Hydrotherapy Treatments - What Happens?
Initial Assessment Appointment £65
(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. 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. We will spend time putting together a treatment plan that suits both you and your pet and provide regular feedback to your vets.
Follow up Appointment £43
(Approximate duration: 30-40 minutes)
In most cases, your pet will require a number of follow up appointments. Your pet will be accompanied by a therapist at all times when they are in the treadmill (unless it is behaviourally inappropriate). After each session your pet will be showered, shampoo if required and 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 works closely with Karen Goodall Veterinary Physiotherapist who provides mobile physiotherapy services to both small and large animals. Karen is a registered member of IRVAP. 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 prior to treatments.
Clinical Canine Massage
Tudor also refers patients externally to Vicky Sowerby, a qualified clinical canine massage therapist, a non-invasive, hands-on therapy which gives results you can see, and your dog can feel. It helps to improve mobility issues such as lameness and limping, reduces stress and anxiety, supports dogs suffering with orthopaedic issues such as arthritis and hip dysplasia, and aids in post-operative recovery following surgery. Appointments for massage can be arranged on site here at Tudor.
We are lucky to have a McTimoney Animal Chiropractor in Sheffield who provides hands on treatment allowing us to assess the pressure the individual needs to achieve the best outcome. Each adjustment is a fast, light movement carried out once on each misaligned vertebrae or bone identified through touch along the animal. A “misalignment” found indicates where a joint has become stuck in it’s range of motion. The adjustment given puts energy into the joint, allowing it the opportunity to regain it’s full range of motion. This allows the animal to move in the best, most symmetrical way possible improving health, welfare and performance. Soft-tissue massage is incorporated alongside the adjustments to improve the effectiveness of the chiropractic treatment. Appointments for Chiropractic can be arranged on site here at Tudor.
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