Vet Physio in west Wales

Welcome to the website of Katie Knight Veterinary Physiotherapy

Katie Knight Veterinary Physiotherapy is owned and run by Katie Knight who is a fully qualified veterinary physiotherapist and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). Katie provides a friendly, professional and reliable veterinary physiotherapy service treating horses and dogs in West Wales.

Equine Palpation of musculature
Equine Palpation of musculature

Veterinary physiotherapy is used to identify areas of dysfunction or weakness and then an individually tailored treatment programme and remedial exercise programme will be developed in order to optimize the healing process and return to function of the animal. Working alongside your vet will ensure your animal receives the most appropriate and effective treatment possible.

Aims of physiotherapy:

  • Relieve pain

  • Optimize healing

  • Restore function and mobility

  • Enhance performance and athletic ability

 

Common conditions treated:

  • Muscle strains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Surgery (pre and post-operatively)
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Joint Problems
  • Compensatory problems due to underlying lameness

Treatment modalities used:

  • Massage

  • Stretching

  • Joint mobilizations

  • Cold

  • Heat

  • Electrotherapy (TENs and H-Wave)

  • Remedial exercise prescription

A combination of treatments dependent on the issue being treated will be used to ensure your animal gains the full benefit of treatment.

Equine Palpation of musculature

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