The most important thing about me is I am passionate about physiotherapy for animals! Not only from a healing perspective, but also a preventative healthcare perspective. Here's some more details about how I got here;
After my A-Levels I studied for a batchelor of science in bioveterinary science at the University of Liverpool. Following from this I studied part-time for two years to gain my Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy through Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training. This granted me the possibility to become a member of the Insititue of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists, and the Register for Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners.
I have since completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in (human) Physiotherapy at the University of Salford, granting me access to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
To insure I provide the best, most up to date treatment for your dog, I proactively seek learning opportunities and courses for new skills, or to refresh my existing knowledge.
I currently work as a hydrotherapist at Canine Therapies, Preston, and have space here to provide physiotherapy treatments as well. I work full time as a human physio, but thoroughly enjoy treating dogs in the evenings and weekends.
Throughout my time studying higher education, I worked as a receptionist in a small animal veterinary practice. This provided me with valuable skills in communication and organisation, as well as a good medical knowledge of small animals. This in depth experience has provided me with the foundations for my veterinary physiotherapy business.
On top of this, I have spent many an hour volunteering across a vast range of animal based projects, from seal sanctuary to the monkey pen in a zoo!
All these different places of work, methods of animal care and insights into nationwide projects highlighted to me that physiotherapy (as in muscles, bones and nerves) is what I am interested in on a scientific level, and holistic health care is what makes me passionate!
I have a Labradoodle named Rufus, and a Golden Retriever called Busby, who benefit greatly from me practicing new techniques or exercise ideas with them!