Catherine Dakin

I joined the Wheelhouse as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in September 2018, where I have been actively encouraged to develop my interest in rehabilitation and physiotherapy. This has led to the development of our Physiotherapy Clinical Service. 

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Sophie Parkinson

I joined the Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre because of my keen interest in rehabilitating animals after diagnosis and working as part of a team to help improve an animal's quality of life. We are proud to offer our Physiotherapy service from our Chesham, Chalfont St Giles and Beaconsfield surgeries, which means we work closely alongside our clinical team of highly experienced vets and nurses.

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We are proud to offer our Physiotherapy Service from our Chesham, Chalfont St Giles and Beaconsfield Surgeries, which means we work closely alongside our clinical team of highly- experienced vets and nurses.

Physiotherapy is an addition to veterinary treatment, not a substitute. The aim is to improve your pet’s quality of life through a tailor-made rehabilitation plan addressing mobility and function. By making your pet more comfortable, they will have a better quality of life and – depending on the condition they are recovering from – we aim to provide them with the best chance of making a full and quick recovery to as near-normal function.

  • What is the aim of physiotherapy?
  • What conditions can we treat?
  • What treatments do we use?
  • Initial consultation
  • Follow Up Appointments

What is the aim of physiotherapy?

  • Decrease pain
  • Reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Enhance healing
  • Improve mobility and joint range of motion
  • Treat muscle spasm
  • Prevent secondary complications
  • Enhance and maintain function

What conditions can we treat?

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neurological conditions
  • Acute / chronic pain
  • Pre and post orthopaedic surgery
  • Conservative management of orthopaedic conditions
  • Spinal surgery recovery
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Poor performance
  • Wounds

What treatments do we use?

We aim to offer a multi modal treatment plan with a number of different techniques to provide the best care for your pet’s specific condition. Techniques we use include:

  • Massage
  • ​Stretches
  • Passive Range of Motion
  • Laser Therapy
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Hot and Cold Therapy

Initial consultation

Referral is directly from your veterinary surgeon following a consultation to allow for a recent health check and a detailed referral of the presenting condition and your pet’s medical history. A member of the Physiotherapy team will then call to discuss the initial consultation and complete the booking process.

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • £130

What should I expect?

  • Detailed history taking
  • Full clinical assessment
  • Discussion of our findings and a treatment plan
  • First treatments which might include massage, stretches, laser therapy, remedial exercises
  • Home care program
  • Follow up appointments will then be individually tailored to your pet's condition

Follow Up Appointments

  • 1 hour £110
  • 30 minutes £55
  • Special Offer: Buy 7 get 1 free

Each follow-up appointment will consist of history-taking and a clinical assessment of your pet to make any adjustments needed to their treatments and home care programme.

How to book for Physiotherapy

If you are interested in our physiotherapy service and are already a client, contact our reception team or email and the enquiry will be passed to the Physiotherapy team. Alternatively, you can discuss referral with your veterinary surgeon at your next appointment. 

If you are not registered with The Wheelhouse Vets, please contact your usual vet to request an appointment with our Physiotherapy service. 

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