Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy
We believe that Physiotherapy is very important in your pet's recovery. If done correctly this can really make a difference in the final outcome following surgery.
We work closely with Julia Hewiston, Veterinary Physiotherapist. Julia visits the centre every week. To find out more about Julia please go to her website here:
We have an on-site hydrotherapy treadmill to aid in the rehabilitation of many of our longer-term patients. Our nurses are fully trained in it's appropriate and effective use. The treadmill proves particularly useful in aiding the recovery of our spinal patients. Many of our patients return for regular hydrotherapy sessions, below is a lovely example:
Cooley really enjoys her regular hydrotherapy sessions here at Christchurch Veterinary Referrals.
Cooley suddenly lost the use of both front legs following a non surgical disk extrusion in her neck.
With amazing work from the team she is now walking again!