Sherry’s Blog - Summer 2017

As you frequently hear, or at least we hope you frequently hear, when working with a therapist, regardless of the technique they use, this should only happen with veterinary consent and in most cases, after veterinary investigation and diagnosis. You really should not be working with anyone who does not abide by this protocol. It is actually an offence to treat an animal without veterinary approval.

Animal therapists have been specifically trained to deal with a number of conditions, not just the back, and quite often people are surprised at the number of problems they can help with.

With all the industry changes afoot I felt it appropriate to remind or in some cases educate what therapists, particularly physiotherapists can work on.

Therapists can also come equipped with a number of electrotherapies to compliment manual techniques and allow a greater depth of therapy if and when appropriate.

These include:

  • Laser
  • Phototherapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Electrovet
  • Pulsed magnetic field therapy Trophic electrical stimulators