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Veterinary Physiotherapy

Harriett Freeman

 

Covering Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset

 

Harriett Freeman

Harriett is a fully insured and qualified PgD Veterinary Physiotherapist. 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 Wiltshire part-time whilst seeing her own clients covering Wiltshire, Somerset and Dorset

In her spare time, Harriett enjoys exercising her horse, Zeena and training her working cocker spaniel puppy, Rupert. 

 

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Services

 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

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?

  • Post-surgical

  • Elderly and Arthritic

  • Athletic animals

  • Neurological

  • Overweight

Physiotherapy benefits include:

  • R

    eduction in pain

  • I

    mproved performance

  • Improve range of motion

  • Improved healing time

  • Improve muscle mass and symmetry

  • Reduce muscle spasm

  • Improve strength and suppleness

  • Improve proprioception

Electrotherapies

Harriett uses a varied range of therapeutic machines to help modulate healing and pain and prolong the physiotherapy effects

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy stimulates biological responses which stimulates tissue repair. There are various studies that support the use of Laser therapy for the following conditions:

  • Arthritic patients

  • Pain relief

  • Wound healing 

  • Muscle strains

  • Tendon and ligament damage

  • Neurological conditions

  • Reduce inflammation

Rehabilitation

Harriett creates individual remedial exercise programmes to encourage correct movement patterns, improve muscle strength, endurance, suppleness, proprioception, balance and stability post Physiotherapy treatment. 

 

Veterinary Consent

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 ensure 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 permisson for you on your behalf.

 

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