Welcome to my site, my name is Katy Jefferson BSc (Hons), PgD V. Phys. I am a fully qualified and insured Veterinary Physiotherapist and a member of The Association for the Scientific Study of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapy (ASSVAP). I am committed to the care and treatment of my equine and canine patients by providing a sympathetic service that aims to benefit both animal and owner. Your animals wellbeing is my number one priority.
Veterinary Physiotherapy is based on a functional assessment of the animal in order to identify pain or loss of function which may have been caused by physical injury or disease. The Physiotherapy assessment and treatment aim to restore and maintain mobility, function and performance. This can be achieved by using various techniques such as manual therapy including massage and mobilsation. Electrotherapies including laser therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and therapeutic ultrasound. A remedial exercise programme forms an important part of the rehabilitation process to maintain and improve strength, flexibility, coordination and overall function.
Human Sports and Remedial Massage
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I am a fully qualified Thor laser therapy specialist, treating human, equine and canine patients. I am able to offer use of the THOR laser in conjunction with manual techniques in order to stimulate tissues repair, reduce inflammation and reduce pain associated with many conditions such as wound healing, neuropathic pain, back and neck pain, osteoarthritis and a variety of soft tissue injuries.
A lifelong animal lover, it has long been my ambition to pursue a career with them. I started riding from a very young age and have continued this throughout my life. I worked in America from 2003-2005 as a riding instructor and yard manager and upon returning I began a BSc in Equine Science at Oxford Brookes University, graduating with honors in 2008. I also trained at the Northern Racing College in 2007 which was a fantastic experience as I have been an avid racing fan for many years. During my second year at university I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Physiotherapy and went on to complete a two year post graduate degree in the subject at Harper Adams University and graduated in June 2011.
I have a specific interest in working gundog breeds as I own 3 Labrador Retrievers and enjoy training and taking them shooting. I also enjoy taking part in working gundog tests and our youngest bitch is proving to be very talented. I also own a 6 year old Welsh section D gelding and the last couple of years have been spent producing him for showing and dressage.
Upon graduating from Harper Adams in June 2011 I began working for one of the leading flat racing yards in North Yorkshire. This experience has given me an invaluable insight into the athletic demands of racing and how regular physiotherapy treatments, both pre and post race can be of great benefit to these top class performance horses and enable them to compete to the best of their ability.