Karl is both a chartered human physiotherapist and veterinary physiotherapist with a personal passion for gundogs.
After over 20 years of rehabilitating members of the armed forces and elite sportsmen and women, Karl Jones wanted to develop his interest in and passion for animals, so trained and qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist. His MSc research project investigated outcome measures following cranial cruciate surgery, work that will be very useful in future physiotherapy research.
Karl has had many years of training various categories of dogs. Developing his own enthusiasm for gundogs, he is currently training his own German Short-Haired Pointers for field trials.
Karl offers skilled, patient and compassionate rehabilitation in a variety of forms and settings. He is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and a Category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT). He has full professional and public-liability insurance.
Karl teaches students who are on the Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Liverpool University and Hartpury College, whilst offering a wide range of treatments and performance-enhancement programmes for canine and equine athletes.
Chartered veterinary physiotherapists have all trained and worked in human practice before specialising in working with animals. Their considerable experience gained in the human field develops skill sets that are transferable to animals. This, combined with extensive training in the assessment and treatment of injured and lame animals, makes them experts in the biomechanics of animal movement.
Karl works closely with US-based company Gait4Dog and now specialises in gait analysis using state-of-the-art pressure-mat sensors and video to gain a better understanding of an animal’s lameness in order to offer a refined tailored programme for small animals following surgery or injury.
ACPAT is recognised by most pet-insurance companies and ensures that members maintain their professional development with the latest clinical evidence, and hold full liability insurance. ACPAT members are therefore able to provide the best possible treatment for your animal.
For further information, please contact Kennel & Paddock:
T: 0118 983 3380