Contact

Phone or text: 07989 396369

Email: alisonpearcevetphysio @ gmail.com

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Treatment

Massage and manual techniques

Massage is a powerful yet gentle hands-on treatment, used to relax tight muscles, release restricted fascia and resolve trigger points.  Massage therapists treat the whole body, ensuring areas of compensation and asymmetry are addressed.  As a Canine Massage Guild member, I trained for two years specifically in massage and bodywork, and have subsequently undertaken further continuing professional development in specialist skills. Techniques I use include:

  • Swedish, deep tissue and sports massage

  • direct and indirect myofascial release

  • the Lenton Method

  • manual lymphatic drainage

  • specific facilitated stretches

  • joint mobilisation

Massage treatment can be carried out alone, or in conjunction with other therapies, depending on the individual requirements of the animal.

Electrotherapies

Electrotherapy machines produce various forms of energy such as sound or light waves.  The energy is transmitted into the body to reduce inflammation and pain, and optimise healing.  Like most mobile practitioners I use portable devices that are rechargeable and can be used in any environment.  Currently available electrotherapy modalities include:

  • red and blue phototherapy

  • class 3b infrared LASER

  • neuromuscular electrostimulation / NMES

  • pulsed magnetic field therapy / PMFT

  • therapeutic ultrasound

If you are seeking a therapist specifically for a course of eletrotherapy treatment, e.g. Laser, please get in touch to discuss options.

Exercise prescription and expert advice

As a veterinary physiotherapist, I use my knowledge of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to prescribe specific targeted exercises, addressing individual areas of injury or weakness.  I will work with you to set short and long term goals, in areas such as:

  • restore function following injury or surgery

  • improve mobility

  • build muscle mass and strength

  • improve flexibility, balance and proprioception

  • sports-specific conditioning

I take a holistic approach meaning I consider the whole animal, focusing on both mental and physical wellbeing and taking into account all aspects of their environment and daily activities.  I can provide help and advice on:

  • environmental adaptions 

  • adjustments to exercise routines

  • mental stimulation to maintain wellbeing during rehabilitation

  • management of other pets within the home

  • stress and anxiety reduction

By treating the whole animal in the context of their own environment and lifestyle, the best possible outcome can be achieved.