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More About Dobbins Veterinary Physiotherapy

Guy Dobbins is a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapist and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). He specialises in professional rehabilitation, athletic conditioning and palliative care for horses and dogs. Guy provides a professional, friendly and informative service, delivering a high quality assessment and treatments tailored to your animals needs.

With experience treating both dogs and horses, Guy utilises his physiotherapy skills, in combination with knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to professionally treat each animal. Physiotherapy incorporates a hands on treatment, with the use of electrotherapy and remedial exercise prescription, specifically selected to improve each case. Furthermore, the main aims of physiotherapy is to improve balance, strength, athletic performance, flexibility and posture, all of which can be maintained by regular physiotherapy.

Guy has been surrounded by animals ranging from birds of prey, dogs, horses and rodents from a very young age.  His interest in Veterinary Physiotherapy stemmed from riding and competing at BSJA events as a child with his pony Cleo. As a competition pony, Cleo was frequently treated by a Veterinary Physiotherapist to maintain her performance whilst competing. Seeing the benefits of these sessions and learning from the practitioner really inspired Guys future choices for education. He went on to obtain an Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma in college and a BSc (Hons) Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at university. During his studies at Coventry University, Guy’s dog Maddox took a turn for the worse at the great age of 16. Unfortunately his dog was losing the neurological and biomechanical functions in his back legs as a result of old age and arthritis. Despite the reality that his dog was not getting any younger, Guy set out to make Maddox a personal project aside from his studies. With frequent physiotherapy, Maddox lived until 17 years of age, Guy maintained his performance and strength which helped to keep him comfortable and active during his palliative care.

During his university degree at Coventry University, Guy completed a clinical placement module whereby he worked on both equine and canine cases. The canine cases included agility dogs, working dogs and retired racing greyhounds, and the equine cases ranged from all disciplines and ages. This invaluable experience was consistent throughout Guy’s studies and essential in helping him develop his vocation as a Veterinary Physiotherapist.

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