FAQ'S FOR TREATING ANIMALS
How Can I Help?
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 am aware that these sorts of things need to be done with care and compassion to reassure your animal that I am not a vet and that I am in fact here to provide a nice treatment. 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 ‘friends’ prior to assessment and treatment.
DO I NEED VETERINARY PERMISSION TO TREAT YOUR ANIMAL?
Yes. Prior to coming to see your animals I will need veterinary permission to see them. This is the law for any veterinary physiotherapist and anyone providing treatment for any animal that is not a vet! Don't worry though its quick and very easy to do and I'm also more than happy to get in contact with your vets to seek permission to make things easier for you. For more information on this please see my veterinary physiotherapy page.
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! So long as there is muscle and bone involved I would love to help.
IS THIS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Yes this can be covered by insurance especially if its after your animal has had some sort of surgical procedure and the physiotherapy is to help recovery. It is always worth looking at your cover as an increasing number of insurers are covering physiotherapeutic treatment.
FAQ'S FOR TREATING HUMANS
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. 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 30-45 minutes depending on what needs to be done. Because I include all of this, the first session can take up to 2 hours.
WHERE DO YOU TREAT YOUR HUMAN CLIENTS?
I will treat my human clients anywhere and everywhere! I have been known to treat people in stables, on campsites and in offices. However, because I am mobile 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!