Frequently asked questions

If you require any further information regarding the services that we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 07795958687 or emma@EBvetphysio.co.uk 

 

Alternatively, here is a list of frequently asked questions from clients.  

Frequently asked questions

Do I need a vet referral for my pet to have physiotherapy or K-laser therapy?


Yes. It is a legal requirement for veterinary physiotherapists to obtain veterinary consent before treating your pet.




How do I know if my pet needs physiotherapy or K-laser therapy?


Your pet may require physiotherapy or K-laser therapy preceding or following surgery, or after an injury as part of the rehabilitation process. Contact us or speak to your vet about how your pet may benefit from these treatments. Degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis may cause discomfort and reduced mobility for your pet. Signs of discomfort include changes of temperament, limping or reluctance to perform daily activities, excessive grooming of a particular area and becoming more vocal. If you recognise any of these changes in your pet, speak to your vet. Physiotherapy and K-laser therapy aims to alleviate pain and restore mobility and function. If your pet is a working or athletic animal, physiotherapy can help to increase suppleness, muscle endurance and core strength.




How many K laser therapy sessions will my pet need?


How many treatments your pet will need depends on the nature of the condition that is being treated. For some acute (short-term) conditions, 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature (long-term) may require 5-8 treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.




Will my pet insurance cover physiotherapy or K-laser therapy treatments?


Our veterinary physiotherapist is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), a professional body widely recognised by pet insurance companies. Physiotherapy and K-laser treatments are categorised as complementary therapies and should be covered by most insurance companies. If you are unsure, please check with your insurance provider about whether your individual policy is covered for physiotherapy and K-Laser therapy.




Does K-laser therapy hurt? What does it feel like?


There is little or no sensation during treatment for your pet. Occasionally patients feel a mild, soothing warmth or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain is reduced.




Are there any side effects to K-laser therapy or associated risks?


There are very few side effects associated with laser therapy treatment. Occasionally some old injuries or painful conditions may feel aggravated for a few days, and your pet may seem to be stiffer, as the healing reponse is more active after treatment.




How long will a session last?


Initial physiotherapy consultations last for 1 hour. Any follow-up treatments are 40 minutes long. Depending on the number of areas that are treated during your pet's K-laser treatment, sessions can take between 20-60 minutes.




Can I stay with my pet whilst they have physiotherapy or K-laser therapy treatment?


Absolutely. Successful rehabilitation is simply not possible without a pet's owner being on board and for that reason we like to involve you as much as possible during sessions.





To find out more about veterinary  physiotherapy and how it could benefit  your pet please do not hesitate to get in touch

To download a veterinary referral form, please click here 

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