About Footfalls Canine Physio
On her return to the UK she worked in private physiotherapy clinics and became interested in transferring her skills to the animal world. She completed her Veterinary Physiotherapy training in 2013 and the idea of a private physiotherapy clinic for small animals started to take shape.
After finding the current premises in Leigh on Sea, FootFalls was launched in April 2014. Although Kate continues to treat the occasional two legged client her focus and full time attention is on the small animal practice of FootFalls.
The proud owner of two dogs, Remy and Chandler, who both enjoy canicross training, Kate finds herself kept busy and fit. Lastly there is always the cat, Wiley, to keep her occupied.
MSCP ACPAT Cat A
Since qualifying as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996, I have worked in both the NHS and private practice, gaining a broad range of skills within the human field. For the past 10 years, I have specialised in Orthopaedics, where I still work on both the elective and trauma wards 2 days a week. With a lifelong passion for dogs, I embarked on a Veterinary Physiotherapy Masters program at Liverpool University and qualified in the summer of 2015.
For most of my life, I have owned spaniels and currently have a working Springer spaniel, called Max, who is a trained cadava dog. He is regularly used by the search and rescue services.
I joined FootFalls as a Veterinary Physiotherapist in September 2015 working alongside Kate to help improve the health and mobility of our furry friends.
MSCP ACPAT Cat A
I have been around horses since I was two years old and have always had a love for them. My passion and dedication took me from riding school to pony club and on to the 1996 national champion.
I began affiliated show jumping and spent 4 years as a professional international show jumper, where I was able to compete and represent my country. During this time I worked very closely with both the vet and physio. After a nasty fall I completed a year’s apprenticeship with Carol Withworth in Equine Therapy, studying both physio and osteopathy techniques. I then pursued my degree in human physiotherapy, followed by Veterinary Physiotherapy.
I feel treating both horse and rider when needed helps both reach their goals and dreams. My clients range from happy hackers, veterinary rehabilitation to professional show jumpers. By combining my riding and training experience with my physiotherapy and rehabilitation skills I feel I can give the most effective treatments and rehab advice for all my clients both human and furries.
Tracey Cole-Wilkin (& Lucy)
A lifelong dog and horse lover, and owner, Tracey is a huge fan of the benefits of animal physiotherapy. Lucy, her two year old Border Collie, has undergone one hip replacement and is due to undergo another this year, so Tracey is very familiar with the techniques and clinical services provided at FootFalls.
Tracey takes a keen interest in all the local doggy community activities and events, taking part in various classes with some success.