Veterinary Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy

Kim Ainsworth

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MA, MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy, ACPAT Category A

Kim spent 30 years involved in all aspects of human physiotherapy from clinical practice, overseas development, research, teaching and national policy. These aspects have focused on complex injury and disease where the aim is to restore physical function to improve the quality of individual and family life.

As the owner of equines, sheep and dogs, Kim decided to focus on veterinary physiotherapy. Following the experience of adopting an Exmoor pony from the RSPCA, her masters project compared distances travelled by ponies in domestication and those in semi feral conditions. However her clinical practice has been focused on small animals, especially the interplay between injury, pain and behaviour. Having adopted anxious herding/guarding canine breeds from rescue, she is especially interested in getting the best from dogs that might otherwise find being handled in an unfamiliar environment difficult.

Throughout the life cycle from the youngest to the oldest of pets, physical activity has a role to play in creating an interesting life. Using knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and behaviour, Kim is committed to making that life as good as possible.

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