At Cape Animal Physiotherapy Christelle van Wyk and Lindi Barkhuysen treat horses, dogs, cats & any type of animal that needs our help ( wild or domesticated). We follow an approach of firstly preventing injury by assessing/treating animal athletes regularly throughout the year, secondly working closely with the Veterinary Surgeons and other Veterinary professionals if injury has already occurred and thirdly to provide clients with an rehabilitation program to follow to maximise recovery and restore optimal function and performance as soon as possible. Communication amongst Veterinary Surgeons, Physiotherapists and other professionals involved in patient care is essential.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists provide a functional assessment to identify pain or loss of function caused by a physical injury, disorder or disability and they use techniques to reduce pain, improve movement and restore normal muscle control for better motor performance and function.