About CDC Animal Therapy
This is Kat’s story
Jackson started limping after a daily run in sand dunes. After several visits at the vet and X-Rays, he was diagnosed with progressive arthritis in his right wrist in 2017 and was most likely developing the same condition in his left wrist.
After different sets of medication and more rest (which Jackson doesn’t like as he is left behind and not allowed to join walks), it was time for a different approach.
The orthopaedic specialist recommended physiotherapy for Jackson. After a long research of possible options for canine physiotherapy in Dublin, Kat got qualified in Canine Sports Massage in January 2018 at The College of Animal Physiotherapy in the UK and already during the course started treating Jackson (he was Kat’s first practice/ homework patient).
Kat is a proud mother of 3 beautiful dogs- Bud, Eli and Jackson
This is Kat’s big boy Jackson (aka Mr J) – the reason why and how it all started
She then decided to continue in this career path and is currently progressing her education with Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy at the same college.
Her dream and vision, is to build an animal rehabilitation center in Dublin, including underwater treadmill and hydrotherapy pool as well as space allowing for different exercise and techniques.
Kat has always felt the need to help animals and one of her childhood dreams was to become a vet. She has been volunteering in Dogs Aid Animal Sanctuary based in Dublin since 2016 and is a supporter of WAG (Working Animal Guardians foster based dog rescue).
Kat has undertaken the following CPDs (Continuous Professional Development are learning activities which professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities):
An Introduction to Muscle Testing to Assess for Energy Imbalances for Use in Animal Practice (June 2020)
Canine Neurology (June 2020)
Canine Therapeutic Exercises (May 2020)
Canine and Equine stretches and mobilization (May 2020)