Helen is a fully qualified, insured veterinary physiotherapist and hydrotherapist based on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border. Her practice covers Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire.
After graduating with a first class honours degree in Equine Science (BSc Hons) Helen was delighted to be able to follow her dream of working with animals after gaining her post graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy (PgDip Vet Physio) at Harper Adams University.
Veterinary Physiotherapy is a scientifically evidence based animal health care profession. Working alongside veterinary surgeons to provide the optimum care for all animals.
Helen is a fully qualified and insured veterinary physiotherapist based on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border. Her practice covers Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. Helen has been accepted as a member of the prestigious National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) approved by vets and pet insurance companies and the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP).
Helen utililizes a combination of land and water based physiotherapy techniques including manual therapies - from light touch massage, stretching, myofascial release, trigger point and deep tissue therapies - electrotherapy, thermotherapy, hydrotherapy (small animals only at this stage) and remedial exercise programmes all individually tailored to any animal great or small. Physiotherapy (land and water based) techniques and exercise therapies are utilized not only for treatment of conditions and injuries, but to maintain health and performance, improve well-being and weight loss.
Helen’s passion for animals has been reflected in the variety of much loved pets that she has had the pleasure to share her life over the years, ranging from guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits to dogs, cats and horses. She was always the one to bring the animals home from school in the summer holidays which, much to her mums surprise (but not delight!) included rats, mice, rabbits, stick insects and the occasional stray cat. Helen now shares her home with two horses - Patchie Girl and Miss Loulou, a mad and very playful Goldendoodle - Dougal and an OAP tabby cat Ollie.
Helen’s professional and practical experience along with her academic qualifications and compassion for all animals, combine to provide the client and animal patient with a sympathetic, professional and effective quality treatment.
Helen has trained and qualified as a small animal hydrotherapist and also welcomed another animal family member in the shaped a gorgeous Clydesdale x horse called Dolly'.
Helen continues to undertake professional development to ensure knowledge and techniques are up to date, aiming to provide the best possible care.