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Bank Account: Priory Veterinary Group (Christchurch) Ltd​
Sort Code: 30-80-89
Account Number: 33900868
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: Please use your surname and your pet's name as reference.

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Christchurch Hospital
01202 484466
59 Purewell
Christchurch BH23 1EN

Highcliffe Surgery
01425 273102
301 Lymington Road
Highcliffe BH23 5EG

Bransgore Surgery
01425 674080
Old Telephone Exchange
Bransgore BH23 8AA

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If you would like to make a payment via bank transfer, please use the account details below:

Bank Account: Priory Veterinary Group (Christchurch) Ltd​
Sort Code: 30-80-89
Account Number: 33900868
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: Please use your surname and your pet's name as reference.

Injury Rehabilitation and Veterinary Physiotherapy

Speak to us, for professional advice regarding rehabilitation & veterinary physiotherapy options for your pet

Rehabilitation and Veterinary Physiotherapy

Priory is delighted to collaborate with vet Jane Oatley to offer a comprehensive service dedicated to injury rehabilitation and veterinary physiotherapy. This specialised service is designed for pets who would benefit from a higher-level of expertise to optimise the management of their condition, ultimately enhancing their overall quality of life.

Jane is an Advanced Practitioner in small animal orthopaedics, who has a special interest in rehabilitation and pain management. She specialises in working-up and managing challenging lameness cases from those with chronic pain associated with degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis to more subtle, performance-limiting injuries in agility and working dogs. She is working towards her certification in canine rehabilitation therapy and has undergone further training in performance dog rehabilitation including the use of musculoskeletal ultrasonography, western acupuncture and laser treatment as well as working closely with local physiotherapists to provide a truly holistic approach to pain management for pets.

Veterinary Physiotherapy - Feline Rehabilitation - Priory Veterinary Group

Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies such as veterinary physiotherapy, laser, acupuncture and hydrotherapy, are now considered an important addition to medical and surgical management of many conditions, including osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, lumbosacral disease, soft tissue injuries, cruciate ligament disease and rehabilitation following surgery, or traumatic injury.

Veterinary Physiotherapy

We recommend, and work closely with Chartered Physiotherapists who have undergone extensive training in both human and animal physiotherapy techniques, and are closely regulated by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (A.C.P.A.T.).

Chartered Physiotherapists have thorough training in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and pathology, which enables them to perform various techniques to restore and maintain mobility, function independence and performance.  These include joint and soft tissue mobilisation and manipulation, and electrotherapy, e.g. Ultrasound, laser, and muscle stimulators.  Not only will they fully assess your pet to ensure only appropriate techniques are utilised, they will also advise on exercises that you can perform with your pet at home, to get the optimal results.

We are fortunate to have good relationships with some fantastic local animal physiotherapists including Hannah, who is part of the Leanne George Animal Physiotherapy (LGAP) team based in the New Forest. She has worked with LGAP for 3 years and will be working from our Bransgore clinic every other Wednesday.

The clinic will cover a variety of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic injuries and age-related conditions including acute and chronic injuries as well as post-operative rehabilitation.

Veterinary Physiotherapy - Dog on Physio Equipment - Priory Veterinary Group

Acupuncture

Acupuncture entails the precise insertion of thin needles into specific anatomical points. This acts via the central nervous system, resulting in the release of endorphins and modulation of neural pathways. In small animal veterinary medicine, acupuncture is often integrated as a complementary therapy, particularly in cases of arthritis, musculoskeletal pain, and neurological disorders. This holistic approach aims to optimise physiological balance and potentially reduce reliance on pharmacological interventions. Prior to starting acupuncture, we recommend a thorough consultation with Jane to ascertain the appropriateness and potential efficacy of incorporating acupuncture within the overall treatment plan for your pet.

Laser

Lasers are increasingly employed to alleviate pain in pets by stimulating cellular activity, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue repair. This non-invasive approach can be particularly beneficial for chronic conditions like arthritis or acute injuries as part of an overall pain management strategy. Laser therapy sessions are typically quick, painless, and well-tolerated by animals, offering us a safe and effective option to enhance our patient’s quality of life.

Veterinary Physiotherapy - Canine Laser Treatment - Priory Veterinary Group

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy helps to strengthen your pet’s muscles.  The water provides resistance to work the muscles effectively whilst supporting their body weight, therefore reducing the load on their joints. Hydrotherapy is especially useful to build muscle, following surgery or traumatic injury.  It can also improve overall fitness, and work wonders as part of a complete weight-loss program, in addition to being a fun activity in a safe environment, for dogs who enjoy a swim!

It is important to note that the treatment of animals should only be performed with the permission of a Registered Veterinary Surgeon, under the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order 2015.  This means that all practitioners offering complementary therapies should be seeking referral from your vet prior to starting treatment.  This is especially important so that we can give information on any medications or concurrent health concerns which may affect their treatment.  Unfortunately, this market is not well regulated, and inappropriate treatments performed by unsuitably trained persons can do more harm than good.  We work closely with a small number of certified practitioners, who we are confident can provide excellent standards of care for our patients.

Veterinary Physiotherapy - A Dog in Pool - Priory Veterinary Group

Contact Us For Further Information

If you would like to discuss how complementary therapies may be introduced to optimise the management of your pet’s condition, please contact us for an appointment with one of our vets. They will be able to advise you on the best options for your pet, and help refer you to an appropriate practitioner/facility.