Maddie Hewitt provides a mobile veterinary physiotherapy service across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex, specialising in Equine and Canine. Maddie is a fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist to Undergraduate level. This qualification falls under the regulation of The National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), meaning you can be assured that the services provided are of top quality to reach the best results.
Maddie ensures to empathise with each individual situation to create an entire programme alongside the owner, patient and other professionals in order to achieve the optimum results. Working under vet referral she applies manual therapies, prescribes remedial exercises and incorporates electrotherapy modalities specific to the patients circumstance. Conditions can vary from musculoskeletal, mild neurological deficits, degenerative problems and surgical cases. The ultimate aim of any veterinary physiotherapy treatment is to enhance the health, welfare and performance of your animal.
Massage is the primary therapeutic tool of all physiotherapy treatments using a wide variety of techniques in conjunction with each other to reach the desired outcome. Palpation guides the therapist to which technique is required for the current tissue state. Different techniques will influence a different tissue response.
With the knowledge of how machines work, the anatomical effect, contraindications and the difference in application between conditions and species an effective modality can be used in conjunction with other physiotherapy techniques to aid the body’s healing and physiological response.
An appropriate rehabilitation exercise programme (REP) can be conducted in conjunction with other techniques, which is specific to each individual case and repair phase in order to reach the most effective outcome. These are exercises in which that owner can perform to make the most out of their treatment. The aims of REP are to improve range of motion, flexibility, strength, proprioception, balance and co-ordination.