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Holly Kerr Veterinary Physiotherapist

About me

Holly Kerr BSc (Hons) MCSP, HCPC, MSc, ACPAT Cat A.

Holly studied to become a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2003, graduating from The University of West of England with a First Class honours degree in 2006. She then went on to practice in the NHS completing a wide variety of rotations and specialities, including sporting injuries, chronic musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, and respiratory conditions which consolidated her knowledge and skills to be able to treat and manage a wide variety of complex and varied conditions in the human field. After 4 years of working in the human field Holly completed the Post Graduate Diploma qualification in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the University of West of England at Hartpury College. In 2011 Holly achieved the MSC in Veterinary Physiotherapy following a year of research into the effects of myofascial release on the equine Longissimus Dorsi.

She now primarily practices in equine and canine clients, alongside rider assessment and human clients also. As a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in veterinary physiotherapy, Holly is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and adheres to the regulations and standards of practice and has professional and public liability insurance. She works closely with the Veterinary profession and other specialists to provide the highest standard of care for your animal. All animals are assessed only with Veterinary referral or consent.


She now practices in both the NHS and privately treating primarily equine and canine clients, alongside rider assessment and human clients also.

As a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist, Holly is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, and adheres to the regulations and standards of practice and has professional and public liability insurance. She works closely with the Veterinary profession and other 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. ACPAT Physiotherapists are chartered Human Physiotherapist and have already completed a full time degree in Physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy is a profession which specialises in the assessment and treatment of a multitude of muscle, ligament, tendon, joint, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. The aim of Physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function and enhance performance.
Veterinary Physiotherapists require veterinary consent to treat any animals in line with legislation and law. We strive to offer effective multidisciplinary care and may need to liaise with vets, farriers, saddlers, and trainers as appropriate and with your consent. All assessments and treatments are confidential.

Treatments

Physiotherapy covers a huge range of treatments. Chartered Physiotherapists have specialist knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics, physiology and pathology and use the detailed assessment to tailor treatments to each animal, its condition and the stage of the problem.  The main types of treatments that a Chartered Physiotherapist may use are:

  • Hands on techniques – Manipulation, mobilisation, massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, reflex inhibition techniques, specific stretches.

  • Electrotherapy - Ultrasound, laser, muscle stimulation, TENS, pulsed electromagnetic energy, H wave.

  • Exercise therapy -  Rehabilitation programmes, proprioceptive training, core stability exercises, sport specific training, Hydrotherapy advice and recommendation.

  • Advice and education – Handling and posture advice, exercise advice, education of conditions and owner management (ACPAT 2011).

Regions Covered

Holly Kerr Veterinary Physiotherapy South West

  • Bristol
  • Bath
  • Somerset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Wiltshire

Contact me

If you have any queries as to if Physiotherapy may be suitable for you or your animal, please feel free to telephone or email me and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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