What I do
I’m a MSc Veterinary Physiotherapist and Veterinary Osteopath, with nearly two decades of experience using evidence based practice. I use an integrated approach using physiotherapy (electrotherapies, remedial exercise and massage) and osteopathic techniques, massage, stress point therapy, stretching & rehabilitation.
My qualifications give me a unique approach when selecting suitable modalities for each case.
Physiotherapy and Osteopathy are a recognized method of treatment to help overcome and prevent musculoskeletal problems. These can manifest as pain or immobility - anywhere in the body! The aim is to restore the bodies function and balance, as far as possible.
A thorough assessment is carried out to identify and where possible resolve issues and to help reduce the recurrence of problems. This may be manual therapy or advice regarding lifestyle management such as diet, sport training, or exercise.
Sessions include soft manual techniques such as massage or joint mobilisation which can help to ease pain, swelling and muscle spasm which in turn will help with joint mobility. In some cases manipulation may be required to restore full function of a joint.
I treat all breeds and ages whether they are elite performance animals or pets. Regular treatment may make all the difference to the outcome of their performance! I work with other professionals to ensure the best results for your animal.
I am a fully insured and qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist. I am a member of RAMP (Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners), NAVP (National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists) and FEOA (Federation Europeene des Osteopathes pour Animaux) manual therapist.
It is a legal requirement by any animal therapist to seek permission from the veterinary surgeon that the animal is registered with prior to any treatment. I usually contact your vet directly and this gives them the opportunity to update me regarding the animals veterinary history & general health.
Never ending learning
I truly believe that we have to keep learning and evolving to be the best that we can be and this is particularly relevant with therapy. With this in mind I attend courses regularly and strive to improve and stay up to date with the latest research.
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