Vinnie, a very handsome three-year-old St Bernard, was diagnosed with hip and elbow dysplasia around a year ago and has recently started a physiotherapy and rehabilitation programme to help him cope with these conditions.
After an as assessment with a physiotherapist, Vinnie started a course of K-Laser treatment to help control the pain and inflammation associated with his elbows and hips. Vinnie’s physiotherapist has also introduced a range of therapeutic exercises to help Vinnie build strength and…
Leanne qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2009 and became increasingly interested in the benefits physiotherapy and rehabilitation could bring to the patients she was nursing. After studying for two years at The College of Animal Physiotherapy, she gained her Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy with distinction in 2012. Leanne then went on to train as a myofascial release therapist; a therapy that is particularly useful for soft tissue injuries and restrictions and the management of scar tissue.
Leanne has also undertaken further training in water management, underwater treadmill therapy, laser therapy and kinesiology taping. She has experience treating a wide range of conditions and injuries in dogs and cats and has a particular interest in physiotherapy and rehabilitation of canine sports and working dog injuries.
Abbie has had aspirations of becoming an animal physiotherapist since leaving school. Abbie first qualified as a veterinary nurse in January 2012 before starting the Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy a year later. She qualified from the College of Animal Physiotherapy with merit in May 2015.
Abbie has rehomed an elderly dog with arthritis and a cat with nerve problems – both of which benefit from regular physiotherapy at home. Abbie also loves horses and in her spare time enjoys going horse riding.
Amanda qualified as a vet from Cambridge University in 2005. She joined Cromwell Vets in August of that year and has stayed here ever since. Amanda has a special interest in internal medicine and in particular pain management, particularly for chronic conditions such as arthritis. She started using veterinary acupuncture in 2012.
Amanda is married with three daughters and has a small menagerie at home. She keeps herself busy with cats, chickens and a tortoise and is soon to be bringing home a new puppy. Her youngest cat Elvis came to live with her following a traumatic injury and he provides much entertainment for everyone who knows him with his ‘special ways’.
Sophie has been receiving physiotherapy for just a few weeks but in this time we have seen a great improvement in her walking. She has gone from not wanting to put her leg on the ground, and limping badly, to walking much more easily. This has been achieved through exercise and state-of-the-art K-laser treatment, administered with the skill and patience of Leanne (Sophie can be a very vocal patient, even though she likes seeing Leanne and receiving treats!). We have also been given a lot of really helpful advice on exercises, diet and the use of a brace for Sophie's leg. Thanks to all at Cromwell's.
Dylan met with the physiotherapy team for assessment and he began a few weekly sessions to determine if it would be effective. The benefits were obvious and Dylan continues to attend weekly for a work out tailored to his specific requirements, typically treat based! Recently these sessions have been prefaced by laser treatment to warm up the muscles prior to the exercises and the benefits are clearly noticeable in Dylan's movement. Dylan loves these sessions and I can't stress the difference that they have made to his general wellbeing. It will be interesting to see how the new underwater treadmill can further help with his condition.