First Call Physio was set up following a passion for the career after
an encounter with a veterinary physiotherapist whilst competing at the
1998 world equestrian games in Rome. The physiotherapist made such a
difference to my performance I decided to pursue the career
immediately. In 2005 I graduated with a first class honours degree
from Coventry University and met my now husband who also shares my enthusiasm
for the profession.
We both took separate routes following graduation, Joe followed the
out -patient and sports injury side and I participated in the general
rotations to gain experience in neurology and respiratory before specialising in musculoskeletal and later the upper quadrant. Following successful application on the veterinary physiotherapy course at the Royal Veterinary College in 2008 I embarked on the next chapter
of my career progression. Following hours of endless anatomy
revision and writing my thesis on mobilisations of the cervical
spine of a horse I qualified in 2010. To celebrate Joe and I married
three weeks later.
So not to be out done and support his keen thirst for new knowledge Joe embarked on
his masters in 2009 in the human field of physiotherapy. It is with his
specialist knowledge of the human spine and with my veterinary back ground
we feel that First Call Physio really should be your First Call when
looking for a complete rider and equine assessment and specifically
tailored treatment for you and your horse.
We also offer specific tailored assessments and treatments for other
sports such as hockey, climbing, running, cycling and badminton. We have professional presentation facilities to enable us to talk to your group or local club for a small fee. These facilities offer practical
demonstrations and an interactive learning experience which will
aid your performance. Watch this space for discipline specific
equine and canine series due for autumn /winter 2011. In this next chapter we hope you and your animal are involved and you find sucsess and happiness in physiotherapy as we have.