A compassionate and expert physiotherapy and rehabilitation service helping dogs and cats in the south east of England.
We work with veterinary colleagues in a collaborative and flexible way to serve pets and their carers.
Meet Kim Sheader, a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Veterinary Physiotherapy; Head of The Ralph Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation service
Kim Sheader MCSP HCPC ACPAT Cat A, Chair ACPAT, RAMP
Kim has been a Chartered Physiotherapist since 2000. Her undergraduate degree was specific to humans and she spent approximately 10 years working with human patients. In particular Kim focused on hospital inpatients and on providing respiratory physiotherapy.
Kim subsequently undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College, London. Since 2012 she has worked as a Veterinary Physiotherapist at a small animal referral hospital in the south east of England as well as providing a mobile physiotherapy service to veterinary practices and pet carers. Kim is now leading The Ralph Mobile Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Service and she will be the Head of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation at The Ralph when the hospital opens.
Kim is experienced in use of Laser therapy and is also proficient in making splints and other supports for dogs and cats. She has been the Chair of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) since February 2015 and is an active clinical educator.
Meet Kaye Hillsdon, a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in Veterinary Physiotherapy
Kaye Hillsdon MCSP HCPC ACPAT Cat A, RAMP
Kaye qualified as an Occupational Therapist (BSc Hons) in 2004 and in 2009 undertook a MSc (Pre-registration) in Physiotherapy. In the human field she has a specialist interest in Neurological rehabilitation but also works with people with a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and is experienced in hydrotherapy.
In addition to working with human patients, Kaye has undertaken a Post Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury College / University of the West of England, Bristol. After qualifying in 2014, she worked as a Veterinary Physiotherapist at a busy small animal referral hospital in the south east of England. She then went on to provide a domiciliary service in the Berkshire and Oxfordshire area, and has now joined The Ralph team providing a Mobile Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Service.
Kaye continues to have a specialist interest in Neurological rehabilitation treating both humans and animals. She is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) and is an active ACPAT committee member striving to promote safe and effective practice in the care of animals.