We are dedicated to helping your pet have a better life by offering physiotherapy and pain management treatment. Whilst these treatments often start in hospital they can be performed on an outpatient basis, on referral from your regular veterinarian.
Our physio and rehab team is headed by Katrinka Geelen. Katrinka entered the veterinary industry in 2006 as a veterinary nurse, with a keen interest in animal rehabilitation. This passion led to the pursuit of a career in human physiotherapy, with the intention of transferring her physiotherapy skills to animal care. She worked for over 8 years as a senior physiotherapist in a variety of roles, in particular acute inpatient care and rehabilitation.
Katrinka made the transition to animal physiotherapy in 2017, spending the last three years working as an Animal Physiotherapist in Sydney at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) until recently relocating to the Sunshine Coast.
Each patient receives a thorough physical examination and physiotherapy assessment prior to planning a customized rehabilitation plan. The initial assessment may include measurements of joint range of motion, muscle mass, body conditioning scoring and lameness scoring.
New clients can expect to have an in-depth discussion of pertinent medical and surgical history, to given the rehabilitation team a complete understanding of the patient’s health status. After completing the initial assessment, our team will discuss goals for the patient and the proposed rehabilitation plan. Our rehabilitation plans incorporate a holistic approach. We consider all the potential health issues and routinely discuss topics such as pain management and optimal diet.
If you would like to make an appointment for your pet to see Katrinka please contact us on 07 5453 7555 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.