Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in animals. (Dorset/Wiltshire based.)

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Physiotherapy Background.

Lily has a worked in a range of areas with dedication, enjoying every part. Following graduation in 2007 from The University of Plymouth with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy she embarked on a busy career to get as many skills as possible. Areas of work have included:

  • Trauma and Orthopaedic at Salisbury District Hospital (Odstock).
  • Medical and respiratory. Treating people with respiratory or medical conditions working in the intensive care unit, which also admitted people with severe burns.
  • Amputee rehab (Trauma, medical and drug abuse)
  • Spinal Unit. A very rewarding role rehabilitating and supporting people whose lives were devastated by a spinal cord injury. Sadly, a large proportion of patients were riders/jockeys, which highlighted the danger of our hobbies.
  • Neurology outpatients. Helping anyone with a neurogical problem maximise their independence, wellbeing and ability. Included head injuries, strokes, Cerebral Palsy, MS and Brain tumours.
  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. (Problems such as joint, muscle, ligament and tendon problems.) This included hydrotherapy and running gym classes.
  • Freelance sports rehabilitation at Yeovil Town Football club.
  • Prison clinic. Lily completely set up from scratch, and ran, a new physiotherapy service in a prison for adult males. This was based in the gym and involved all kinds of injuries as well as contributing to reducing the risk of reoffending by reducing pain. The positivity of this clinic on patients was remarkable. Working towards goals creates a motivating focus and effect on physical and mental well being.
  • Community rehabilitation. Helping local people through their injuries and illnesses at home or the local rehab ward. A variety of neurological, orthopaedic and respiratory problems.
  • Acupuncture. (This was an additional qualification gained as another treatment option for human patients)
  • Pilates. Training undertaken at the Pilates HQ in London (APPI). An excellent form of exercises at different levels of difficulty for anybody requiring rehab after injury or illness as well as for performance and fitness.

    • Many of these skills were achieved whilst studying for an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2009 at The Royal Veterinary College. During training and since qualifying she has been lucky enough to treat horses competing at Badminton, top racehorses and highly rated agility dogs. Amongst the caseload, treating the beloved pet animal is equally rewarding. The range of work with humans, dogs and horses means lots of variety and the ability to transfer any new skills learnt from one species to another. Up until 2013, Lily was also exercising racehorses however the physiotherapy business has grown so much that unfortunately she no longer has time for this as well as keeping her own horse "Sula's Legend" ex-chaser, fit and happy!

      Summary of relevant qualifications and membership:

      • MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy -Member of CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists)
      • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy - Category A member of ACPAT (Association of Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy)
      • Acupuncture (For people) -State Registered Physiotherapist with HPC (Health Professions Register)
      • Pilates APPI certificate in Matwork Level 1

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