My name is Ania, and I am an ACPAT registered Chartered Physiotherapist based near Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Veterinary Physiotherapy is the application of manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercise in order to treat musculoskeletal injuries, prevent injury and improve performance in animals. All animals can benefit, whether they be a loved family pet, competition animal or happy hack.
As a Chartered Physiotherapist graduated with a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College, I have the highest level of training that can be obtained in this field as well as a lifelong passion for horses and dogs! I specialise in treating horses, dogs, and riders across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Nottinghamshire, but have been known to give anything a go (including a rather lovely skunk called April once!)
As well as being a Veterinary Physiotherapist I am also a Senior Physiotherapist at the Royal Derby Hospital where I assess and treat people with musculoskeletal injuries, with a particular specialisation towards Spinal Assessments. This experience has given me the solid foundation of practical skills and troubleshooting needed to specialise in Veterinary Physiotherapy where the patient cannot tell you what the problem is!
With over 10 years’ experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist I can offer you an effective, honest and down to earth service where you and your animals needs are put first.
I am fully insured for both public and professional liability and in accordance with the Veterinary Act 1966 will only ever work with your vet’s consent.
This list isn’t exhaustive but it should give you an idea of what problems Physiotherapy can help
- Changes in behaviour
- Performance enhancement
- Back, neck and pelvic pain – including saddle related problems
- Release of muscular compensations caused by lameness
- Rider related problems
- Stiffness, reduced function and muscle weakness caused by old age
- Functional problems e.g. inability to go up stairs
- Rehabilitation after orthopaedic injuries / surgery
- Rehabilitation after neurological injuries / surgery
- Muscle strains and sprains
- Tendon injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Joint problems
For more detailed information on problems which can affect the horse and dog specifically, and what I may do to help, please click on the links above