order to warm up their muscles and prepare them for treatment in the water treadmill. They will then be treated in the water treadmill and your pet will be accompanied by a therapist at all times when they are in the treadmill (unless it is behaviourally inappropriate for any particular pet). After each session your pet will be showered and thoroughly towel dried. We always recommend you bring a fleece blanket, towel or robe to wrap your pet in for the journey home, especially in cold weather. View our page on preparing for a session for further information about what to expect.
Tudor work closely with The Yorkshire Vet Physio, Sarah Williams and Karen Goodall who provide mobile animal physiotherapy services to both small and large animals. The cost of both Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy is generally covered by most popular pet insurance companies. We always suggest you contact your insurers to check whether your pet is covered.
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