Veterinary care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Tina, owner of Charlie the Border Collie

With such a quiet calming and sensitive approach Marianne has a lovely way with her patients. She has a wealth of veterinary knowledge and therefore it combines well with her speciality in helping animals with particular Rehabilitation requirements, I would happily recommend Marianne to anybody that wants to give their animals the best possible care and treatments. She has been giving me advice and help with my dog who is now 10 years old and is suffering from diabetes and lameness issues, giving me reassurance and a positive program of rehab work for Charlie. I wish her all the best with her work and know that the animals she treats will be very much better off after their treatments.

Tina, owner of Charlie the Border Collie
Audrey, owner of Charlie the Cairn terrier

Six months ago my little 8-year old Cairn terrier, Charlie, ruptured the cruciate ligament in her back right leg. She is a very active and playful little dog and I wanted her to have the very best treatment possible to aid her recovery. Marianne has certainly provided that, far more than I could ever have imagined! Charlie has done brilliantly under her care and guidance and is now running about and playing almost as much as before - it's a joy to see her! Marianne's gentle approach and patience (Charlie hasn't always collaborated!), her expert knowledge and her use of different therapies and techniques, her clear explanations and detailed recommendations for rehab work for me to do with Charlie between sessions, plus practical advice re diet, helpful equipment, etc. - all these have been invaluable! I am so grateful to her for all she has done and I cannot recommend her highly enough! Thank you, Marianne!

Audrey, owner of Charlie the Cairn terrier
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Electrophysical therapies

I use the following electrophysical therapies to provide pain relief and to speed up the healing of damaged tissue. Please click on the name of each therapy listed below for more information: Pulsed electromagnetic therapy (PEME) Low level LASER therapy/…

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Manual therapies

My manual therapy techniques include soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, joint mobilizations and range of movement techniques. See below for information on myofascial release. Information on the other manual therapies will follow shortly.   Myofascial release Quick summary of myofascial…

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Medical management

This section of the website is under construction. In the meantime, if you have questions regarding medical management of rehabilitation patients then you can contact me by clicking here. As a veterinarian, I consider each case individually and advise on medication if…

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Movement therapies

  Above: Land-based movement therapy may involve the use of safe exercise equipment such as these step-over poles. Here I am also using a harness, balance lead and food rewards. What is movement therapy? “Movement therapy” is a broad term…

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“Crate rest” for dogs: advice for vets

  For a free downloadable PDF version of this document, click here: Resource for vets on recovery crating How can we protect healing tissues and orthopaedic implants throughout recovery? Following surgery or injury, prevention of over-exuberant activity in the recuperating dog…

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Therapeutic handling

This section of the website is under construction. In the meantime, those who have questions regarding my use of therapeutic handling are welcome to contact me by clicking here. Therapeutic handling techniques help dogs and cats to relax during treatment…

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