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George

George had severe osteoarthritis in his left wrist causing him to be sore all the time, and he was turning into a fed up old boy who didn’t want to do a lot. In May 2016 George had an operation to fuse his wrist.

Since that op and the post-op physiotherapy from Carol Ann, he’s like a new boy with a new lease of life. Enjoying days out with his little brother Tyke and even keeping up with him! He can now manage around 6 mile steady walks easily.

He absolutely loves his regular maintenance sessions with Carol Ann and it’s nice to know we are doing all we can to keep him comfortable and enjoying life.

Lola

After an injury Lola’s knee began to luxate (luxating patella). I initially took her to a hydrotherapy treadmill in Nottingham but felt that wasn’t enough to assist with building up her muscles again.

My vet recommended Valiant Veterinary Physiotherapy and I can honestly say it was the best recommendation I have been given!

Carol-Ann agreed that there were lots of land based exercises that I could do at home as well as the hydrotherapy treadmill (which we also do at Valiant Vet Physio now).

We were told by the specialist that Lola would need surgery, but 1 year later and Lola’s knee is stable and she is super fit, and is doing advanced balance work and treadmill. She is also back doing the agility that she loves!

Denzel

Denzel was diagnosed with a grade 2/5 luxating patella a few months back. As a veterinary nurse, and his owner, I didnt want to rush into surgery at the age of 2 and a half! So after a course of painkillers, long term joint supplements and a course of acupuncture I contacted Carol Ann at VVP to help strengthen his leg so his knee cap wouldn't move as much.

Carol Ann was amazing with Denzel during his sessions which he absolutely loves, especially the treats! She would start off with massage and laser treatment and then move onto exercises on the wobble cushions. We would then have our homework and be reassessed monthly.

Denzel is coming along so well and, although his knee cap still has its wobbly moments, with Carol Anns help he is able to run around again and act like a giant puppy without being in pain and the worry of it 'popping out'. I would 100% recomend her to anyone and cannot wait for Denzel to progress onto the hydrotherapy.

Trixie

Trixie is almost 16, and 15 months ago was effectively crippled by arthritis in her spine.  She can't take any pain relief - every one we've tried has caused a dreadful reaction. So when she could barely walk, and was clearly in a lot of pain the whole time, I took her to the vet again thinking it was time to put her out of her misery. The vet suggested trying physiotherapy and recommended Carol Ann, and there was nothing to lose so we went for it.

It has been amazing and has transformed Trixie's life! She does have some pain and stiffness still but these are largely relieved by the regular physiotherapy sessions. She is an elderly dog (and even before all this was a total couch potato), but she is able to amble round her short walks now and takes a keen interest in all the smells again. She can even, if she chooses, take off at a gallop and have a great run, though I discourage too much of it in case she hurts herself. 

Trixie loves the physiotherapy, and sleeps through it, totally relaxed. I think Lucy, my young dog, is jealous - she also loves Carol and tries very hard to get her attention too!

We have good and bad days still, and just had several really bad days, but Carol Ann rearranged her weekend plans to get over for an extra session, and Trixie is now recovering well. 

I just wish she was available for people - my 92 year old Mum could use this!

Tilly

Carol Ann has been fantastic in rehabilitating our Springer Spaniel Tilly following her rear leg amputation with both physiotherapy and hydrotherapy.

Every session was made fun and Tilly couldn't wait to get started. With her physique constantly changing Carol Ann did a great job of adapting to her needs and building up great muscle structure. Happily Tilly is now a strong, energetic dog enjoying life in a way she may not have had it not have been for all the hard work Carol Ann put in.

It was a delight to watch Carol Ann work as I could see just how happy and relaxed Tilly was. I have no hesitation in recommending Carol Ann to anyone who has a pet in need.

Luna & Tucker

Both of my dogs love Carol Ann coming through the front door! There is usually a heated wagging discussion over who gets to lie down first and who has to wait their turn! Luna has lots of arthritic bone build up in her joints.

Carol Ann used the xrays from Luna's specialist as well as hands on assessments to figure out what treatments and movements would help to support the joints and provide some pain relief. Luna is always so relaxed and happy to let Carol Ann 'work her magic' and extends out further when walking after treatments. 

Tucker loves to show Carol Ann exactly where she needs to focus her attentions by twisting and turning and offering areas of muscle tension to her! He has trusted Carol Ann to bend and stretch him into yoga-type positions when needed and his once regular bouts of discomfort through trigger points have reduced dramatically. Carol Ann helps to keep both my dogs comfortable and happy and my dogs don't hesitate to recommend her to all their friends!

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