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A comprehensive approach to health and rehabilitation

Incorporating physiotherapy, behaviour and environmental management for long term results, for all animals.

The services we offer

Zoo health and rehab consultation
Full assessment of environment, behaviour and activity for treatment and prevention
Physiotherapy and rehabilitation
Treatment and assessment of dogs, horses and cats.
Training and CPD
Training for Zookeepers and veterinary professionals
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Who are we?

I am a UK based professional who specialises in a holistic approach to rehabilitation, and the prevention of musculoskeletal and neurological disease in both domestic and exotic animals. I work in conjunction with other professionals (Veterinary staff and zookeepers) to tackle disease and prevent reoccurrence. As well using manual treatment (which on its own can simply mask symptoms), I use a comprehensive approach of environmental, behavioural and functional management.

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ABWAK

I have been invited to talk at this years ABWAK conference, on the importance of a holistic approach to rehabilitation and health in zoos. Date to be confirmed.

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British Veterinary Zoological Society

I have been invited to talk at this years BVZS conference. On how physiotherapy needs to adapt to exotic species and the zoo environment.

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Komodo dragon, lameness research

I will be working with 5 of the UK's leading zoos to complete my research on Komodo dragon lameness, and developing a grading system.

'Matt came out yesterday to see my horse (Taylor) who has an old pelvic injury and trouble with flexibility.

He was very knowledgeable and professional, gentle and patient with Taylor and identified lots of areas for improvement in her movement to help her become more comfortable and fit. He examined her from nose to tail and explained everything along the way with as much detail as I asked.

He then did some flexion exercises and tension release in the most affected muscles and gave me lots of advice for stretches, exercises and lifestyle changes to go forward with.

Really looking forward to seeing Taylor's progress in the coming months and I couldn't praise Matt enough. Thank you! Would recommend 100%

- Becci. M

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Upton, Chester, CH2 1HE

United Kingdom

Email: info@shackletonvetphysio.com

Tel:  07534412517