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About me

Felicity Rodriguez – BSc (HONS), Mcsp, PgDip (Vet Phys), ACPAT CAT A

Felicity qualified in 2006 as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Brighton. Her career started working as a physiotherapist in the NHS gaining experience in musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedic post op rehabilitation, amputees and neuro rehabilitation, gaining a good basic grounding in physiotherapeutic treatments and rehabilitation. As a senior she has developed her skills to treat clients with neurological conditions and now specialises in paediatric physiotherapy.

Felicity completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury College in 2011, becoming a Category A member of ACPAT (The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy). Felicity then joined the official British Equestrian Team Physiotherapist, Victora Splalding working alongside her for eighteen months. During this time she gained skills to be able to use the Ellis technique® (a specific manual therapy technique aimed at treating back pain in equines), as well as enhancing her skills in the assessment and treatment of competition horses. During this period she also enhanced her skills in the treatment of small animals specialising in the post operative rehabilitation of canines – orthopaedic and neurological rehabilitation.

Felicity now splits her time to enable her to treat both human and animal clients and as a Veterinary Physiotherapist she adheres to the regulations and standards of her profession and has specific professional and public liability insurances. She works closely with the Veterinary specialists to provide the highest standard of care for your animal. All animals are assessed only with Veterinary referral or consent.

What is physiotherapy?

Veterinary Physiotherapy is a science based profession which specialises in the assessment and treatment of a multitude of muscle, ligament, and tendon, joint, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. The aim of physiotherapy is to restore movement, function, and reduce pain following illness, injury or surgery.

Animals can display pain and discomfort differently to people, often resulting in behavioural difficulties, schooling problems or poor performance. Animals like people respond positively to physiotherapy often resulting in reduced healing times, optimising recovery from surgery or injury as well as being able to enhance performance.