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

How can Hydrotherapy as an adjunct to Physiotherapy for my dog?

Canine hydrotherapy is rapidly increasing in popularity as a way of helping dogs to recover from injury, managing degenerative musculoskeletal disorders and improving fitness, as a Physiotherapist I find it a wonderful adjunct to land based exercises and manual...

How to Manage Your Agility Dog in High Temperatures Safely – Warm Up…….to Ring!

With temperatures continuing to soar in the UK the focus is on keeping our animals cool, safe and avoiding potential complications of overheating such as heatstroke. Agility and obedience shows continue to run as long as handlers are sensible with their dogs,...

Are working dogs the ‘Forgotten Athletes?’

The biggest dog show in the world has just come to a close and whilst i was watching it on television it got me thinking.... How many of those high level agility/flyball/show dogs work even though they are in some level of discomfort? Many people would think that they...

A bit about me…..

  I seem to have been getting a lot of messages asking how I went about becoming a Vet Physio! So to save individual replies I thought I’d tell you all! In 2003 I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist (human) I worked NHS, in private practice and in sport for...

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...

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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