Benefits of Physiotherapy

  • Reduces pain and inflammation
  • Restores function and normal movement patterns
  • Improves joint range of motion and muscle strength
  • Enhances balance and agility
  • Helps to prevent further movement dysfunction and injury
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About Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy has long been used to enhance human athletic performance whilst also improving recovery post surgery, oncology treatment and neurological impairment. Peer reviewed research has positively moulded physiotherapy treatment techniques with vital evidence based practice, enhancing patient recovery rates and optimising patient function. Similarly with animals, physiotherapy has been shown to positively enhance performance and accelerate the rehabilitation process.

About All Creatures Physiotherapy

All Creatures Physiotherapy is a unique, specialised mobile service aimed at improving the comfort, function, performance and athleticism of horses, dogs, riders and other small animals. Physiotherapy aims to restore optimal strength and function to soft tissue structures and joints thus allowing for better movement quality and comfort.

Each physiotherapy session involves a thorough head to tail assessment and treatment, aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for each client. Initially, a thorough history will be obtained from the owner to assist in identifying areas of concern. A full gait assessment analysing movement through various paces and over an array of terrains will also be undertaken. This is followed by a head to tail soft tissue palpation, assessment of spinal and joint range of motion and neurological and proprioceptive tests. Upon completion of the assessment phase, appropriate treatment techniques such as soft tissue mobilisations, joint mobilisations, dry needling, stretching, reflex inhibition and neuromuscular electrical stimulation may be utilised to optimise your animal’s comfort and function. Additionally, a specific home exercise program will be given to each owner aimed at further enhancing your animal’s progress once your physiotherapy session has ended.

Fiona graduated with a science degree at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2002 and then went on to complete a double degree in Physiotherapy and Exercise Science from Griffith University, Queensland, in 2007. Having worked in a broad range of physiotherapy areas domestically and internationally Fiona’s intention was to always specialise in animals. In 2012 Fiona embarked on completing her Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy through the University of Liverpool in the UK. In May 2014 Fiona completed her post graduate exams becoming a fully qualified, practising animal physiotherapist. Fiona then continued her studies completing her Masters in April 2015. Fiona’s Masters dissertation looked at the effects of physiotherapy treatment in unridden horses using pressure algometry.

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Physiotherapy for Horses
Physiotherapy for Dogs
Physiotherapy for Riders