Fully insured, Masters qualified and NAVP accredited veterinary physiotherapist and certified Equinology Equine Bodyworker (EEBW) covering Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding areas.
I am a fully insured Masters qualified veterinary physiotherapist covering Hampshire, Surrey and surrounding counties. I am also a certified Equinology Equine Bodyworker (EEBW) and have undertaken additional CPD with Rocktape to expand my knowledge and practical use of kinesiotape in equines. I am also a proud member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).
My journey began at Sparsholt College in 2014 where I developed my love for horses and a particular interest in physiotherapy. This interest of mine blossomed following a veterinary physiotherapy demonstration organised by the college. In 2016, my vet physio career aspirations led me to study a 4 year integrated Masters degree at Writtle University College, providing me with the extensive knowledge, practical skills and competency demonstrated throughout the physiotherapy services I offer for both horses and dogs.
Alongside my studies, I also undertook a separate Equine Bodywork course with Equinology, which allowed me to develop my manual therapy and massage techniques, forming the basis of my physiotherapy services in equines.
Physiotherapy sessions are tailored to the individual animal's requirements in accordance with clinical history and findings upon assessment. Treatment modalities may include:
After sessions, all clients are emailed a detailed report outlining findings, applied treatment and homework.
Physiotherapy can be beneficial to the vast majority of animals by helping to reduce pain, manage symptoms of arthritis and other clinical conditions, enhance performance, improve fitness and strength and aid in the recovery from injury or surgery. Physiotherapy can also help to address performance or stress related behaviours in horses, particularly during ridden work.
Equine physiotherapy sessions £40
Canine physiotherapy sessions £35
TRAVEL FEES MAY APPLY DEPENDING ON LOCATION.
Equine physiotherapy sessions usually last between 70 and 90 minutes, and include a 20-30 minute assessment followed by a 45-50 minute treatment. However, initial sessions can take 90-120 minutes.
Canine physiotherapy sessions usually last between 45-60 minutes.
PLEASE NOTE: A 50% cancellation fee applies without 48 hours notice.
All sessions begin with a thorough discussion of clinical history followed by a static, dynamic, palpation and range of motion joint assessment.
These elements form the foundations for the treatment plan to follow for the rest of the session. Assessments are always carried out upon every visit to monitor any changes.
The majority of the session will consist of hands-on modalities including massage and stretching. Massage will always be the primary treatment choice, which will then be complimented by electrotherapies where required.
Massage can help to:
Stretching can help to:
The electrotherapies used in the session are chosen in accordance with the findings upon assessment and are used to compliment manual therapy.
All clients will be provided with demonstrations of specific exercises that are to be completed between sessions in order to help optimise the animal's treatment. Video tutorials will be provided to clients for homework exercises.
In addition to these, I can also provide detailed rehabilitation plans for animals recovering from injury or surgery or animals with an increased workload. These can also help equine clients to bring their horse's back into work gradually. This is at an additional cost (4-week rehabilitation plan £10).
Very impressed with Lucy! Very thorough with her assessments and she gives really good homework exercises to help improve Ellie’s core. She also emails a detailed write up which is helpful. Ellie is a fussy ex- racehorse mare and wasn’t sure to start off with, but Lucy has been patient and worked at her pace and Ellie’s now starting to relax into her treatments. Thank you!
Laura Southgate, Hampshire
Can't recommend Lucy enough - she is very thorough in her assessment of the horses/ponies. She then tailors her therapy to each horse brilliantly - constantly watching the horse's reactions and gauging what she needs to do to assist them. She has worked on our pony 3 times and he is really improving and strengthening. So pleased to have found her!
Kate Arnold, Surrey
Cannot recommend Lucy enough. She's very thorough and has worked absolute wonders on my mare who has come on leaps and bounds in just 3 sessions. Rio absolutely loves her sessions and anyone who knows her knows that having her stand like this while her friends are all in the field is no mean feat!
Elle Yates, Surrey
Lucy is very professional with the most up to date information regarding equine physiotherapy. She is very kind and patient towards the horse as mine is definitely not easy to work with. Lucy took the time to get to know Sky better and because of this time Sky is benefiting much more now.
Jane Ewer, Surrey
Lucy was very patient with my very impatient mare.. very informative and would highly recommend. Booked further sessions as was very impressed.
Mel Day, Hampshire
Would highly recommend Lucy! She’s lovely and so attentive. It’s very clear she loves what she does and knows her stuff. She takes her time and the pampered boy absolutely loves his sessions! Thanks again Lucy!
Ellen Cook, Surrey
I cannot recommend Lucy highly enough. Lucy first started treating my horse after a kissing spine diagnosis, he is very cautious with those he does not know and Lucy’s calm and patient approach has meant she have successfully managed to treat him using all therapy methods without an adverse reaction from him (in fact on her second visit he was really starting to relax and enjoy it). My horse went for a bone scan and Lucy took the time read the report and ensure the treatment was aligned and on each visit leaves me exercises which supports his rehab based on the report. Lucy spends time with the horses she treats, the time she spends ensuring the right homework is set and explaining how to do the homework is fantastic and the support she has given me answering questions I have is exceptional. I have used many physios over the years and I can honestly say that Lucy is outstanding and she would be the first on my list of recommendations.
Samantha Turner, Surrey
I cannot recommend Lucy enough.. Brandy is a typical Welshy, can be quite inpatient and tense and try’s his luck. He hasn’t had the best year after being diagnosed with IAD last summer. Lucy has been so patient with both him and myself going through this. It’s so lovely to be able to watch her do her thing while Brandy is starting to relax and release. Thank you so much for putting the sparkly back in brandy’s eyes Lucy! You’re a star ⭐️
Jaime Mckenna, West Sussex