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IRVAP registered Veterinary Physiotherapist & Hydrotherapist offering first class animal rehabilitation throughout the South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire areas
Karen began her career as a small animal veterinary nurse where she gained 18 years experience working with animals. Her passion was always in surgical nursing and watching animals go through more and more advanced procedures ignited Karen's interest in rehabilitation. It was from here that her interest in veterinary physiotherapy began.
Karen qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist in 2013 after successfully completing the Level 6 Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training (CEPT) Advanced Certificate, accredited by the University of Middlesex.
As well as starting a successful mobile physiotherapy business Karen has gone on to achieve her clinical educator certificate enabling her to become a practical tutor at Nottingham Vet School on the new PGDip/MSC Veterinary Physiotherapy course. Karen's area of speciality is small animal rehabilitation, in particularly canine rehabilitation, but cats and rabbits are also frequently treated. More recently Karen has also gained her Level 3 Hydrotherapy certificate. Physiotherapy service's are available to animals in the South Yorkshire and North East Derbyshire areas.
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What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA), or degenerative joint disease (DJD) as it is also known, is a very common condition with 30-50% of animals being affected during their lifetime. Sadly it is also one of the most untreated problems, particularly in the feline population, as it can unfortunately be considered a fact of life when Read more about Osteoarthritis – What Happens and How Can Physiotherapy Help?[…]
When I tell people what I do for a living I get a lot of surprised faces looking back at me saying ‘physiotherapy…….for animals?’ its just something that many people don’t hear about I guess. Physiotherapy is commonplace in human medicine and rightfully so. When people suffer from injury or disease the best service is Read more about Veterinary Physiotherapy? What is it and Why is it Necessary?[…]
Exercise is an important part of our dogs daily routine and provides them with both physical and mental stimulation, but exercise doesn’t just have to be a run around the park. Physiotherapy is a great way of increasing muscular strength and can be of benefit to all dogs, not only those recovering from injury or Read more about The Importance of Core Strength for Your Dog[…]
I started my career as a small animal veterinary nurse, a job I have always loved. I had a particular love for surgical nursing and everything that encompasses – from pain relief to anaesthesia and ensuring a high standard of animal care was important to me. Understanding behaviour is essential for working safely with animals, Read more about How did I become a Veterinary Physiotherapist?[…]