Chartered Physiotherapists have all trained for a minimum of 3 years at undergraduate level (or 2 years at post graduate level) in human Physiotherapy. This allows them to become members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and to register with the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC), a national regulatory body set up to protect the public by keeping a register of health and care professionals who meet a set of standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. This ensures all healthcare professionals maintain a certain standard of professional conduct and that every professional continues to work within their scope of practice by demonstrating continued professional development.
In order to gain her qualification as a Veterinary Physiotherapist, Katharine has completed 5 years of training. She qualified first as a Chartered Physiotherapist in human practice by completing a 3 year undergraduate BSc degree in Physiotherapy at The University of Southampton and has gone on to complete a subsequent 2 year post-graduate MSc degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at The Royal Veterinary College. With this level of training and over 14 years of post graduate experience as a Physiotherapist, you can be assured of her knowledge and expertise.
Katharine is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is registered with the Healthcare Professions Council (HCPC), she is also registered with the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) which is the animal equivalent. RAMP was established in September 2016, aiming to endorse best practice methods in the industry of animal musculoskeletal therapy and much like our HCPC body, to provide a register of practitioners who have attained a minimum level of qualification and experience. All professionals registered with RAMP demonstrate high standards of proficiency and professionalism, equivalent to the demands of the statutory regulatory bodies governing Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Physiotherapy in the human domain (e.g. the HCPC). RAMP registered practitioners follow a strict code of conduct, work within their scope of practice, comply with annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements and have appropriate insurance.