South Brandon Farm,
Co. Durham, DL15 9AT.
Mobile: (07854) 319 051
PHYSIOTHERAPYAndrea Bainbridge MCSP. MSc.
Chartered Animal Physiotherapist.
Cat A ACPAT
Andrea qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1987 and has worked in local hospitals and industry treating musculoskeletal injuries. She has been treating animals since 1999.
Andrea is especially interested in both the rehabilitation of animals post injury or surgery in order to ensure the maximum recovery of function and the proactive role of individual exercise programmes.
What do Andrea's Titles & Qualifications Mean?The title Charted Physiotherapist is protected and can only be used by Physiotherapists who have completed a 3 year validated course.
Chartered Physiotherapists who wish to treat animals must complete a minimum of 2 years post graduation general practice before completing a post graduate qualification in animal therapy.
ACPAT is the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. This is the special interest group which provides education, standard setting and monitoring for the Animal Physiotherapists.
As a Category A member of ACPAT, Andrea has full professional and public liability insurance and her treatment fees are eligible for payment by insurance companies who cover physiotherapy, if the animal has been referred by a veterinary surgeon.
In accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Chartered Physiotherapists only treat animals with veterinary agreement.
What is Physiotherapy?Physiotherapy is a science based profession which aims to enhance the body's natural healing mechanisms and restore movement and function. This is achieved using 3 core skills:
A medical history is required from your veterinary surgeon prior to treatment.
MANY PET INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL PAY FOR HYDROTHERAPY IF YOUR VETERINARY SURGEON REFERS YOU.
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