How important is the movement
Silvia, as a Registered Vet Nurse, focused her career on neurology and orthopaedic cases, working closely with advanced diagnostic imaging which gave her the ability to increase her skills in rehabilitation nursing care and discovered her passion for physiotherapy. She gained her Pgd in Vet Physiotherapy and a Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy propelling her to start her own consultancy business.
Our Team is passionate about helping dogs and cats with mobility issues.
We work hard to give them a better quality of life, free from pain and with the possibility of moving once more with freedom.
We are now in a place to share our passion and knowledge in working together to open our new company in our hometown of London. And so, London Vet Rehab Ltd is born. Animals, just like humans, can develop functional limitations and mobility issues. Because of this they may therefore benefit from a skillfully developed rehabilitation program, which is why the veterinary community is slowly starting to recognising the benefit of physical therapy for animals.
We need to spread knowledge to people about how to help their animals have a better quality of life using a wide range of techniques rather than just medication.
Physiotherapy is really common and used in relation to human medicine, quite a normal process when you had orthopaedic or neuro surgery or just a sciatic pain, more famous than veterinary physiotherapy, but has been around for over 30 years and is really essential for a good recovery of your animal.
Part of physiotherapy consist in:
• Movement Therapies; ranging from passive range of movement of limbs and joints (movement without ‘effort’), to assisted walking, to the obstacle course exercises for the very advanced patient
• Manual Therapies; including hands-on graded mobilisation techniques to loosen joint stiffness or pain
• Soft Tissue Techniques; including massage techniques and myofascial release techniques aimed at loosening tensions in and between soft tissues.
Physiotherapy involved managing both primary and secondary problems: primary could be cruciate ligament rupture on the right knee, secondary could be weight distributed differently in the other 3 legs and back because of lameness on the right back leg.
Very important, after the diagnosis of your vet, to be referred to a qualified Physiotherapist that will help you with your pet’s recovery and its quality of life.