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1 month ago

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The perks of being self employed! Had a client on the same livery yard as Bess so managed to have a sneaky snuggle whilst she was having her afternoon snooze, pleased we're friends again after she was a monkey hacking earlier ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐ŸŽ ... See MoreSee Less

The perks of being self employed! Had a client on the same livery yard as Bess so managed to have a sneaky snuggle whilst she was having her afternoon snooze, pleased were friends again after she was a monkey hacking earlier ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐ŸŽ

6 months ago

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Team work makes the dream work! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘ŠWishful Dreaming finally gets a well deserved win for the team over fences at Doncaster! I think he’d like to give a special mention to his hard working physio Natalie! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’จ๐ŸŽ‰ ... See MoreSee Less

Team work makes the dream work! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š

Down in Nottingham for a day of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to ensure I'm continuing to provide the most up to date treatment and advice ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“”๐ŸŽ ... See MoreSee Less

Down in Nottingham for a day of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to ensure Im continuing to provide the most up to date treatment and advice ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ“”๐ŸŽ

One month on from my accident I am still feeling the effects of a head injury.
I remember the right side of my face/head hitting the floor then there's a bit of a blank spot. This is the hat I was wearing, as you can see externally there is a bit of a muck scuff but otherwise it looks ok. Having removed the covering and looked at the foam, it has compressed by half a centimetre where the impact was (the red stuff is glue not my blood!). It did it's job. It's not as damaged as some pictures you see but enough to dramatically reduce the protection it could provide next time.
Please replace hats after an impact, even if you can't see any damage ๐Ÿค•
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I'm glad people are finding it useful to see x

Hope your feeling better. I good warning to us all.

Wow that is incredible and thank you for sharing kxx

Sorry for your tumble & well wishes to you Natalie x Good post & advice ๐Ÿ‘

Blimey. Hope you are healing my lovely xxx

Really helpful to us all, thank you! Hope you are soon fully recovered but do take care!! Xx

Was going to message to see how you were doing you must be psychic putting this on here today. Keep resting up you only get 1 head. Hope you're feeling better soon.xx ps his lordship sends hugs too.xx

Thank you for sharing this x

So sorry Natalie Fizio . However very well put! Please take your time. Xx

Very well put, take care x

Heck ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ that’s quite a difference really. Hope you are recovering well & resting up xx

Very wise words, and it did its job! Hope you are doing better. BETA are after hats after falls to do research on, think they give you £100 voucher as well towards a new one. I found out after I’d thrown mine out! Xx

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At the end of September Bess and I had a fall jumping. I admit I've not been the best patient, even since being told I have delayed concussion. After trying to keep going, several tellings off and now feeling worse, I've made the difficult decision to follow medical advice and take some time off.
This is not something I've come to lightly and I am truly sorry to let people down and for the knock on effect it will have for a few weeks. However, my head is rather important and deserves some recovery time.
I am going to turn my phone off until the weekend so that I can't try to diary manage and can have a complete rest.
Thank you for your understanding and I'll be back out and about as soon as possible!
Natalie x
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Thank you for all the messages, they mean alot xx

Concussion is awful. I tried to do the same as you... and it was a bad idea. Everyone knows how hard you work, no one will resent you taking time to heal a brain injury! X

Natalie Fizio so sorry I didn't know. Please be careful your health is more important. Be careful and take your time xxx

Get well soon Natalie xx

Get well soon ๐Ÿ˜˜xx

Your health is the most important, get well soon Natalie x

Take care. See you soon. xx

Get better soon Nat xx

Get well soon nat xxx

Get right soon, we need you back working your magic ๐Ÿ˜

Just seen this hope you are both ok.xx

Have a good rest and come back refreshed and renewed. Si & Auds xxx

Hope you feel better soon xx

Get well soon xx

Get well soon Nat. Sending our love xxxx

Get well soon

Get well soon. The rest will do the world of good (speaking from experience!) your head is very important to us all too!! Xxx

Plenty of rest and take as much time as you need. Health and defiantly heads are far more important xx

Take care of yourself Natalie! Hope your feeling better soon! xx

Get well soon Nat and if i can help with anything let me know xx

๐Ÿ˜ข hope you feel better soon xxxx

Get well soon xx

Look after yourself. Xxx

The brain needs physio too. Take care of yourself from all of us xx

Your not letting anyone down, you need to look after yourself. Get better soon. Xxx

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What a difference a month makes! These photo's were taken just four weeks apart and I think the difference is incredible, particularly in his neck. The owner has diligently followed a physio exercise programme and has worked hard to achieve this.

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What a difference a month makes!  These photos were taken just four weeks apart and I think the difference is incredible, particularly in his neck. The owner has diligently followed a physio exercise programme and has worked hard to achieve this. 

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I’d love to know which programme this looks greaT!

Hello all, I am back from holiday and in the process of replying to all forms of comminication, in between seeing clients. Please bear with me! Thank you for your patience, Natalie ... See MoreSee Less

This is a view we rarely get of a horse walking but it's great for showing how much spinal movement there is during the walk and hence, why walk work is so important for rehab of the equine back.
This is my mare, Bess, undergoing the first stage of her rehab post septic pedal bone. The water treadmill allowed her to start building some muscle again (she looked pretty poor after 3 months off!) with very little concussion.
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Get well soon Bess! X

Excellent place and work out! Even Johnny loves it!!!x

Yes you sure can see the twisting spinal area and top of the body, very interesting.

