Rehabilitation & Pain Management
Your vet may decide to refer your pet to our Pain Management Service for further advice and treatment from a Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. The types of patients often seen in this clinic include patients suffering from osteoarthritis, neurological pain and cancer pain, for example.
You will have an initial consult which takes approx 1-1.5 hours involving a detailed history taking, a review of current and past approaches to pain relief, combined with a thorough physical examination and assessment of the current pain severity of your pet. This information will be used to make a pain relief plan tailored to your pet, as well as a strategy for monitoring response to any treatment interventions. Treatment may include pain relieving drugs, acupuncture, referral to a physiotherapist and further, more advanced techniques as deemed appropriate.
Our rehabilitation team aims to improve an animal’s quality of life throughout their life, maintaining functional abilities and possibly even improve them. We offer a holistic approach to the animal, which aims to promote and maintain normal movements, as well as alleviate and manage pain.
Our physiotherapists, pain management specialist and hydrotherapists aim at working together as a team to provide a rehabilitation plan for a wide range of disorders:
- Recovery post orthopedic surgery
- Recovery post neurological injury
- Pain management and mobility in elderly patients
- Treatment of neuropathic pain
- Sports injury and fitness
- Weight loss programmes.