At Portland Vets East Grinstead we are able to offer physiotherapy sessions to both our patients and those from other practices. Conditions treatable with physiotherapy include sprains and strains, back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, neurological diseases, nerve injuries, arthritis, tendon problems, cruciate disease, hip and elbow dysplasia, carpal deformities and many more. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession, aimed at restoring and optimising function, performance, mobility and independence. Veterinary Physiotherapy initially involves a thorough assessment, then an individualised treatment plan could include manual therapy (joint mobilisations, soft tissue work), electrotherapy, exercise programmes, advice, splinting or taping.
Ciara Foden BSc(Hons) PGDip. is a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist, dividing her time between human and animal patients. She has always had a great passion for animals, with particular interests in musculoskeletal problems and behaviour, plus wildlife and conservation. She is fully insured and registered with ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy), CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) and HCPC (Healthcare Professions Council).
All physiotherapy treatment to any animal must have veterinary consent as a legal requirement, under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966.