QUESTIONS ABOUT VETERINARY TREATMENT
IS THIS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Yes most insurance policies provide cover for veterinary physiotherapy treatment. It is always worth looking at your cover as an increasing number of insurers are covering physiotherapeutic treatment.
MY ANIMAL IS NERVOUS OR DOES NOT LIKE VETS, CAN THEY HAVE TREATMENT.
Everything is carried out at a pace to suit your animal. I have experience working with a range of animals and because of this I understand how far taking time to allow your animal to adjust can go. If you know you have a nervous dog or horse please let me know because where available I am more than happy to come and introduce myself to your animal (with some treats of course) to try and make assessment and treatment easier for them.
DO I NEED VETERINARY PERMISSION TO TREAT YOUR ANIMAL?
Yes. Prior to coming to see your animal for the first time, I will need veterinary permission to see them. Although this is not needed for maintenance cases, I do still prefer your vet to be aware that I am seeing you dog or horse. This is so everyone working with your animal is working together and your vet is happy with me seeing them. Don't worry though its quick and very easy to do and I'm more than happy to get in contact with your vets to seek permission to make things easier for you.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MY ANIMAL FOR THEIR SESSION
DO YOU ONLY TREAT HORSES AND DOGS?
No! Although I specialise in working with equine and canine clients (and love doing so) and I am more than happy to turn my hand to other species! Please contact me directly to discuss this, if I am not able to help, I can direct you to a practitioner who will specialise in your animal.
If I am coming to see your horse, please make sure they are in either tied up or in their stable. Please make sure they are dry and mud free. Wet and muddy horses can make treatment really tricky. I will need someone to be with me while your horse is being treated as I will need to ask questions and see your horse move. Please let me know if your horse has any issues with being handled (i.e having legs touched and picked up).
If your dog is coming to see me please make sure that you bring some of their favourite treats. I do have lots of treats, but sometimes it's nice for your dog to have something we know they like. Please make sure you bring your dog with a lead and collar/harness.
QUESTIONS ABOUT HUMAN TREATMENT
How Can I Help?
DO I NEED MY DOCTORS PERMISSION FOR TREATMENT?
No you do not need your doctors permission for my human treatments. Prior to any treatment I always carry out a full assessment on any new client. This may highlight something that may need to be discussed with a doctor or other healthcare professional before treatment.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST TREATMENT?
With any new client I always conduct a full initial assessment to get your history and an idea of any problems you may be experiencing. This also includes a postural , range of motion, and soft tissue assessment. Because of this I ask clients to dress in shorts and a t-shirt/vest. After this I will provide hands-on treatment, but not before discussing and explaining what I plan to do and why. Treatment normally lasts around 30-40 minutes depending on what needs to be done. Because I include all of this, the first session can take up to just over an hour.
WHERE DO YOU TREAT YOUR HUMAN CLIENTS?
I have a lovely treatment space that I warmly welcome human clients to. However I do offer some mobile sessions (for an additional fee). I will treat my human clients anywhere and everywhere and I have been known to treat people in stables, on campsites and in offices. However, I normally settle for your living room. Just so long as there enough space for me to put my table up and bring my equipment in!
Don't see the question you were looking for here, feel free to get in touch and I would be more than happy to talk through any questions you might have.