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. 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 £40
(Approximate duration: 30-40 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 wash away any debris from their coat. 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 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 members 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.
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