Marie Taylor

Toniesha Stukel Alex Milner

Fixed many a tendon problems in our pool. Even kept racehorses in top fitness level, while recovering from tendon strain.

Arran, Mark this video really got me thinking about the stuff we ve covered on the last couple of clinics.๐Ÿ˜Š

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I'd like to introduce the newest member of team HVP, this is 'Hillberry'. He is a descendant of Hannah 's Hannah's Willberry Wonder Pony and will be joining me on rounds and perhaps some clients at competitions as a good luck mascot. His scarf was made my mum, in company colour, who is the definition of #kickingcancersbutt ... See MoreSee Less

Id like to introduce the newest member of team HVP, this is Hillberry. He is a descendant of Hannah s Willberry Wonder Pony and will be joining me on rounds and perhaps some clients at competitions as a good luck mascot. His scarf was made my mum, in company colour, who is the definition of #kickingcancersbutt

 

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Aw love him! Xx

Love it :) xx

Barney and I would be proud to have his company when we do our first one day event in July xx

Exciting things are happening here at Hilltop Vet Physio. I'm delighted to announce that I am opening a Rider Rehab and Performance Clinic in Paythorne, near Gisburn. I will be offering Equipilates classes, one on one treatments and mounted sessions (on your own horse).
If you'd like to register your interest in classes, and suggest what day and time of day would be best for you please email info@hillopvetphysio.co.uk. I haven't decided on class timetables yet so happy to do so around demand.
Classes will have a maximum of 6 participants to allow enough time working with each individual, why not get a group of friends together and have your own private class?
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Exciting things are happening here at Hilltop Vet Physio. Im delighted to announce that I am opening a Rider Rehab and Performance Clinic in Paythorne, near Gisburn. I will be offering Equipilates classes, one on one treatments and mounted sessions (on your own horse). 
If youd like to register your interest in classes, and suggest what day and time of day would be best for you please email info@hillopvetphysio.co.uk. I havent decided on class timetables yet so happy to do so around demand. 
Classes will have a maximum of 6 participants to allow enough time working with each individual, why not get a group of friends together and have your own private class?

 

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This looks good for me

Gilly Fraser Ruth Donnachie we should go

Do you take old crocks! X

Danielle Fox - might be of interest

Alison Wheelock x

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Itโ€™s Equipilatesโ„ข Case study time again! This is so I can gain โ€˜Equipilatesโ„ข Advanced Biomechanics Trainerโ€™ Status. I need to do 2 unmounted sessions and 2 mounted sessions for one case.
The mounted sessions will involve wearing a visualise jacket, with me giving exercises to help improve the riders posture and self-carriage whilst they are riding, allowing for more functional fine tuning. It is NOT a riding lesson and it will be filmed so that the Examiner can assess me.
I am keen to use a jump or event rider, as I have done several case studies now with dressage riders and am excited to explore how the Equipilatesโ„ข principles can enhance performance in a different discipline. These four sessions will be offered at a discounted rate (not including travel) but adherence to a home exercise programme is crucial!
Please get in touch via message, email or phone if you are interested. Thank you, Natalie
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Next Monday (25th July) I will be doing a talk for Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association at The Pack Horse, Birtle at 8pm. I will be talking about equipilates and rider biomechanics. All welcome and there is a dicount voucher for your first Equipilates session for all who attend. Hope to see you there. ... See MoreSee Less

Next Monday (25th July) I will be doing a talk  for Rochdale & Bury Bridleways Association at The Pack Horse, Birtle at 8pm. I will be talking about equipilates and rider biomechanics. All welcome and there is a dicount voucher for your first Equipilates session for all who attend. Hope to see you there.

I'd like to wish all clients, past, present, old and new a very happy and healthy new year! Thank you for making 2015 so enjoyable, busy and satisfying.

I'd also like to say thank you for everyone's support over what has been a difficult past few months personally. As much as I love my job and hate letting people down, family always comes first and I greatly appreciate your understanding when I've had to re-arrange appointments around hospital visiting etc.

Wishing you all every success next year.
Natalie
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ACPAT physio's gave some very interesting and well attended lectures at The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) this weekend.
Also very pleasing to hear the vets that gave lectures would only refer to an ACPAT physio ๐Ÿ™‚
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ACPAT physios gave some very interesting and well attended lectures at The British Equine Veterinary Association  (BEVA) this weekend. 
Also very pleasing to hear the vets that gave lectures would only refer to an ACPAT  physio :)

Proud to be supporting Skipton Horse Trials this year, an event run entirely by volunteers! ... See MoreSee Less

Proud to be supporting Skipton Horse Trials this year, an event run entirely by volunteers!

Hilltop Veterinary Physiotherapy is now closed until Monday the 6th July. I will reply to all messages, texts, voicemails and emails then. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Natalie
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What do you need to make a rehab exercise for a dog?
4 recycling bags, 2 snow shovels, a goal post and some good old duct tape! This worked really well with a dog that is in the late stages of rehab post cruciate ligament repair. We are now focusing more on function so changes of direction and speed are crucial.
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What do you need to make a rehab exercise for a dog?
4 recycling bags, 2 snow shovels, a goal post and some good old duct tape! This worked really well with a dog that is in the late stages of rehab post cruciate ligament repair. We are now focusing more on function so changes of direction and speed are crucial.
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