How do I know if my animal needs Physio?
As animals are unable to let us know if they are in pain or discomfort they can show signs through the way they move, behave, perform or body cues. Common presentations include limping, skipping/hopping off a lead, struggling to stand up, not wanting to go for a walk /jump, aggressive behaviour, muscle twitching as well as gait abnormalities. Many patients come in for maintenance to actually prevent issues occuring in the first place or to help their animal manage getting older.
If your animal is working or athletic, physiotherapy and laser can be used to maintain joint movement, muscle endurance and prevent injury.
Do I need a Veterinary Referral for Physio and Laser?
Yes. In order to comply with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, it is a legal requirement for Veterinary Physiotherapists to obtain consent from a qualified and registered Veterinary Surgeon before treating your pet.
How do I book an appointment
Please contact me directly either by phone or email. A veterinary referral form can be downloaded from the 'Contact' page and sent to your Vet prior treatment.
For further information please don't hesistate to contact me
My Animal doesn't have an injury, can it still have physio?
Yes! Physio isn't just for injuries, diseases or post-operative. It is also very useful to prevent injuries, maintain good movement and release any built up tension areas. Many owners use it to prevent diseases such as arthritis from developing early.
Will my insurance cover my visit?
Danielle is part of the NAVP, a professional body which is widely recognised by pet insurance companies. Please contact your insurance provider directly to find out if your policy covers physiotherapy.
Please note that we do not deal with direct claims. You will need to settle your account with McMahon Veterinary Physiotherapy and obtain a receipt that will allow you to claim back your costs.
How long do appointments take?
During your first appointment I will do a thorough examination and take a full history of your pet. These can usually take up to 1.5 hours.
Follow up assessments and treatments take around 1 hour for horses and 45 minutes for dogs, however complex cases may take a little longer especially if discussing and demonstrating exercises.