Animals in Action
Covering Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset
Harriett is a fully insured and qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist PGDip. Registered with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists, this ensures she is up to date with training, new research and information.
Harriett has over 10 years experience working with animals from a personal and professional perspective, having previously worked as a head eventing groom, massage therapist and at a small veterinary practice as a physiotherapist.
She is currently working at a mixed animal Veterinary Practice based in Somerset part-time whilst seeing her own clients covering Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset
In her spare time, Harriett enjoys long country walks and training her cocker spaniel puppy, Rupert.
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Harriett provides a range of physiotherapy techniques to all animals, each treatment is tailored to the individual.
Static and Dynamic assessment
A static and dynamic assessment is performed at each Physiotherapy assessment in order to allow for a detailed rehabilitation plan to be made, and to allow documentation of progress.
Physiotherapy is beneficial for all patients no matter their age, breed and size. It is the use of exercises, massage, myofascial release, stretching, electrotherapies, heat and cryotherapy to help improve performance, speed up recovery and provide general wellness
Who can have Physiotherapy?
Elderly and Arthritic
Physiotherapy benefits include:
Reduction in pain
Improve range of motion
Improved healing time
Improve muscle mass and symmetry
Reduce muscle spasm
Improve strength and suppleness
Harriett uses a varied range of therapeutic machines to help modulate healing and pain and prolong the physiotherapy effects
Laser Therapy stimulates biological responses which stimulates tissue repair. There are various studies that support the use of Laser therapy for the following conditions:
Tendon and ligament damage
Harriett creates individual remedial exercise programmes to encourage correct movement patterns, improve muscle strength, endurance, suppleness, proprioception, balance and stability post Physiotherapy treatment.
In accordance to the Veterinary Surgeons Act 2006 and the Veterinary Surgeons Exemption Order 2015, by law all Physiotherapy should be performed under direct referral from a Veterinary Surgeon.
This ensures all Physiotherapists are qualified and insured professionals working on animals safely.
Please down load the PDF and email to be prior to the Physiotherapy appointment, alternative please contact me with your veterinary surgeons details and I can obtain permission for you on your behalf.