About Alexandra Martin Veterinary Physiotherapy
Alex qualified with a Post Graduate diploma (Distinction) in Veterinary Physiotherapy from Nottingham Vet School, UK in 2019. Prior to this she completed an honours degree in Bioveterinary Science (Hartpury College) and a foundation degree in Animal Science and Management (The Royal Agricultural University). With more than 8 years of higher education in the veterinary field, Alex has a range of experience regarding the treatment, rehabilitation and care of a range of different species.
Alex is a full practicing member of IRVAP (The Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists) and also has full insurance that covers her business and ensures your animals are treated safely. In accordance with The Veterinary Surgeons (Exemptions) Order 2015 - it is essential that Alex works under initial referral from your vet - this is to ensure that a team approach is taken when providing the best possible care for your animal, and that appropriate diagnoses have been met.
Alex has a particularly keen interest in canine arthritis and has completed further qualifications in Canine Arthritis Management. After treating a huge proportion of clients for arthritis, it became apparent just how common and debilitating disease arthritis can be. This rapidly became her passion and is something she hopes to continue to expand her knowledge and provide more osteoarthritis related services and support in the future.
Alongside her university studies, she worked for several years in a pet shop, focusing on nutritional sales. Alex is particularly interested in nutrition and aims to provide further nutritional services in the future. Alex has a range of experience from working in mixed animal veterinary practices to conservation, riding school work, and exotic species (she has even completed marine life rescue courses!).
Alex regularly completes regular CPD (continuous personal development) in order to keep her physiotherapy knowledge up to date. She enjoys producing anatomy drawings and informational posts for her social media accounts (which you can check out here).