Comfort and performance for horse, rider and dog
Sarah Yeates MCSP ACPAT Cat A
Regular comfort checks- recommended for all horses!
Rehabilitation forinjuries such as tendon and ligament injuries
Rehabilitation following surgery for example for kissing spine
Comfort into old age
Ease muscle spasm from hard work or an ill fitting saddle.
Assist vets in the investigation of poor performance or lameness
*Permission of your vet will be required before your horse can be seen*
Physiotherapy considers an individual's history and current problems and combines this information with assessment of posture, movement and reaction to touch. Appropriate treatment techniques are selected in order to increase comfort and improve the individals ability to carry out daily tasks.
Rehabilitation following surgery for example for spinal disc problems.
Rehabilitation following injuries
Comfort into old age, assisting with neurological and joint problems
Treatment for hip/ebow dysplasia
*Permission of your vet will be required before your dog can be seen*
Help with asymmetries
Reduction in pain from arthritis and old or recent injuries
Improve your seat
Improve your transitions
Improve your stickability
Improve your horses way of going as a result!
Birkby Veterinary Physiotherapy was set up as a result of ten years of study and in the lifelong pursuit of a dream to work with horses, riders and dogs to improve their wellbeing and performance.
Passionate about horses and a besotted dog lover all my life, physiotherapy allows me to combine my passions into a career. I studied for four years with Nottingham Trent University gaining a BSc in Equine Sport Science. This degree really sparked my interest in horse sport, particularly as I spent a year as a working pupil with top eventing and sport horse producer Dassett Eventing.
Following this I completed a BSc in Physiotherapy at the University of Birmingham and started work in the NHS as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Leicestershire, treating patients with everything from back pain to arthritis, sporting injuries and following surgery.
At the same time I studied for my MSc in Veterinary physiotherapy at Hartpury University centre, allowing me to expand my physiotherapy skills to animals.
In order to maintain my status as a chartered physiotherapist and veterinary physiotherapist I am constantly learning about the field, by reading research, attending courses and debating with my colleagues, in order to provide the best possible treatment I can.