YourVets Smethwick have a registered veterinary physiotherapist, Hollee McEvoy, onsite all day on a Friday.

What does veterinary physiotherapy mean to your pet?

Veterinary physiotherapy combines the use of manual and electrotherapy techniques for the treatment and rehabilitation of animals with musculoskeletal or neurological conditions. Working alongside veterinary surgeons to provide specific treatment programmes in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Does my animal need physiotherapy?

All animals will benefit from physiotherapy. Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain, improve mobility and restore normal muscular function. Overall helping in maintaining musculoskeletal health and making the animal as comfortable as possible. Signs your pet may benefit from physiotherapy include….

  • Stiffness/lameness
  • Excessive licking to an area or joint
  • Reduced activity and lethargic
  • Aggressive behaviour when touched
  • Difficulty getting up from lying position or climbing stairs
  • Significant muscle loss
  • Over weight
  • Issues with balance and coordination

Conditions that will benefit from physiotherapy:

  • Arthritis, joint pain, inflammation and stiffness
  • Muscle, ligament or tendon injuries
  • Orthopaedic and spinal conditions
  • Neurological conditions
  • Overweight pets
  • Performance and sports injuries

What is included in your session?

Following veterinary consent a full in depth assessment of the animal is completed. Each individual assessment includes a case history, static and dynamic observations and full body palpation. On completion of the assessment, a treatment programme will be created, specific to the individual case. Treatment may involve: massage and various soft tissue techniques, joint mobilizations, stretches and/or electrotherapies. At the end Individual exercise programmes are utilized to encourage maximum fitness and health. Owners play a massive part in the rehabilitation of the animal, and their concerns and exceptions are listened to. Management advice is always provided for owners.

Why use our veterinary physiotherapist at YourVets in Smethwick?

Hollee is a fully qualified registered member of the NAVP. This ensures to customers that their physio is highly qualified through an accredited training programme, has professional and public liability insurance, works in accordance to current legislation alongside your veterinary surgeon and other paraprofessionals, and continually maintains and enhances her skills by completing continued professional development annually. NAVP members have the animals welfare in their best interests.

If you would like to know more about our physiotherapy service, please call us on 0121 516 1999.