Why choose a ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapist?
You’ll agree that physiotherapy is of huge benefit to humans. Perhaps it’s helped you? Regularly carried out post-operatively and often recommended to prevent injury, why wouldn’t physiotherapy help animals too?
Dogs and horses are made up of much the same stuff as us. Our musculoskeletal systems are remarkably similar, and they suffer similar pains and injuries to us. Incredibly athletic, they risk a wide assortment of joint, spinal, muscular and nerve complications.
But horses and dogs cannot tell us what is wrong. We must spot it, and act. Your dog might no longer wish to climb the stairs or jump into the car. Your horse (or dog) might go lame.
Subject to your vet ruling out any medical issue, physiotherapy can help. It might be a soft tissue injury such as a muscle strain, arthritic stiffness or even a nerve issue. We want to restore them back to the active and contented animal you know and love.
Physiotherapy helps to prevent secondary complications arising from an injury too. Regular assessments help to keep horses fit and flexible; dogs happy and pain-free.
You’d choose that for yourself, wouldn’t you? So, it makes sense for your animals too.
Always look for ACPAT
An animal physiotherapist can only lawfully call themselves an ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapist if they have completed the necessary qualifications. This includes a three-year human physiotherapy degree followed by a two or three-year ACPAT physiotherapy postgraduate masters degree.
Only by qualifying with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy can they assure you of the right skills and experience to treat your animal.
ACPAT physiotherapists always seek the consent of your vet before they carry out any assessment or treatment. They always work closely with them to provide the best possible care and treatment for your dog or horse.
As Chartered Physiotherapists we are regulated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT). Win Clinic works within the guidelines of the Veterinary Surgeons Act and is fully insured.