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The Wellness centre is a purpose built rehabilitation suite offering Physiotherapy which specialises in increasing the quality of life in our patients, aiming to restore movement and function to the highest attainable level for each patient. Our in-house Veterinary Physiotherapist, Kerrie, will assess and treat a range of musculoskeletal issues that are associated with orthopaedic and neurological conditions using a range of techniques and modalities such as massage and mobilisation, myofascial release, exercise prescription as well as modalities such as K-Laser. As most pets benefit from performing these exercises daily, Kerrie will spend time showing you how to ask your pet to perform them safely and correctly at home.
In the room next door is our Hydrotherapy suite housing an underwater treadmill. This consists of a treadmill enclosed in a tank, which gradually fills with water to a suitable height for the patient. This piece of kit allows your pet to exercise while taking advantage of the therapeutic and buoyant effects of the water.
There are several advantages to using an underwater treadmill over swimming in a pool when rehabilitating animals. Again Kerrie, who is also a trained hydrotherapist, can control many factors including the depth of the water, the speed and incline of the treadmill, and even which legs your pet uses when exercising. This means the treatment they receive can be tailored to target specific areas.
The Wellness Centre will be open to clients of Oak Barn as well as external referrals.