WHO AM I?
I am an IRVAP registered Veterinary Physiotherapist, based on the Wilts/Berks border, and have undergone significant training in order to become qualified as a Canine and Equine Veterinary Physiotherapist with a Foundation degree in Equine Science at Oxford Brookes. I went on to complete the Advanced Certificate in Veterinary Physiotherapy through Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training (CEPT), which is accredited by The University of Middlesex.
The main goals of the equine physiotherapist are pain reduction, aid healing, restoration of range of motion, restoration of strength and prevention of injury.
I believe that every horse is an athlete and that as a physiotherapist I am dedicated and passionate to maintaining your horses' physical fitness and keeping them on top form to meet their athletic potential, alongside your veterinary surgeon, farrier, dentist, saddle fitter, trainer and rider.
Why I understand my patients
It is, of course, of primary importance that a Veterinary Physiotherapist is qualified, as I am, to a high professional standard, but it is also of enormous value to have lived and worked around animals to gain an insight into their needs and behaviours.
I was fortunate to have been brought up in a family where horses were front and centre of my experience.
My father Kim Brassey was a race horse trainer of some repute and my mother Joanna has successfully retrained race horses to Grand Prix level dressage.
I too, can claim to have not only broken in youngsters, but also have retrained race horses to succeed in both showjumping and eventing disciplines.
I feel very privileged that my background has given me a lifelong appreciation, love and respect of the equine world, which I am able to bring diligently to my physiotherapy practice.
Your animal can feel safe in my hands.
Injuries can occur in any dogs from competitive agility or fly ball dogs to pet dogs playing in a garden. Working, sporting or competition dogs such as, police dogs, sheep dogs, gun dogs, agility, and obedience often benefit from regular treatment to maintain fitness, improve performance, reduce asymmetries, reduce the risk of injury and maximise performance potential.
Ellie is very patient, friendly and approachable. She has been great at thinking up innovative treatments to help our dog especially at the moment when places like Hydrotherapy are shut. She’s always great at explaining what she’s doing and coaching us so we can continue ourselves.
I highly recommend Ellie as she treats every horse equally no matter what job they do. She treats my rescue pony for general well being and stiffness. She has helped me get him looking a picture of health again.
Diane & Puzzles
As soon as my horse started showing signs of a problem with his leg Ellie was the first person I contacted , She is very knowledgeable and straight away she gave me exercises and stretches to start with him , Ellie is super calm and extremely patient She puts the horses/ ponies at ease when they are being treated . Her attention to detail is second to none , She is always on the end of the phone for advice and help , I really value Ellie’s experience and opinion.
I feel so lucky to have met you at camp in 2018. Your lecture you gave on physio and the benefits was so informative and inspiring I knew I had found someone who had a true passion for the welfare of horses. You have worked tirelessly with my vet and farrier to help Dakota live and fulfil the best of her ability in these last few years and for that I am eternally grateful. At every treatment you have always done a thorough check on what we have been up to before treatment and always given us some 'homework' to do to help her. Never have I felt stupid asking you a question and you have always been there for advice.
Thank you for making both our lives that little bit brighter and making it possible alongside the rest of the team to fulfil our dream of eventing and for your support especially in those last few months of Dakota's life
She was my one and only as you know and I couldn't of found anyone else to entrust my horse's health in.