I am a level 7 (Masters) qualified and fully insured veterinary physiotherapist, fully insured and associated with the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP).
From the age of 15 I knew I wanted to be a veterinary physiotherapist (or as I would have said back then “back lady”). I decided to study at college to pursue this where I worked and volunteered on Moulton College's equine and canine hydrotherapy centres. Working in this environment and helping to improve animals welfare consolidated my passion for veterinary physiotherapy further. This experience lead me to Writtle University where I was absolutely blown away by the course and this is where I completed my integrated Masters. During my time studying at Writtle I was given a horse (Borris) to rehabilitate from hindlimb proximal suspensory desmitis post-surgery. This was so successful that I ended up owning Borris! He has been with me for 2 years now and just keeps getting better and better. He has taught me an awful lot, about the nature of horses and how to handle cases! Rehabilitation is a roller coaster and it's good to have a support network of professionals.
From my experiences I am able to work holistically, with an empathetic approach, thoroughly understanding the process and finer details of physiotherapy. I feel that physiotherapy is about improving an animals' welfare, because of this I work to relieve/resolve any pain to allow the improvement of muscle mass/strength increasing symmetry, gait and therefore optimise performance.