Laura Burnham BSc (Hons) Equine Science, MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy, MNAVP
Laura is a fully qualified veterinary physiotherapist and member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists.
Laura graduated from Writtle University College in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Equine Science. During her studies she developed a great interest in animal rehabilitation. She went on to study veterinary physiotherapy at Writtle University College and, in 2018, gained a Postgraduate Diploma and became fully qualified as a veterinary physiotherapist. She then completed an MSc research project entitled: Comparison of the effect of photobiomodulation, H-Wave device stimulation and sham treatment on equine muscle nociception. She was awarded an MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2019.
Laura has been trained in the theory, practice and safe use of low level lasers, with specific reference to equine applications.
"I have assisted with veterinary physiotherapy treatment on Thoroughbred racehorses in training and observed the management and training of horses for many disciplines, as a result of which I have gained invaluable experience of the demands and stresses on the musculoskeletal system of equine athletes and the need for physiotherapy to support the horse in order to remain competition fit.
Having spent time within an equine and small animal veterinary clinic, I have gained invaluable experience of surgical treatment and how physiotherapy can be used effectively pre and post-operatively to reduce pain, enhance tissue healing and optimise the restoration of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal function.
I am passionate about animal health and am enthusiastic to continue my professional development focussing on sport horse performance and canine rehabilitation."
MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Equine Science
The National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists
Laura is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists.
Members of NAVP are required to:
Have qualified via a recognised accredited training programme.
Carry appropriate professional and public liability insurance.
Work closely with veterinarians on cases in accordance with current legislation.
Work within a professional code of conduct and ethics.
Maintain and enhance their skills post-qualification by completing appropriate programmes of CPD annually in order to be able to maintain their membership status.