About Lesley

  • Lesley has over 20 years experience working with animals in a variety of fields, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy and is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists.  Read more

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Telephone: 07951 604728 


Lesley Williamson
BSc Hons PgDip Vet Phys MNAVP
Lesley@Northwestvetphysio.com


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Veterinary Physiotherapist based in Cheshire


I am a fully qualified and insured veterinary physiotherapist based in Cheshire and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists whose requirement for continuing professional development ensures skills and knowledge are kept up to date with the latest research in this developing field. I hold an Honours degree in Equine Science from the Royal Agricultural University and an Honours Degree in Animal Management, Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Chester. I have completed a 2 year Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University where I am currently completing a research project to gain an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy.

I have over twenty years’ professional experience working with animals in a variety of fields. I am also a member of the British Horse Society instructors register with a keen interest in both equine and canine performance and welfare. I have worked with horses, dogs, cats, farm animals, wildlife and exotics and am happy to treat all species. My leisure time is spent enjoying my own horses with a particular interest in dressage.

Why Physiotherapy Can Help

Painful or weak tissue can prevent normal movement which in turn results in uneven weight distribution and compensation of movement, creating secondary stress, pain and discomfort – a vicious circle.

Physiotherapy can play a major role in keeping animals free from pain and injury and able to maintain a happy, healthy and active life.


Treatments


  • Manual therapies including deep tissue and light touch massage, stretching, myofascial release and trigger point massage to help relieve muscle spasm and pain and increase mobility and proprioception. 
  • Thermotherapy to reduce pain and inflammation and increase healing. 
  • Electrotherapies including pulsed magnetic therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, phototherapy and muscle stimulation working at a cellular level to aid healing and quality of tissue repair.


  • Individually tailored remedial exercise programmes to aid recovery and return to normal movement, strength and mobility or to simply increase strength and teach correct movement.
  • Non- pharmacological pain relief.