I am fully insured and a member of both the Association for the Scientific Study of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapy and the International Association of Animal Therapists. I hold a post-graduate diploma from the College of Animal Physiotherapy achieved following 3 years of study and a level 3 diploma in small animal hydrotherapy.
I am the in-house physiotherapist at Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic as well as working with numerous other vets throughout the area.
Being an experienced BHS instructor, owner and competitor gives me additional perspectives into injury healing, rehabilitation and performance. I am also a lifetime member of the TTT where I have spent many hours training with and observing the wonderful instructors that teach there. My other interests include yoga and the Alexander technique. These have helped give me an understanding of how important as riders, our own strength, fitness and body awareness is and how it affects our horses’ way of going.
I believe we are always learning especially when it comes to our animals! So I regularly attend lectures, demonstrations and CPD days to further my knowledge and remain up to date with the latest research.
Keeping an animal healthy, fit and sound needs an holistic approach. For horses this includes input from your vet, farrier, saddler and dentist. With good nutrition and training as well as physiotherapeutic treatment these elements all come together to help our animals be pain-free and perform to their full potential.