Prices include admin time; gaining veterinary consent prior to appointments, documentation following each session, written Vet reports following initial appointments, liaising with vets/paraprofessionals as required throughout course.
£60 initial assessment (1hr+)
£55 follow-up appointments (up to 1hr)
£30 Assessment and advice only (20-30mins)
Firstly, the animal’s medical history is taken, along with details their management (shoeing, tack, dentistry, turnout) as it may affect their physiotherapeutic management.
Initial assessment then comprises observing posture, gait, behaviour and movement patterns. Then a physical assessment tests range of movement, palpation, and any further special tests. The horse or animal must have a competent handler to ensure safety and welfare of all involved.
Treatments depend on the assessment findings, and may involve discussion of management plans, Joint mobilisations, Spinal manipulations, soft tissue work (including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, reflex inhibition, scar massage) electrotherapy (PEMF, TENS, muscle stimulation, LASER), Exercise prescription and/or taping (including Kinesio taping).
£60 initial assessment (1hr+)
£45 follow-up appointments (45mins)
As with all animals, the current Veterinarian is first consulted, to discuss the animal’s history and veterinary treatment plan, which ensures safest and most effective practice for the animal’s welfare.
Initial assessment then includes observation of postures, gait, behaviour and movement patterns. Then a physical assessment includes palpation, range of movement, specific joint and muscle testing, and neurological assessment if relevant. As part of assessment often looks for a source of pain, the animal must have a competent handler to ensure minimal stress to the animal and safety of all involved.
Treatment options depend on assessment findings, and can include Exercise prescription, Neuro rehab, soft tissue work, Joint mobilisations, Electrotherapy, Taping, Splinting, and discussion of management plans liaising with the vet.
£60 initial assessment (on land) (1hr)
£45 follow-up appointments (up to 45mins)
£30 ridden assessment + advice only
Assessment of a human may entail observation of postures both ridden and on the ground, functional movement patterns and strength. Muscle lengths, joint ranges of movement, palpation and any specific tests are assessed for the person’s complaint.
Treatments may then include Exercise prescription, Soft tissue work, Joint mobilisations, manipulations, Taping, and education regarding the problem.
Common reasons for human physio include Rider improvement (asymmetry, weakness, poor core control); Injuries such as old fractures, ligament sprains, muscle strains; Arthritis, Back pain, Neck pain/stiffness, Frozen shoulder, Rotator cuff tendinopathy, Tennis elbow, Anterior knee pain, Plantar fasciitis, and many more.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I can also support animals and their owners from home if preferred/necessary, with visual assessment, advice and exercises you can do at home.
Online video appointments: £20
Telephone appointments: £10
Brief chat + advice: Free
Covering East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Kent
Based in East Grinstead
Within 5 miles: Free
5-10 miles: £5
10-15 miles: £10
15+ miles: £15
Up to 3 animals in one location will
share rates of travel.
4+ animals in one location receive free travel
Fees are payable either in advance or within 24 hours of appointments having taken place. Follow-up sessions may be declined/cancelled if previous invoices are still outstanding. Further action may also be taken if fees remain unpaid.
During the Covid situation, all payments are required via bank transfer, to reduce risks to all parties via cash handling. Details will be given in emailed invoices (along with Covid information) upon confirmation of appointments.
On a personal level, I have a mortgage, bills and expenses to pay, like everybody else. An office worker wouldn't accept their boss withholding their monthly paycheck...
Please contact me to purchase a Gift voucher; The purchaser's details will be required to invoice, plus the recipient's name & animal's name, to put on the voucher. Vouchers can be sent directly to the recipient, or to the purchaser to give in person. Costs will be determined on whether the animal is new or a follow-up, plus travel (nobody wants a travel cost from a gift!).
Please note, Veterinary consent will need to be gained prior to any appointments booked.
Real Physiotherapy is not just a passive treatment done TO a person/animal; it is a team effort between the Physiotherapist, Client (patient/owner) and involves the wider team (Vet, Farrier, Saddler, Dentist, Behaviourist) as necessary.
If you want a massage, there are plenty of massage therapists out there. But if you are dedicated to providing the best possible life for your four-legged friend, and would like expert help in managing their pain or problem, then I'm the Physio for you!