VetPhysio is led by Elizabeth Jones (nee Pigot) a Chartered human physiotherapist and veterinary physiotherapist.
Animal physiotherapy and rehabilitation is provided on a home visit basis for large and small animals both domestic and athletic with referral from your veterinary surgeon.
Human physiotherapy and Pilates
is provided on a home visit basis. Group Pilates classes are run at Bere Regis Village hall (see Pilates link above for more details).
Lizzie is based in Bere Regis, near Wareham, Dorset.
Physiotherapy is provided on a domiciliary basis and is available throughout Hampshire and Dorset
. Areas covered include Dorchester, Wareham, Swanage, Purbecks, Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Forest, Ringwood, Wimborne and Blandford Forum. Lizzie also works from a small animal veterinary clinic in Dorchester,Southfield Vets.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is an evidence based health profession concerned with the assessment and treatment of disability.
How do I know if my animal needs physiotherapy?
Animals can't tell us where their pain is or if they have injured themselves, and they are often clever at hiding their discomfort. Schooling problems, behavioural problems or reduced performance can all be caused by pain, muscle weakness or joint stiffness
Animals, like people respond well to physiotherapy techniques and modalities that may include joint manipulation and mobilisation, massage, specific rehabilitation programmes, electro-therapeutic modalities and exercise programmes.
Physiotherapy intervention can limit the impact of injury and disease processes, optimize healing potential and accelerate return to function and/or performance.
Physiotherapy can help animals suffering from a variety of conditions such as back pain, sprains, strains, fractures and sporting injuries. Physiotherapy can also help restore function following orthopaedic, neurological or general surgery. In the performance animal physiotherapy can improve biomechanics and athletic ability.