About me: Izzy Badham BSc(Hons)VetPhys, MNAVP, MIRVAP
Worcester Vet Physio is run by me, Izzy Badham, a fully qualified veterinary physiotherapist, registered with NAVP and IRVAP. 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.
Currently, I have a 20-year-old ex-racehorse called Annie and we enjoy hacking, schooling and competing in dressage. I also have a 5 month old Jack Russell called Willow who you may see out and about with me at appointments!
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.
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 equine massage, equine kinesiology taping, and equine mobilisations and positional release, and I am qualified in canine first aid.
This year I will also be completing a Level 4 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy, this is alongside my part time work at Cotswold Dog Spa providing combined hydrotherapy and physiotherapy for dogs.
As part of my membership with NAVP and IRVAP, I complete continuing professional development courses throughout the year, adding to my knowledge and skills.