Charlotte

BSc Honours (4 year university degree), AdvCertVetPhys (2 year university Post-graduate diploma), Member IRVAP (VP). 

Having originally trained and qualified with an honours degree in Diagnostic Radiography from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Charlotte's career success saw her advancement into specialising in degenerative brain disease. Working within the NHS and other health & social care sectors for over 12 years, Charlotte was driven by further ambition and an unrelenting desire to work with animals so she set her sights on a career change and the dream of owning her own business.

 

Combining her extensive human medical and anatomy knowledge and lifelong affinity with animals, she went on to qualify as a veterinary physiotherapist from the Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training course based at Nottingham University Vet School.  She will be commencing the Masters component of her studies and a clinical educators course in the near future, in a bid to be the best practitioner she can be, support other future physiotherapists and effectively contribute to the ever expanding veterinary medicine research field.

Charlotte has a passion for continued professional development, education and learning - always striving for excellence in her field. She frequently attends seminars, events and workshops to improve and expand her knowledge and skills base and has also successfully delivered owner and professional talks and courses, to increase the awareness and understanding of veterinary physiotherapy across Scotland.

 

Charlotte recently secured a job as a small animal veterinary physiotherapist at the Glasgow University Small Animal Hospital in 2019.  She is thoroughly enjoying working alongside the veterinary teams, with both inpatients and outpatients, providing specialist rehabilitation, hydrotherapy and pain management services to complex neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal cases.  The skills she gains in this role compliments her own physiotherapy clinics in West Lothian and enables Charlotte to provide the most up to date physiotherapy techniques and veterinary knowledge for her own clients.

In her free time, you will find Charlotte walking her dogs - Brannigan and Roxy, running or horse riding. Charlotte is an experienced trail runner and also completed her first half marathon in 2018.  She fell in love with cani-crossing in 2016 and frequently takes part in races across the UK with Brannigan. Her rescue girl Roxy is also a therapet and she volunteers her time for people living with dementia when she can.

 

Gavin

BEng Honours (4 year university degree), BSc Honours (4 year university degree), Member CSP, Member HCPC, Member AACP.

Originally gaining his first degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Glasgow University, Gavin then went on the qualify as a Chartered Human Physiotherapist from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. 

 

He has worked in the NHS for almost a decade and more recently secured the role of a specialist physiotherapist.  Since taking on this senior role, he is now responsible for mentoring students, delivering CPD sessions to his colleagues and has also completed additional qualifications including acupuncture and sports massage.  He will commence a Masters at Glasgow Caledonian University in Physiotherapy Professional Practice in October 2020.

Gavin has a keen interest in exercise, health and nutrition.  He likes to keep very fit and active, spending most of his free time Munro bagging with many a mountain day and bothy night, with their late dog Harrison - who despite being in his silver years when he passed away suddenly in March 2020, completed over 50 Munros thanks to regular physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions from Charlotte.

Susan

BSc Honours (4 year university degree), 
MSc (pre-reg Physiotherapy masters)
AdvCertVetPhys (2 year university post-graduate diploma), Member HCPC, Member CSP, Member AACP, Member IRVAP

Susan contributes to Cochrane Physiotherapy as a guest lecturer at CPD events and as a co-facilitator at the Cani-Physio workshops.  Being a chartered human physiotherapist and registered veterinary physiotherapist, she brings knowledge and skills from both aspects to the business

Susan originally studied Sports Biomedicine at Dundee University before going on to complete her masters in Rehabilitation Science at Glasgow Caledonian University, allowing her to practice as a physiotherapist.  She has worked in private practice since qualifying in 2010 and has worked with some of Scotland’s top athletes at the central institute of sport
Susan has always had an unrelenting passion to work with animals, so in 2016 she underwent a 2 year degree to qualify as a veterinary physiotherapist from Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training (CEPT) based at the Nottingham University Vet School, where she met Charlotte
She has a commitment to ongoing professional development (CPD) and regularly attends courses and study days to provide the most up-to-date, evidence based practice
Susan has recently had her first child, but in her spare time she enjoys running and has taken part in several half marathons and is currently training for her first marathon.  She is also a keen cross country mountain biker and enjoys nothing more than getting out on her bike
Susan is also the proud owner of two nutcase springer spaniels who she enjoys gun dog training with.  Her older springer, Kobi, was her inspiration to complete her veterinary physiotherapy degree as he lives with hip dysplasia and has been embarking on his own physiotherapy journey
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Charlotte and Susan want to see more physiotherapists work collaboratively together to provide better education to both owners and veterinary professionals in Scotland, with a common goal of improving CPD opportunities