Practical and Academic Background
I have grown up with animals and felt inspired to make caring for them my profession. I first gained my BHS Groom's Certificate, followed by a BSc(Hons) Equine Science where I explored the impact of an unbalanced rider on a horse's way of going and spent many hours gaining experience at a busy mixed practice veterinary surgery. This lead to my undertaking and completing an MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy in order to realise my ambition to help animals.
My Master's dissertation research pertained to horse and dog owners' perceptions of veterinary physiotherapy and their compliance to exercise programs prescribed by the therapist. I hope that this research will benefit physio, owner, and animal by providing insight into how we can improve the effectiveness of physio sessions and rehabilitation programmes.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists use a variety of manual techniques and electrotherapies to help restore range of motion and function, improve way of going, and encourage soft tissue repair. It can be used as a preventative measure to ensure an animal is at less risk of injury. It can also be used postoperatively or to manage a condition conservatively.
Insurance and Association
I am fully insured as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and am a member of the NAVP (National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists) and RAMP (Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners).
Please note, as per the Veterinary Surgeons Act of 1966, I only work with veterinary permission.