Nadia graduated from Hartpury College and became a category A member of ACPAT in June 2015. Nadia studied for her BSc hons in Physiotherapy at Oxford Brookes University and qualified in 2006.
Since qualifying Nadia has worked in a variety of areas at both Peterborough Hospital NHS Trust and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust.
Nadia specialsed in care of the elderly and dementia care and has worked in this area for the last 4 years before deciding to further her studies in the animal sector.
Nadia has owned and competed her own horses and dogs since the age of 8 years old. Nadia has competed at novice level dressage and pre-novice level eventing with her horse and competes agility with two dogs at grade 3 and 4. This means Nadia has personal experience in competing her animals and therefore understands that whether they are pets or an athlete, they still mean the world to their owners.
Nadia has experienced first hand the importance of correct rehabilitation after an injury of an animal and therefore understands how it feels for an owner as well as seeing how good practice can be very effective.
Why choose ACPAT?
ACPAT is the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. A growing number of Chartered Physiotherapists now work with animals. Unlike the title ‘Veterinary Surgeon’ the title ‘Animal or Veterinary Physiotherapist’ is not protected. This means that any one can call themselves an animal or veterinary physiotherapist regardless of their qualifications.
The title ‘Chartered Physiotherapist’ is protected by law and can only be used by physiotherapists who have achieved a high level of academic and practical training in all aspects of physiotherapy and are consequently qualified and registered to practice. ACPAT physiotherapists are used by the British Equestrian team and also used and endorsed by Noel Fitzpatrick (“Supervet”).
Note: Legislation stipulates that animals may only be treated by a Veterinary Surgeon or someone authorised by a Veterinary Surgeon. Members of ACPAT adhere to this requirement to safeguard the interest of the animal.