Melissa Cook Veterinary physiotherapy offers a professional, friendly, mobile service.
Here to support you and your pet through the recovery process following injury or surgery and in the management of long-term conditions, such as arthritis. Based in Broad Oak East Sussex and specialising in Working Animals.
I have worked as a Qualified, Registered, Veterinary Nurse in mixed Veterinary practice since 2008. I have several years of experience working as a Head Veterinary Nurse and I am currently a practising Veterinary Physiotherapist. I’ve seen animal care develop over the years and have been lucky enough to assist with some amazing operations. This encouraged me to start taking an interest in post-surgery rehabilitation. I was beginning to realise that post-op care was as much as important as the surgery itself. I started using physiotherapy as part of the nursing care I was providing.
A Qualified Professional
While working as a Veterinary Nurse treating patients in postoperative care I realised that early physiotherapy reduces pain, enhances healing and speeds recovery time. Sometimes physiotherapy can even determine if the surgery is successful or not. I decided to train to become a Veterinary Physiotherapist and qualified in 2017 from Berkshire college with a Level 6 Professional Diploma in Small Animal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. I then went on to complete a Level 6 Professional Diploma in Equine Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. I can now treat a range of conditions requiring physiotherapy. This is anything from Osteoarthritis to orthopaedic procedures. Any animal can benefit from physiotherapy but mainly I treat dogs, cats and horses. Referrals are welcome based on the recommendation of your vet or clinical specialist.
Melissa Cook Veterinary Physiotherapist RVN Vet. phys MIRVAP
I am registered with the RCVS as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and I’m fully insured and registered with the AHPR Animal Health Professions’ Register and also a member of IRVAP– Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists. I like to keep up to date with the latest news and training by regularly attending CPD (continued professional development) courses and events.
A new treatment is now available, Companion Laser Therapy.
Laser therapy can be used to treat a range of conditions. It has many beneficial biological effects; it Promotes circulation, Reduces inflammation. Reduces swelling; Accelerates tissue repair, Improves nerve function and Relieves pain.