About Kirsty

Kirsty Rawden owns and runs Kirsty Rawden Veterinary Physiotherapy. In 2013 Kirsty gained a BSc Hons in Bioveterinary Science with First Class Honours from the University of Lincoln. She also received an award for her dissertation 'Kinematic analysis of the equine metacarpophalangeal joint in trot: the effect of three different surfaces '. From this she went straight on to study her Post graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University where she graduated in July 2015. Ever the student, Kirsty has undertaken yearly CPD  gaining  further knowledge in the areas of behaviour, nutrition, Saddle, bit and bridle fit, foot balance, dissection, training, groundwork and alternative therapy techniques. Most recently Kirsty has undertaken an intensive course in nerve release and can now offer that amongst her services.  Kirsty also sits as an executive member of the board for the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).Kirsty is a keen horse rider, starting in the saddle when she was just three, she has over 28 years experience around horses. She has worked in a variety of fields to include riding schools, livery, hunt and race yards. She has also successfully competed on the local circuits. Kirsty has a keen interest in training young horses, backing and bringing on her own horse Elmo from scratch. She follows natural horsemanship methods and takes a keen interest in natural behaviour and nutrition with the ethos of 'less is more'. The experience and knowledge gained throughout her career has given Kirsty an in depth understanding of the requirements of horses and the demands of equestrian sports. inevitably she has seen a vast range of conditions and strives to find the root cause of issues presented to her. Dogs have also formed a large part of Kirsty's life and she has a particular love for gundogs having owned pointers, springers and now a working cocker called Bramble. Kirsty has also completed her clinical educators course and is now able to be part of the teaching of the profession within the universities.