Animals in Action
Covering Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset
Harriett is a fully insured and qualified level 7 Veterinary Physiotherapist. Harriett completed her BSc Hons degree before completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy
She is registered with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists, this ensures she is clinically competent, insured and 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 Veterinary 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 with her cocker spaniel, cycling and watercolour painting
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
I cover a wide range of animals: horses, dogs, cats and small furries with the occasional farm animal
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
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.
When required, Harriett has access to a range of therapeutic machines to help modulate healing and pain and prolong the physiotherapy effects, these include PEMFT, TENS, LASER and more.
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 plans to encourage correct movement patterns, improve muscle strength, endurance, suppleness, proprioception, balance and stability post Physiotherapy treatment.
Harriett has the right to discuss any findings with your veterinarian
Brushed clean horses are always appreciated, its nice to stay clean for the next client.
Feet picked out.
Shelter or stable if raining to keep dry, for both your horse and me!
Trot up area in daylight prior to the session
Please let me know if there is any possibility of kicking/ biting, I have my hat and gloves ready.
Non slip flooring, with a blanket or bed
Clean and dry ready for the session
Lead ready for the dynamic assessment
Treats are always useful for the remedial exercises
Please let me know if there is a chance your pet might be aggressive
If your animal is currently under veterinary treatment for lameness or poor performance, veterinary consent is required. Veterinary consent is not required for maintenance sessions if the animal is fit, healthy and sound.
It is the owners responsibility to notify me if there is any changes to the veterinary history, veterinary practice registration or animals health.
failure to notify me may result in the animal not being deemed suitable to receive physiotherapy, and may be subject to a treatment charge
Please down load the PDF and email to me prior to the Physiotherapy appointment, alternatively please contact me with your veterinary surgeons details, your full name, animals name and address, and I can obtain permission for you on your behalf prior to your appointment
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The horses feel so amazingly straight and supple after Harreitts in-hand pole work. I totally recommend giving it a try
Bentley has received a number of sessions of physio with Harriet and i cant thank her enough for bringing Bentley back to his normal self!
Harriett is a pleasure to work with and is always very attentive when handling my horse during his physio session. She is very patient, understanding and skilled at work. I would highly recommend as you feel and see the difference in your horse straight away