Let's Get Moving
Animal Therapies in the Greater Hunter Valley Region
At Move Unleashed, we offer a holistic approach to animal health issues. We work with performance animals, pets recuperating from injury or surgery and those suffering from chronic pain and mobility issues. Our rehabilitation work is grounded in current scientific research, using the most up-to-date techniques available. We’re passionate about helping animals live pain-free, happy and healthy lives.
We work in partnership with Noah’s Ark Vet Services, which provides access to state-of-the-art facilities, diagnostic equipment and a team of highly skilled veterinary surgeons. We also regularly consult and treat in an office located within The Pet Shop Boyz in Newcastle.
We offer acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine as part of our integrative approach to animal health support. We treat dogs, cats and horses for a variety of conditions.
Meet Anue! She is a retired military working dog. At 10 days after a suspected somersault injury, Dr Ilona treated her with laser, acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathic techniques. This is the before and after videos, just one day apart! What a gorgeous happy lady she is now, running in the second video.
Meet CH Balliol Nicholas de Nimsey, aka Mortimer or Morty. This champion Griffon Bruxellois has some big gold and silver shows coming up, at Hillsborough with a Griffon specialty, and also heading to Sydney Royal on Monday 11th April. He will be 3 years old in May 2022.
We have Morty in a maintenance routine including acupuncture, laser and chiropractic treatments to help keep him moving well for his upcoming shows.
This is him at Sydney Royal moving nicely (where he won his class)
Then at Morisset he won runner up in Toy group and intermediate in group under judge David Kill. The same weekend at Hillsborough he won intermediate in group.
Congratulations to Morty and Jillian!
Royalty R is an exceptional dressage horse, currently competing small tour with young professional rider Serena Ireland. Recent accomplishments include 2021 Willinga Park Dressage By The Sea twice winning Advanced Freestyle, 2022 Dressage With The Stars Winner Aachen Challenge and 2022 Sydney CDI 4th place Intermediate Freestyle.
Rusty is in a regular maintenance routine of massage and chiropractic sessions to assist him in his athletic training.
"We met Dr Ilona in February 2020 when my eldest dog Takoda pulled up lame one week before our agility competition was due to start for the year. He had an infection in his pads so he was given a laser treatment and was competing the following weekend. It was at this time I realised I found someone who would treat my dogs in my preferred manner of treatment.
Since our first treatment. Takoda was entered in the endurance test (ET) which is a 20 km run in July 2021 and knowing what Dr Ilona did for him before, I asked for her help through maintenance appointments for 6 months leading up to the event. I was given some exercises to do in between appointments and he would then have laser, acupuncture and chiropractic work done at the monthly appointments. He got highly commended by the vets on the day of the event for his condition. After doing the ET we have continued monthly appointments to keep him fit and injury free.
Having seen the benefits with Takoda my second dog Speedi who also competes in agility has started monthly appointments for maintenance to prevent injury as we deal with anything that is tight or sore on a monthly basis rather than waiting for it to become an injury which could give us a long time out of our sport or even early retirement."
- case notes by owner