Carey Sally Joanne Dog receiving physiotherapy treatment Cat receiving physiotherapy treatment

Physiotherapists

Joanne Boddy

Joanne BoddyI have a background in animal welfare having worked for the RCPCA, Cats Protection and HAPPA. In order to be an animal physiotherapist I first of all completed my human physiotherapy degree in 1999. I gained a varied and solid grounding in all areas on Human Physiotherapy before specialising in the neuromusculoskeletal field and then completing my animal physiotherapy training in 2003.

Since then I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing clinicians and inspiring animal patients and have built up a large amount of experience in treating cats and dogs. I particularly enjoy treating spinal problems and also am fascinated by neurological problems in cats. I get a large amount of satisfaction from calming nervous patients and by empowering people to help their animal companions recover from illness.

I lecture on Veterinary Physiotherapy and teach clinical skills to Veterinary Physiotherapy students. I have slowly built up my team and feel we work together well, offering between us a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience which enables us to provide a high level of care.

Carey Lamacraft

CareyCarey qualified as a chartered physiotherapist from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2003, over the last 10 years she has worked in a variety of specialities within human physiotherapy in the NHS and is currently working in Orthopaedics at the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre in Epsom.

In 2009 she achieved her Msc in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College and since then has been working with Joanne Boddy and Associates treating a wide range of Canine and Feline patients. Her particular passion is treating animals with complex rehabilitation needs with neurological or orthopaedic problems, incorporating physiotherapy and hydrotherapy to help the patient reach its full potential.

Outside of work she is a keen horse woman and owns a cheeky Welsh Cob x Thoroughbred called Ed, she also likes to keep fit and competes regularly as an amateur Triathlete.

Sally Coulthard Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist MSc, MCSP, ACPAT cat A

SallySally was brought up on a farm in Cumbria and has been surrounded by farm and domestic animals all her life.

From an early age Sally was fortunate to own her own ponies and horses and was surrounded by collies or “would be sheep dogs” Many an hour was spent outdoors enjoying the company of her four legged friends competing both individually and as a team member for riding club dressage, showjumping and horse trial teams alongside home made agility courses for the dogs.

Sally trained as a Chartered Physiotherapist at St Georges Hospital Medical School, London obtaining a Bsc (Hons) degree before completing an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College.

During the MSc course Sally completed clinical training days with ACPAT cat A members transferring human physiotherapy skills to the assessment and treatment of animals. Sally also had the pleasure of using Equinalysis - a gait analysis system during her MSc thesis to investigate lameness parameters at a trot. Sally hopes to take her research forward to highlight the need for further improvements in the quality of services that both veterinary surgeons and physiotherapists are able to offer to clients, for example through the accurate analysis of pre and post physiotherapy treatment outcomes.

As a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist, Sally adheres to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's regulations and standards of practice and has professional and public liability insurance. She works closely with the Veterinary profession and other specialists to provide the highest standard of care for your animal and all animals are assessed only with veterinary referral or consent.

Ellie Roland

Ellie RowlandEllie qualified as a chartered physiotherapist, obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2005, and over the last 9 years she has worked in a variety of specialities within human physiotherapy both in the NHS and in private practice including orthopaedics, musculoskeletal outpatients, elite sports and paediatrics.

In 2010 she achieved her MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College.

Ellie has had a variety of animals in her life including cats, dogs and horses. She has enjoyed competing as an individual at eventing, hunter trials, showjumping and as part of a team in team chases. Ellie is keen to provide every animal with the very best care and treatment.

Ed Baker

Ed BakerEd is a physiotherapist with 5 years experience in human musculoskeletal therapy. He completed his Post graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011.

Ed enjoys treating equine, canine and human patients, his enjoyment in these areas stems from growing up with working dogs and horses as a child, and working as a cowboy in Australia. He also has experience in treating footballers at Watford FC, athletes at UK athletics, and ballet dancers at the Central School of Ballet.

Currently studying for a MSc in Advanced Physiotherapy, Ed loves treating animals and the satisfaction he gets from rehabilitating dogs, cats and horses is huge.