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ABOUT ME

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About me: Izzy Badham
BSc(Hons)VetPhys, MNAVP, MIRVAP, RAMP Registered

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Worcester Vet Physio is run by me, Izzy Badham, a fully qualified veterinary physiotherapist, registered with NAVP, IRVAP, and RAMP. I hold full professional liability and malpractice insurance. Worcester Vet Physio provides a specialised, individualised, and a holistic approach to the treatment of your animal companion.

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved animals. I became interested in veterinary physiotherapy after volunteering in a children's hospice in their hydrotherapy pool and physiotherapy department, and after seeing what a difference it made to their physical mobility and well-being, I decided I wanted to do the same for the animals that I care for so much. Animals give us so much in terms of their loyalty and companionship, and so I have made it my mission to give them that care back. 

Up until recently, I had a 22-year-old ex-racehorse called Annie and we enjoyed hacking, schooling and dressage, and years of fun. I also have a 2 year old Jack Russell called Willow and we enjoy Hoopers and Agility training, just starting out in competition. We also do a lot of hiking and get up into the mountains when we have spare time!

  • First Class BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University

I have completed four years of undergraduate study to become specialised in my field. One of these years was a placement year in which I completed placements at Clent Hills Pet Fitness and Rehabilitation centre working with a team of hydrotherapists and physiotherapists, and at Claire Dyson Racing and Rehabilitation where I worked with racehorses and on the equine underwater treadmill, seeing cases both for fitness and rehabilitation. I have worked in a few race yards over the years, founding my love of the thoroughbred and ex-racehorse.

As part of my final year of study I completed my honours research project on the effect of water depth on activity of the equine Longissimus dorsi mm. in horses walking on a water treadmill, which was awarded runner up in the finals of the BETA Equine Thesis of the Year Awards 2021

I have also completed additional CPD courses in massage, kinesiology taping, mobilisations and positional release, hyoid release techniques, visceral techniques and craniosacral techniques, and hold a Level 1 Certificate in Animal Acupressure. I plan to complete my CAMadvocate Level 1 course to further my depth of osteoarthritis knowledge. I am qualified in human and canine first aid. 

I also hold a Level 4 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy, which I use whilst working 1 day a week working at Cotswold Dog Spa, enjoying hydrotherapy sessions in their pool and underwater treadmill.

As part of my membership with NAVP and IRVAP, I complete continuing professional development courses throughout the year, adding to my knowledge and skills. 

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