Thank you for considering Melissa Cook Veterinary Physiotherapy for the referral of a patient. 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. As a member of AHPR and IRVAP you can be confident that I have the highest qualifications and experience.
I only ever treat patients who have veterinary approval, unless they are maintenance treatments. Clients may contact me directly to discuss veterinary physiotherapy, I advise them that their Vet will be contacted for background information and to obtain consent, where clinical conditions are indicated.
I offer a variety of treatment techniques including
- Class 4 Companion Laser– (PBM)
- Manual Therapy
- Remedial Exercise
I have worked as a Qualified, Registered, Veterinary Nurse in mixed Veterinary Practice since 2008, and have several years of experience as a Head Veterinary Nurse, and since 2018 I have been practising as a veterinary physiotherapist.
My belief is every animal deserves the best available treatment and their owners are supported and informed.
I’ve seen animal care develop over the years and I have a particular interest in post-surgery rehabilitation. Realising 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.
I understand that early physiotherapy reduces pain, enhances healing and speeds recovery time. I now treat a range of conditions requiring physiotherapy. This is anything from Osteoarthritis to orthopaedic procedures. Treating dogs, cats and horses. Accepting referrals from Veterinarians and Clinical specialists.
- Registered Veterinary Nurse
- Level 6 Professional Diploma in Equine Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.
- Level 6 Professional Diploma Small Animal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.
2022 RCVS Rules on Physiotherapy, Osteopathic Therapy and Chiropractic Therapy Have Changed.