Orthopaedic disease is not isolated to the Joint or Bone that caused the problem but quickly extends to involve the structures of the entire limb or limbs affected. Recovery from Orthopaedic disease requires recovery of soft tissue strength and elasticity and restoration of position awareness and Joint Range of Motion. The surgeon can only provide the best foundation for Rehabilitation, Rehab is the process of recovery from Orthopaedic disease. Missing this step out, may result in a suboptimal outcome for the patient. That is why Torrington Orthopaedics has always had a close relationship with Physiotherapists. We used to provide Hydrotherapy at our clinic, however many clients travel long distances to get here and so we decided to offer advice on suitable centres closer to our clients in order to facilitate more regular sessions.
Learn more about Hannah and her approach to Physiotherapy. Practices may refer patients directly to Physiotherapy without requesting review by one of our surgeons.
Hydrotherapy is both fun and therapeutic and can be used either as part of conservative (non-surgical) management of Orthopaedic and Neurological Disease or as part of the recovery process following surgical intervention. We no longer offer Hydrotherapy at Torrington Orthopaedics but can direct our clients to a suitable service based on geographical location.
Physiotherapy can help a dog after surgery or for conditions that may be managed conservatively (eg juvenile hip dysplasia). Physiotherapy involves treating the neuro-musculoskeletal system, this incorporates joints, muscles, other soft tissues such as ligaments and tendons and also the nervous system. There are many different treatment modalities available to a physiotherapist. An assessment is carried out initially to identify the issues/problems to be treated and a then individualised treatment plan is developed. Physiotherapy works well in conjunction with hydrotherapy rehabilitation.
Hannah Michael offers Physiotherapy at Torrington Orthopaedics and works closely with Charlie Whiteley our Hydrotherapist. Her dedicated approach to recovering maximum potential function from patients suffering from Orthopaedic and Neurological problems is inspiring.
Hannah runs her own Private Canine and Equine Rehab service and visits us twice weekly unless we have a particular need for her to visit more regularly such as an inpatient with intensive Physiotherapy needs. You can visit Hannah’s website by following this link.
Hydrotherapy is a form of exercise that takes place in warm water. Its aims are as follows: