ANIMAL ACEOLOGY

Animal Aceology strives to combine our compassion for animals and the knowledge of science to create a unique treatment plan to care for your pets.

Masters level qualified and fully insured Veterinary Physiotherapist, Layla Maidment PgD Vet Pays., BSc (Hons)., NAVP covering Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

WHAT IS VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY? 
 

Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of your horse or dog by using a combination of massage, electrotherapies and remedial exercises to aid in fitness, performance and rehabilitation.

 

This covers treating both musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions to make sure your pet heals at the best possible rate, maintains and improves their conditions all the while being as comfortable as possible and pain free. 

IS PHYSIOTHERAPY THE RIGHT COURSE OF TREATMENT?

Physiotherapy has many benefits scroll to find out more.

 
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Common equine conditions
 physiotherapy can help with:

Arthritis 

Tendon and ligament injuries 

Fixating patella 

Ring bone 

Side bone 

Neurological conditions (shivers/stringhalt)

Fractures 

Sacroiliac pain 

Kissing spines 

Scar tissue 

COMMON EQUINE CONDITIONS PHYSIOTHERAPY
CAN HELP WITH

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Common canine conditions
physiotherapy can help with:

Arthritis 

Cranial cruciate ligament tears and ruptures (CCL)

Fractures 

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)

Sprains and strains 

Scar tissue 

Joint luxation 

Elbow dysplasia 

Hip dysplasia 

Invertebral disc disease (IVDD)

FCE

Wobblers 

COMMON CANINE 
CONDITIONS PHYSIOTHERAPY

​CAN HELP WITH

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Physiotherapy can also 
help your horse with:

Post-surgery/injury 

Decline in or poor performance 

Reluctance to move forwards 

Refusing/knocking jumps 

Unhappy to be rugged/tacked up 

Lacking muscle 

Unable/unwilling to work onto a contact 

Reluctant or unable to canter on a particular rein 

Change in behaviour 

Wanting to improve fitness and suppleness 

Difficulty getting up 

 PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN ALSO HELP YOUR HORSE WITH

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 PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN ALSO HELP YOUR DOG WITH

Physiotherapy can also 
help your dog with:

Post-surgery/injury

Difficulty getting up and down

Difficulty climbing stairs/ furniture/ getting into the car  

Excessive licking of certain areas 

Reduce performance at competitions

Stiffness

Change in behaviour 

Reluctant to go on walks 

Knocking agility poles 

Muscle wastage 

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OUR SERVICES

INITIAL TREATMENT
1hr - 1.5hrs

Equine: £50   Canine: £45

Initial treatments includes:

Static and dynamic assessment

Full body palpation

Full joint range of motion assessment

Spinal assessment

Neurological assessment (if required)

Followed by the appropriate treatment

Weekly exercise plan (if required)

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MOBILE SERVICES

Physiotherapy sessions take place in the comfort of your own home or yard to make the session as relaxed and stress-free for your dog or horse as possible. 

Locations: Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire

 

Please note that appointments outside a 20 mile radius of LU7 will incur mileage charges.

LOCATION SERVICES

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Fairfield Stables, New House Farm, 
Farm Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5QB

Next appointment days:

Wednesday 21st April 2021

 
 

In accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 all first appointments require referral
from your vet to ensure safe practice. You can find the form and terms and conditions below. 

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ABOUT ME

Veterinary Physiotherapist 

Layla Maidment PGDip VetPhys., BSc (Hons) 

Having always been passionate about animals from a young age I knew my career path had to follow suit. At aged 11 I had my first riding lesson and from that point I was hooked. I dedicated myself to my lessons and caring for the horses, this led me to loaning my first horse and competing at the Pony Club National Championships to come 5th.

In 2014 I started my BSc in Animal Science at Canterbury Christ Church University where I completed my undergraduate with a 1st class degree. During this time I competed at BUCS competitions and captained the team for two years, this experience gave me in-depth knowledge of how each horse is really an individual.

Knowing my strong points revolved around biology specifically anatomy and physiology I discovered MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Writtle University College, and I knew straight away this was the direction career path was headed. 

During my time at University I started working at The Horse Trust with 150 horses. The majority of them being retired working horses, this role has given me a wealth of knowledge and understanding of equine disorders and injuries.

I qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), an organisation well respected by Vets and other professionals alike and my passion for caring for animals is as strong as ever.

 

TESTIMONIALS

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Would highly recommend Layla, she thoroughly explained all of the steps as to what she was doing and enabled me to understand what I need to do up until my next visit with her. Very knowledgable and friendly, she was very calm and patient whilst dealing with my moody mare. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a physio!

Freddie & Rosie

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