About Us

Rachel Greetham

Rachel Green Equine and CanineRachel is one of the most respected animal physiotherapists in the country and is Equine physiotherapist to the British Teams for Dressage, Showjumping and Eventing.  She travelled with the Teams to Rio Olympics 2016 and the World Equestrian Games in 2018.  She has also been a clinical educator for ACPAT and RVC courses for over 10 years.

Rachel had been involved with horses and dogs all her life and has been successful at intermediate eventing and medium dressage. She has a professional, caring and strong ethical approach to the treatment and handling of animals and this underpins the business and services offered by Equine and Canine Solutions.

Kate Ashdown

Kate Ashdown Equine and Canine SolutionsKate qualified in human practice in 2006 and Qualified at the Royal Veterinary College in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2012. She continues to work as specialist physio in the NHS alongside working with animals. In her spare time she runs marathons and is currently studying for her Masters in advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy practice.

 

Kim Manktelow

Kim Manktelow Equine and Canine SolutionsKim qualified in human practice in 2008 and qualified at Liverpool University in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2014. Kim spends most of her working time treating horses and dogs. Kim has fun with her mad Springador called Kipper and events her horse Teddy.

 

Becky Gilmartin

Becky qualified from the University of Salford with a 1st class degree in (human) Physiotherapy. She then qualified from the University of Liverpool in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2017. Becky splits her time between human private practice and veterinary physiotherapy and has a Lusitano gelding, called Athos and a Border Terrier x Westie (“Bestie”), called Shreddie.

 

Lauren Cole

Lauren Cole Equine and Canine SolutionsLauren qualified in human practice in 2010 and qualified at Hartpury College in Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2014. Lauren continues to work in Private Human Physiotherapy Practice alongside Equine and Canine Solutions. Lauren owns two horses Molly and Sox. She does some dressage and shows at county level.

 

 

Amy Shakeshaft

Amy qualified from Keele University in 2015 with a degree in human Physiotherapy. In 2018, she qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist at Hartpury University. She works part-time for the NHS and private practice, alongside Veterinary Physiotherapy. She has two horses – Fred and Ellie. She is a member of British dressage and competes Ellie regularly.

 

Sheryl Mckenna

Sheryl Mckenna Equine and CanineSheryl, our office manager, provides a first point of contact so that we can respond to your queries as quickly and efficiently as possible ensuring that you can contact us with ease. Sheryl enjoys riding club activities and has successfully competed her dog in Kennel Club agility at Grade 6, her young dog is now working in Grade 5 with one win towards Grade 6.

 

Physiotherapy is an established healthcare profession having been in existence for over 100 years. Animal physiotherapy has been recognised for over 25 years and now has formal professional qualification routes. Our training route means we are qualified to treat human patients first before we continue our further postgraduate study with animals. This means your animal is being assessed and treated by Chartered Physiotherapists who are governed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. In addition we are also regulated by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy – ACPAT. This is the gold standard for animal physiotherapy.

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