BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy
Growing up in the Lake District, Beth has never been far from animals. A lifetime of owning horses and dogs sparked Beth's initial fascination in the area of veterinary physiotherapy, and whilst doing her GCSE's she decided she wanted to train as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Motivated by a passion for animal health and wellbeing, Beth graduated from Harper Adams University with a first class Honours degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. From there, BFH Veterinary Physiotherapy was born and the rest, as they say, is history!
Veterinary Physiotherapy is an increasingly popular field of veterinary science. It's use following injury can make a substantial difference to the quality of recovery made by an animal, both in the short term and through generating many long-lasting effects.
Despite popular belief, veterinary physiotherapy is not just for injured animals! Any animal undertaking regular work or exercise, or even those with a much more leisurely lifestyle are likely to have areas of soreness and restriction which can go unnoticed in everyday life.
To find out more about the benefits of physiotherapy and when it could be useful to your animal, click below.
A range of treatment options are used in order to get the best possible results for your animal. Manual therapies include massage, stretching, myofascial release and trigger point therapy - all of which share the common goal of relieving muscle tightness and areas of spasm following injury, compensation or overuse. These are used on conjunction with remedial exercise which complements the results of manual therapies, whilst also providing improvements in balance, proprioception, gait and muscle strength.
An initial consultation with your animal allows us to perform an in-depth assessment of the way your animal stands, moves and feels. Through this, we can get a real understanding of any dysfunctions, compensations or postural adaptations that may be occurring.
We can then continue to tackle these target areas in any follow-up appointments. The number of follow-up appointments is unique to each case and can be discussed upon initial assessment.
Veterinary referral is required for all cases involving injury, dysfunction or condition management. Please contact us if you wish us to discuss directly with your vet and obtain a referral on your behalf, or alternatively veterinary referral forms can be downloaded here if you would prefer to obtain veterinary consent yourself. If you have any questions about obtaining veterinary consent, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
"Beth visited our home to treat Millie my Border Collie. She is only 7 but due to her having a deformed hip she is struggling a bit. She has also started to develop arthritis in her spine. Millie can be a little nervous and not overly keen on being handled too much. Beth managed to get her to relax and she received wonderful care. Beth answered any questions I had and recommended some exercises I can do with her to help her. Next appointment already booked. Thank you Beth."
- Jamie M