Wirral Veterinary Physiotherapy

 

Wirral Veterinary Physiotherapy provides professional treatment to horses, dogs and humans across Wirral, Cheshire and North Wales

 

 

Equine Physiotherapy

  Equine Physiotherapy manages a range of musculoskeletal, pre and post-operative, neurological and age related conditions    

Human Physiotherapy

  Human Physiotherapy provides a wide range of treatments for musculoskeletal problems, neck pain, back pain and sports injuries      

Rider Assessment & Equipilates™

 

Rider Assessment and Equipilates™ can help rider performance and optimise the partnership with your horse

 

 

What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?

Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The main purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and maximise performance. Chartered physiotherapists are highly trained to assess and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems.

About Claire

Claire Burgess, BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC, PG Dip, ACPAT cat A

Claire Burgess, BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC, PG Dip, ACPAT cat A

Chartered Physiotherapist

Claire provides excellence in animal physiotherapy for horses, dogs, and cats.  Whether treating equine or canine athletes, or a loved companion, all animals are given a high class of treatment and care. Working in partnership with Veterinary Surgeons in the Wirral and surrounding areas

From the blog

Winter Grooming….. The Benefits for You and your Horse

So it’s the time of year that our horses often come in wet and muddy! Time is precious so how many of us do the quick flick where the tack goes before we ride? I am definitely guilty of it!   So it got me thinking about why grooming is so important, especially in...
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If you take it away………you must give it Back! The Importance of Exercises and Pole Work

As a Chartered Physiotherapist I have always worked on the basis that if you take away a muscular compensation then you must be able to give it back by promoting a more normal movement pattern, this is something that I always include as part of my clinical reasoning...
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Congratulations!!

MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MY CLIENTS THIS WEEKEND!! Helen Elizabeth Dutton one of our very talented sponsored riders pulled in a 7th and a 10th in the PSG at Somerford Premier League on the very talented but quirky Valde!!! Tamara- Jane Davis's Arctic Mouse has...
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Welcome to newest member of the team………Mysty!

So hopelessly outgrown superstar Buddy went off to his new home a couple of months ago and our Sponsored Rider Lucy Peters has been searching for a bigger version of Buddy for several months.........Happy to say she picked up Mysty aka Flaviatella - G last week a 16'1...
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A Wonderful Success Story!

This is Misty, she has been one of many successful rehab stories this year at Wirral Vet Physio! When I first assessed Misty she was significantly lame behind, and generally very sore, she had already had cortisone injections into her hocks with short lived results!...
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Hello Winter! Relieving boredom for the stabled horse

Hello Winter! The season we all dread as horse owners, cold, rain, ice and even snow!!  Well lets hope Winter 2016/2017 is a mild one! Over the last few weeks I have seen more and more horses on restricted Winter turnout, if you are lucky enough to have your horses...
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But … My saddle was made to measure!!

This is something I am hearing a lot at the moment, and i am happy to hear that so many of my clients have had saddle professionally fitted to their horses! However there is a but.... and that is the saddle only fits that horse if the said horse does not change shape!...
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Feeding for a More Natural Approach

With winter looming, horses are now being stabled more!  I often get asked about haynets and feeding from the floor.  So I thought I would post my thoughts on the matter! I don't profess to know everything and as always there are exceptions to every rule, so bear that...
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“How often should my horse routinely see a Physio?”

I get asked this a lot! The answer is different for all horses but I thought I would do a quick post to explain my thoughts! Some horses I see weekly, some I see monthly and some I see yearly! Lets start with why I see some clients weekly! I have several horses that...
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Physiotherapy for the Veteran Horse

So 'as soon as we are born gravity begins to pull on our joints and muscles causing wear and tear' as humans we constantly try to improve our posture, standing tall, exercising to maintain strength and fitness! Is it so different for our veteran horses?  I love the...
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