When your vet refers your dog for rehabilitation or treatment with us, we’ll work closely with them to understand what’s required. Similarly, we’ll liaise directly with your equine vet, should physiotherapy be necessary to aid full fitness.
We’ll always look at the bigger picture – the whole body and mind. All aspects of health and wellbeing. The Win Clinic doesn’t just treat your four-legged friend, we’ll help you to restore their quality of life, their activity, their overall health. To the best that it can be.
Whether they’re young or old, we provide treatments suitable to alleviate their complaints. And we’ll talk you through everything before we go ahead.
One big advantage of horse and dog physiotherapy is it helps to minimise drug intervention, focusing instead on the natural and connected manoeuvrability of the body. We do all this in a warm and caring environment. At a pace that is comfortable for your animal. Their welfare is our priority.
Common treatments at the Win Clinic:
- Manual therapy
- Soft tissue release techniques
- Joint mobilisations
- Spinal mobilisations
- Laser therapy
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
- Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Therapy
- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Splinting and orthotic service
- Home rehabilitation / exercise programs
- Dry land treadmill
- Custom-built canine gym
- Therapeutic schooling programs (equine)
- Kinesio taping
- Graded return to work programs (equine and canine)
- Treatment under sedation (equine only and in conjunction with a veterinary surgeon)
Collaboration with specialists
There are times when further specialists must be involved alongside a dog or horse physiotherapist. We work closely with many in the region.
Catherine Tomlinson is a leading canine behaviourist. Sometimes a behaviour change is a symptom of pain. Collaborating with Catherine, we can develop a better understanding of the situation, to ensure that your dog is treated effectively.
Loose lead walking is key for dog rehabilitation and Catherine can be very helpful when this is necessary.
If you have a senior dog, we’ll shortly be introducing some classes to help keep them in shape, physically and mentally
Pain specialist vet
Providing acupuncture on a weekly basis at the Win Clinic, we’re pleased to have a close relationship with Kate Rew MRCVS of Integrated Vet Services. Ideal for joint issues and chronic pain management, Kate is a qualified vet – as is necessary to administer acupuncture to animals.
Effective complementary treatment for many rehabilitation programmes, the Win Clinic works closely with three local hydrotherapy centres: H2O Canine Therapy – this centre is next door to our clinic. Dogs at Donyatt – this centre is useful for our Lyme Regis and Seaton clients. We support it with regular satellite clinics. Four Paws Rehab – this treatment centre is based in Kentisbeare.