My name is Stella Barnett and I am a Physiotherapist registered with the College of Physiotherapy of Ontario for the assessment and treatment of people. I trained as a Physiotherapist in England and have been qualified since 2001. I work in private practice and have predominantly treated sports injuries, musculoskeletal injuries and neurological conditions in people. I have two dogs of my own that I train and compete with at agility. Whether your dog is a member of your family or a canine athlete, rehabilitation can help with recovery from an injury or illness.
I am a member of the Animal Rehabilitation Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and have completed a Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation through the Animal Rehabilitation Division. As a Registered Physiotherapist, I aim to work closely with your veterinarian to ensure the best care for your dog.
At your first appointment we will chat and record the history of your dogs condition. Your dogs posture, stance and movement will be observed. Measurements may be taken of joint range of motion, muscle strength and limb circumference. Testing may be performed for joint range of motion and stability, muscle tone and strength, areas of tenderness and balance and coordination. At the end of the assessment, we will discuss the findings and a proposed treatment plan. We will discuss how often treatment should be performed and what results to expect.