Nicky qualified form the University of the West of England in 2009 with a first class Honors degree in Physiotherapy. She worked in the NHS since qualifying, subsequently specializing in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Musgrove Park Hospital. Growing up in a family of vets Nicky always knew she wanted to work professionally with animals so in 2011 embarked on an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in conjunction with her NHS work gaining an MSc with distinction.
Nicky has ridden all of her life being lucky enough to have the opportunity to do a bit of everything from hunting and team chasing to dressage and show jumping. She has always had dogs and curerntly has a smooth haired fox terrier called Rosie who is great fun and also very naughty!
Nicky is a member of the Health Care Professions Council, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. Nicky has full Professional Liability Insurance to practice on both animals and humans.
Nicky's love for animals and passion for physiotherapy culminates in Nicky Grant & Associates, a business dedicated to helping animals and owners optimise function and performance. Please see ‘Why Physiotherapy’ and ‘‘Treatments’ pages for more information. The practice, based in Somerset near Wellington treats equine, canine and human patients in a variety of locations (please contact us for further information on clinic locations).
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Caroline Astley BSc Hons Physiotherapy, PG Dip Veterinary Physiotherapy, ACPAT A, MCSP, HCPC
Caroline joined the team in 2016 and now does two days a week seeing canine clients, equine clients and doing rider assessments. Caroline graduated in 2012 with an Honours degree in Physiotherapy and has been working in the NHS since with a special interest in rehabilitation. Caroline has become a specialist Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist and continues to carry out this role alongside her veterinary physiotherapist work.
Caroline went on to train to specialise in animals and gained a PG Dip in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Caroline has a special interest in rehabilitation and specifically post surgery.
Caroline enjoys riding her pony and is a dance instructor so keeps herself busy when away from work.
Caroline is a member of the Health Care Professions Council, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. Caroline has full Professional Liability Insurance to practice on both animals and humans.
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Sophie Waymouth - Administrator
Sophie heads up the administration support to both Caroline and Nicky. She deals with all the appointment booking and diary management. Sophie competes and trains with her two agility dogs.
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Delivering specialised Physiotherapy care
to horses and dogs in the South West of England