As a keen horse woman myself I understand the difficulty and heartache an injury to yourself or your animal can bring. I have been through it myself on a number of occasions, when my own Section D mare suffered with recurrent tendon problems in both her back legs, at different times throughout her working career. On each occasion it was like going back to the drawing board, box rest, in-hand walking, operations and more in hand walking!!. However each time she would make a come back, even getting back to show jumping after the first injury. I wish I knew then, what I know now about the importance of complete rehabilitation. We now enjoy gentle (or sometimes not so gentle if Tess has her way!) walks out in Bradgate Park, Swithland Woods and other fabulous parts of leicestershire.
I have also discovered a new joy in training my rescue Border Collie 'Shep' in agility. Its a whole new world but I can see the fascination and dedication of the people who train and compete their dogs regularly. I know how important it is to keep these guys at their peak!
So whatever your ability, whatever your aims, get in contact to get the very best from yourself and your animals
ACPAT physiotherapists have undergone extensive training in human physiotherapy, which requires 3 years of under graduate studies including 1000 hours of clinical placements. I studied at the University of Brighton to gain my undergraduate in Physiotherapy.
After finishing my Physiotherapy Degree I decided to work within the NHS to complete my junior rotations, this included working on respiratory, neurology and elderly rehabilitation wards, as well as musculoskeletal outpatients at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.
A further 2 years study is then required in veterinary physiotherapy, which includes specialising in equine and canine physiotherapy, post graduate diploma at Masters level, with the additional option to complete a research study. I am currently in the process of attempting to get my research published, so watch this space! You can learn more about my Research by visiting my Blog HERE.
The MSc programs available through ACPAT have been through the strictest accreditation process by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and ensure the highest credential available in the veterinary physiotherapy and equine physiotherapy world.
ACPAT members are also members of the chartered society of physiotherapy (CSP) and must undergo continued professional development throughout their careers. For more information please visit the CSP and ACPAT websites.