Pain is an unfortunate part of life for many of our pets. Dogs and cats are much better at hiding their pain than people, and it can go unnoticed for a long period of time. Pain is often a debilitating condition which slows healing, interferes with immune system function, and  decreases our pets’ quality of life.

Some signs of pain include limping, change in walking style, not wanting to jump up (especially cats), lack of grooming or overgrooming/licking a particular area, not wanting to be touched or brushed, difficulty settling, loss of appetite, sleeping more, and unexplained aggression.

Our Pain Management and Rehabilitation service is available to our own clients, and also on referral basis – for referral details, please see the bottom of this page.

What treatments do we offer?

– pain medication for acute conditions and chronic conditions

– epidurals and nerve blocks for surgical patients

stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections

acupuncture, including electroacupuncture

– transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

– neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)

laser therapy

– therapeutic exercises

– massage and stretching

– weight loss and nutrition counselling

 

INITIAL ASSESSMENT (90 minutes)

– history review

– gait/movement analysis

– musculoskeletal assessment

– goal setting

– treatment plan

– pain management plan

– home exercise program

Cost: £120 for referred patients (see bottom of page), £80 for current clients

Followed by:
In-clinic treatment sessions (multi – modal)

– 45min

– includes a combination of the following: therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, TENS/NMES, laser, joint mobilisations, massage/stretching

Cost: £66

In-clinic treatment sessions (single modality)
– 20-30min

– includes one of the following: therapeutic exercises, acupuncture, TENS/NMES, laser, joint mobilisations, massage/stretching

Cost: £30-45 depending on modality

Who should consider rehabilitation/pain clinic treatment?

Patients with the following conditions would benefit:

– arthritis

– musculoskeletal injuries

– pre- and post-operative orthopaedic patients

– cancer patients

– patients with disc disease/back problems

– any other type of chronic pain, e.g. mouth pain with stomatitis in cats

– patients with neurological conditions, e.g. degenerative myelopathy

NEW! Group therapeutic exercise classes!

Join us as we work work on muscle strength, joint range of motion, and soft tissue stretching and mobilisation. The group sessions involve rotating through a range of exercises (aka circuits for dogs! 😊) followed by some gentle stretching and massage.

SESSION TIMETABLE:

1. Tuesday 5th July 6:45-7:30pm.

This session is suitable for dogs with back leg and/or lumbosacral problems (would be OK for dogs who have problems in front and back legs, but not in front only).

2. Tuesday 19th July 6:45-7:30pm

This session is suitable for dogs with front leg problems (would be OK for dogs who have problems in front and back legs, but not back legs only).

We only have space for 4 dogs per class, and (although there should not be any direct contact between the dogs) your dog will need to get on well with others.

Cost: £30 (inc VAT) per dog

Please contact the clinic if you would like to book a place!

 

Referral Service

If you are not a registered client and think your pet would benefit from our rehabilitation/pain clinic services, your current vet can refer you for treatment. Please be aware that we shall need to see a copy of your pet’s medical history (including any radiographs) prior to your first appointment.  Also, please note that as a professional courtesy we would be unable to provide any general practice services to your pet, and for any treatment other than as relates to rehabilitation/pain management you will need to continue to seek care with your current veterinary practice.

Who runs the Rehabilitation and Pain Clinic?

Dalya Livy BVSc MVS CertVA CertSAM PGDip(PainMgt) MRCVS has over 20 years of experience as a veterinary surgeon, holds RCVS Certificates in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Small Animal Medicine, has undergone acupuncture training with International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and holds a postgraduate diploma in Pain Management from the University of Edinburgh School of Medicine. She has previously run pain clinics at Willett House Veterinary Hospital in Middlesex, and at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists referral hospital in Ringwood, and is currently studying towards the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner qualification via University of Tennessee.

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