Post-Operative Veterinary Rehabilitation

Post-Operative Veterinary Rehabilitation

We help your cherished pets recover from surgical procedures quickly and thoroughly through our post-operative rehabilitation services.

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What Does Rehabilitation From Surgery Or Injury Mean?

Veterinary rehabilitation is a process which aims to maximise patient mobility and wellbeing, returning them to their usual way of life following illness, injury or surgery. We restore pets to normal function (or as close as is possible), efficiently and safely using a number of physiotherapeutic techniques, such as laser therapy, hydrotherapy and acupuncture.

Injury and even surgery can disrupt the body’s equilibrium in all sorts of direct and indirect ways. Even a pet’s own protective responses such as the inflammatory process can overwhelm and inhibit healing, so one objective of post-operative rehabilitation is to reduce this level of inflammation. We also aim to boost the circulatory system, improve muscle function, increase range of motion within joints, and stimulate innate pain-relieving mechanisms.

With a concerted rehabilitation effort, pets can recover more quickly, realise better outcomes and avoid much pain and discomfort.

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How Do We Rehabilitate Patients?

As a team, we are passionate about keeping pets mobile and comfortable to help them live their best lives. Our vets have worked hard in order to bring some of the most advanced surgical techniques to our patients, but our care doesn’t end there. The way that a pet recovers from surgery or injury is as important as the operation or medical intervention itself, and by maximising the quality of recovery, we can maximise quality of life.

The best veterinary rehabilitation programmes consider the whole pet, not just the area of injury; we target and improve multiple systems throughout the body without forgetting the invaluable healing effects of boosting mental wellbeing too. From the wound healing properties of laser treatment, and the muscle strengthening of hydrotherapy, to the circulation boosting effects of massage, we will devise a rehabilitation programme to match a pet’s specific requirements.

We usually see patients return a number of times, finding that they relish the chance to get to know our friendly team as much as our vets and nurses enjoy building lasting bonds with them. We can also empower owners with the ability to continue post-operative rehabilitation at home through specific exercises and gentle massage.

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Happy Owners and Happy Pets

Physio vet were brilliant in the treatment of my old lady Tabitha, some 6 years ago. The treatment for her arthritis gave her visible relief. She was chilled and relaxed and clearly enjoyed thr administration of the treatment. Alas, she went downhill suddenly due to her age. We lost her at 19 and 5 months. I would have no hesitation in visiting with my current cats if and when the need is. Deb Godfrey Facebook
The best place for a diagnostic and treatment! Very nice people. Tell you accurately what is wrong with your pet even before you take it through the CT! Very knowledgeable, straight to the point, they have definitely earned my respect and if I have to, I will be going back! Anna Patus-Sykes Google
Met Dave yesterday as my dog had an allergic reaction, he knew what to do immediately and taught me what to do next time, really lovely and professional man and a lovely wife thanks again. Rebecca Wragg Facebook
Absolutely amazing. Buddy has been attending weekly for around 2 months and I’ve already seen a huge improvement In his hips! He gets so excited there as everyone is so lovely. The team are fabulous. Jessica Waltham Facebook
David is probably the best canine physiotherapist in Europe. Gemma Del Pueyo Director of Teaching Veterinary Physiotherapy, University of Madrid, Spain.
Just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service we received on Saturday when you gave Dotti an ‘Agility MOT’ and helped us with the problems she was having. I am pleased to report that she was more relaxed on Saturday evening than she had been for a while. HR. Shropshire Facebook
Great aspirational staff who want to get your dog back to a good quality of life. Kirstie Ashworth Facebook
Their absolute professionalism, coupled with an amazing caring ethos. Steve Darling Facebook

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Telephone01270 586008

AddressThe Smithy, Crewe Hall Farm, Old Park Road, Cheshire CW1 5UE

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