Veterinary Physiotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions in animals. It combines movement analysis with knowledge of the anatomy of the neuro-muscular system to identify potential pathologies and areas of weakness. Physiotherapy for animals boasts many clinical benefits, and in recent years has become increasingly recognised in the veterinary industry.
Ratcliffe Referrals Veterinary Physiotherapy is a Bedfordshire based mobile physiotherapy service specialising in equine and canine sports maintenance and rehabilitation.
Run and owned by Imogen Ratcliffe, a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy graduate. Imogen is affiliated with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) and maintains full public and private liability insurance.
With a keen interest in anatomy and a passion for animal welfare, Imogen strives to achieve the highest standard of care for her patients.
It has been recommended that ridden horses have six-monthly maintenance checks to ensure they are fit for ridden function and have no pain impeding their performance. Physiotherapy is also indicated following injury or post-operatively in equines. Contact us to see how we can help your horse.
There is increasing recognition for the benefits of physiotherapy in companion animals. From the canine athlete to the household pet, physiotherapy for dogs has demonstrated a number of clinical benefits. Physiotherapy is most commonly used in post-operative rehabilitation in canines. Contact us to see how we can help your dog.
Book an Appointment
You are now able to book your appointment online using the links below. Please note, per the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966) and the Veterinary Surgeons Exemption Order (2015), physiotherapy for lame or inured animals requires veterinary consent. This is simply a case of downloading a Veterinary Consent Form. However, animals seen for maintenance reasons do not require veterinary consent before their physiotherapy consultation.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
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