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No, It is a legal requirement for a Veterinary Physiotherapist or Small animal Hydrotherapist to obtain permission to treat your pet. This is in order for us to comply with sections 19 and 20 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966,(Primarily the Veterinary Surgery (Exemption) order 1962). It is a legal requirement to obtain Veterinary permission. This should be sought from the registered Veterinary Practice or Referral Centre. This legal requirement enables and regulates paraprofessionals, when treating patients alongside the Veterinary Surgeons.
This is in the best interest of your animal, to ensure we have all the information needed to treat your pet safely and effectively, and the assurance that (in the Veterinary Surgeons professional opinion) your pet is physically able to partake in treatment.
As well as consent to treat, a medical history should be requested and any reports from any other MDT members that have been involved with the case. This allows us a better understanding of your pets condition, and a thorough prior knowledge of their case before they arrive at the Centre.
Once we recieve a referral from a qualified and registered Veterinary Surgeon, we will be able to assess and treat your animal.
Like people, animals get slower as they get older, Joint health may become poor, arthritis and other joint and musculoskeletal issues can cause discomfort and difficulty with movement.
Physiotherapy can help to support them in their 'golden years'. Exercise techniques, electrotherapies and manual therapy methods can ease discomfort, improve joint health, encourage patient mobility and assist in muscle building and strengthening.
This will all help in improving quality of life, for both you and your pet.
A full assessment will enable us to devise a tailor made treatment plan, specific to your pets ability.
Most insurance companies will cover the cost of Veterinary Physiotherapy treatment.
It is advisable that you check your policy booklet or contact your pets insurance company directly, to see their terms and conditions for claiming.
We do not deal directly with insurance companies at All paws, please retain all paid invoices to forward on to your insurance company, so they can process your claim accordingly.