Hydrotherapy Treatments - What Happens?
Initial Assessment Appointment £65
(Approximate duration: 60-90 minutes)
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 £45
(Approximate duration: 30-45 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 & shampooed if required and towel dried. We always recommend you bring a fleece blanket, towel or drying 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 physiotherapy services to both small and large animals. Karen is a registered member of IRVAP and she runs a clinic in Treeton. 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.
We are lucky to have a McTimoney Animal Chiropractor in Sheffield, also called Beth, she works here at Tudor part time as a Hydrotherapist. 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. Beth's details for anyone looking for Chiropractic treatments can be found by clicking this link.
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