Our pets’ mobility and quality of life can be affected by a huge range of different conditions, from degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, to injuries such as a ruptured cruciate ligament or fracture. The aim of rehabilitation is to reduce the pain caused by disease, injury or surgery, improve function and ultimately to help our pets enjoy life again. The Cromwell ARC offers tailored rehabilitation programmes for your pet to get them back on their feet. Our pets can benefit from rehabilitation for a range of issues, including post-operative recovery, degenerative diseases and recovery from injury.
Your pet will be treated in purpose built rehabilitation facilities by our team of experienced qualified animal physiotherapists, who offer the most up to date treatments including physiotherapy, underwater treadmill therapy and class IV laser therapy. Our team of animal physiotherapists work in accordance with Veterinary Surgeons Act, which means treatment is only undertaken following referral from your vet. If you feel your pet may benefit from being assessed and treated by the team at the Cromwell ARC, please speak to your vet. When your pet is referred to the Cromwell ARC by your vet, they will be booked in for an hour-long assessment with the animal physiotherapy team, who will then create a rehabilitation programme specifically for them.
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.
Ariane graduated as an animal physiotherapist from Harper Adams University in July 2018. As part of her degree, Ariane spent several months at the Queen Mother Hospital for Small Animals in Hertfordshire. During this time, she worked alongside their in-house physiotherapist, and went on to develop a keen interest in neurological rehabilitation and arthritis management.
Ariane has also undertaken further training in laser therapy. In addition, Ariane also attends several CPD events a year; enabling her to learn new skills and develop her knowledge.