Lynsey Summers MSc, BSc (Hons), MCSP, HCPC, ACPAT A
After graduating from Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy in 2002, I went travelling and then worked for many years for the NHS, in Foundation and Community Hospitals, Consultant Clinics and GP Surgeries. During this time, I gained extensive knowledge and skills in rehabilitation, working in numerous medical specialties including orthopaedics and trauma, neurology, respiratory, paediatrics, hydrotherapy, gym rehab, elderly care and musculoskeletal outpatients, enabling me to draw from a multifaceted experience and therapy base. I have been involved in training and teaching of students, junior staff and fellow medical professionals, exchanging knowledge and understanding of my own profession and related fields to achieve best outcomes for clients. During this period, I specialised my musculoskeletal skills and developed a special interest in specific soft tissue therapies and myofascial release. I pride myself on rehabilitating clients with a holistic management and treatment approach derived from thorough and comprehensive assessment. After many requests for private treatment and a desire to provide excellent care, I started my own private physiotherapy service – Touch Physio.
After a number of years in the private sector, growing the business, I was able to pursue a life-long passion and career goal to work with, rehabilitate and improve the welfare of animals, both large and small, by studying for a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury College, Gloucester; part of the University of the West of England, Bristol. During my training, I was fortunate to work with excellent, highly skilled professionals (including some of our Team GB Animal Physiotherapists) and highest level educators, giving me the opportunity to work with both recreational and elite clients in various disciplines, species specialities and environments from Grand Prix dressage horses and Four Star eventers, to working/agility dogs and companion animals of all shapes and sizes. I was able to work in veterinary hospitals and practices, canine rehabilitation and hydrotherapy centres; as well as mobile services visiting Yards and Farms throughout the Country. As a lifelong animal lover and owner of both horses, dogs and numerous small animals, when not at work, I can be found in the company of our four legged and wild friends out and about in the beautiful South West Berkshire and North Hampshire countryside.