The Practice

CECP was originally founded in 2005 by Karen Mather (BSc Hons MCSP HPC Reg ACPAT Cat A). The practice provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all animals and human patients, yet specialises in horses. As the demand for chartered physiotherapy skills and specialist knowledge increased, the practice responded and Anna Woods (BSc Hons MCSP HPC Reg ACPAT Cat A) joined the practice in 2011.
CECP was founded in 2005. Karen qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1982 and throughout her career has been involved with the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions, from the acute to chronic, of elite athletes to the elderly. She has worked in both the NHS and the private sector, running a successful human physiotherapy practice. In 2005 Karen completed further studies qualifying as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and has since dedicated all her time to establish the thriving practice that CECP is today. In 2012 Karen was selected to provide equine physiotherapy at the London Olympics. Karen has now retired from clinical practice, yet still consults on complex cases.

Anna qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2009 and went on to complete her post graduate Veterinary Physiotherapy qualifications at the University of the West of England, based at Hartpury College. Throughout this time Anna gained insight into a vast range of different areas of both human and veterinary practice, but her current clinical interests are focused towards equine performance athletes and maintaining the veteran animal.

Karen and Anna have owned horses and dogs for many years and have both competed successfully in their respective equestrian disciplines. During this time they have schooled horses to a high standard and have experience in breaking and training young horses. This aids them in understanding the physical demands the horse and rider place upon each other and how treating and rehabilitating both can maximise their performance potential and success.
Karen and Anna have owned horses and dogs for many years.