Inspiring young people at Owlsmoor Primary school

Animal Physiotherapy had a wondeful day inspiring young people at Owlsmoor Primary school.

Owlsmoor Primary School invited us to go and represent Animal Physiotherapists at thier school careers week. The school didn't see why children needed to wait until they hit senior school, to be exposed to the wonderous opportunities thier futures hold.

It was wonderful to be able to inspire young people and help them realise why they want to work so hard at school.

There were some wonderful questions and they seemed very keen (as did many of the teachers).

It was a great day and lovely to see so many eager and well behaved children.

Well done Owlsmoor Primary!

Physiotherapy on the exotic patient CPD

Yesterday we delivered training titled "Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in the exotic patient". CPD is an essential part of staying current and being good at your profession. Many prefessions are obilgated to do a set number of hours to ensure they maintain thier qualification.

So we delivered this CPD to ensure physios are able to feel confident doing physio in the more unusual pets. But this did extend to the less unusual pets. Most physio courses focus on dogs and horses. So we developed this seminar to cover cats, rabbits and other species. 

Following the CPD the delegates were able to see how to look at the body of any specie and assess it. They would know what to look into to descover potential weakness that specie may have, in advance of seeing them. They then learnt how to assess the patient type. This included animals you may not concider good candidates. We can do physio on zoo animals and animals we can't touch. Its more challanging but its not impossible. They finally learnt ways of developing and adapting excercise regimes. 

It was a small group so that we could have some hands on time and not scare our rabbits. We had excellent feedback and it was very well recieved. 

Thank you to The Rabbit Crossing Rescue for providing 3 happy bunny's for the session.

It was held at Bracknell Leisure center which was a lovely venue. Thank you.

It was wonderful to meet so many lovely physios and student physios, keen to work on other patient types.

New Stockist For Puppy Massage DVD – Worcestershire Animal Therapy

New Stockist For the Puppy Massage DVD - Worcestershire Animal Therapy

We have a new stockist for the Puppy Massage DVD, Worcestershire Animal Therapy.

Puppy Massage DVD - 1 year

Puppy Massage DVD

 

They see how important this is for their patients and clients, and see how this will aid

the owners in learning how to massage their dogs. This basic, but thorough massage guide is a strong basis for the therapist to build on for the specific patient requirements.

Worcestershire Animal Therapy is a mobile based company offering Laser therapy treatments. Emily is currently studying as an animal Physiotherapist and so shortly this will also be added to our list of current services. Emily is a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) with years of experience with animals. She is dedicated to improving the lives of all animals but has a specific interest in Arthritis management. Emily also has a certificate in feline medicine and enjoys treating all sorts of species. Janine is an animal nursing assistant that also works alongside with Emily offering Laser therapy. She is dedicated to ensuring all their patients get cuddles and treats!

Worcestershire Animal Therapy has an online shop. They are a team of 3, offering home LASER therapy, Equine massage and other home services like nail clipping.

Worcestershire Animal Therapy

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From Animal Physiotherapy Ltd

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Animal Physiotherapy Ltd

I wish you all a Merry Chritsmas and a Happy New Year from Animal Physiotherapy Ltd

I have had a wonderful 2016.

I organised and hosted the amazing Paws in the Park dog show in Bracknell. I am eternally grateful to the sponsors of the event.

We completed the editing and production of my Puppy Massage DVD and had the official Launch at Paws in the Park. I have seen it go strength to strength, and it is now stocked by 4 companies. I remain proud to have seen it backed by T.V. vet Paul Manktelow and given 5 star reviews by the president of the British Veterinary Nursing Association and the Editor of Dogs Today Magazine.

As this time of year draws in, we remember past patients and loved ones, who will always hold a place in my heart as I can’t help but grow a bond with all of them.

And I have welcomed many new patients to my company. It’s wonderful to meet so many amazing animals with their stories of how they have become debilitated, and then help them to feel better. They all have so much inner strength and passion to get better. I have to of course, also praise the wonderful parents of these patient’s, who work so hard to make sure they are doing all they can for their loved ones.

I am soon to be entering my 12th year of running Animal physiotherapy Ltd, and it never gets old. My patients and clients are always a delight and the success stories will always warm anyone’s heart.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of our story of 2016.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and have a wonderful 2017.

From Animal Physiotherapy Ltd

Donna Wills MD

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Article in the VN Times! Crowd Funding Accomplishment; a DVD case study

Article in the VN Times! Crowd Funding Accomplishment; and DVD case study

We are so pleased to see an article in the VN Times! Crowd Funding Accomplishment; and DVD case study about our story.

They very kindly help space for this story, and its now in print for the world to see.

vn times article

vn times article

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Here is the article before it went to the VN Times.

The Puppy Massage DVD

By Donna Wills PGC A Phys, RVN, MIAAT, MASSVAP

 

Just over 1 year ago I started a crowd funded project through Kickstarter to raise funds to film my Puppy Massage DVD. 16 months and a lot of hard work later, after a successful campaign, it’s here!

In April 2015 I wrote an article telling everyone about my crowd funding, and what a wonderful way it is to raise funds to bring your own idea to life. I am pleased to say my campaign was a huge success and 45 days later I raised 134% of the goal I had set. My backers came from far and wide. One was from Japan, two from California, many were clients of mine, and some were past colleagues and employers. I was amazed to see the people found my project to fund from overseas and that I had never met these people before. I had many veterinary professionals and animal physiotherapists back me too which all helped fuel my confidence that this DVD was a great idea. So now I had to fulfil my dream of filming the Puppy Massage DVD and getting the Backer rewards to my Kickstarter funders.

The Puppy Massage DVD helps teach owners how to massage their own dog at home in a safe, step-by-step way. It gives them the tools to confidently deliver massage all over the dog ensuring the puppy grows up to be confident with all over body handling. This makes visits to the vet a more positive experience. It also gets the dog ready for the future as they may need a manual therapy, and this way they will be used to this type of handling and the owner will have some basic skills that the musculoskeletal therapist can build on for home therapy plans. There is also the added bonus of the strong bond that touch and massage can help strengthen. We of course already know all the physical benefits of massage like endorphin release, increased circulation and movement of toxin build up.

It was quite a journey and I had to learn a lot about film recording and production along the way. I had many plans in place but I soon learnt that a plan in my head was very much more difficult in real life. But I got through each challenge in turn. We found a beautiful location for filming, which was private so we had lots of time. One of my backers let me use her beloved Moremma puppy as the star, but as we all know from our work, they often don’t want to do as they are told when you need them to! Many hours later we had our footage. We then had to spend hours recording the voiceover for the film. My editor, Adrian Hamilton, then spent many hours putting it all together, and I had to sit there for many evenings too, to get it all correct. It was a big challenge as he hadn’t edited a film like this before.

Then the artwork had to be done and finally the proof checks and the big order. I was amazed to find that although I thought I had ordered my DVDs from the UK, they actually came from the official Sony production factory in Austria. My enormous palette of DVDs arrived on my doorstep just 9 days before my official launch. Scarily close timing.

Whilst all this DVD production was going on I also had to organise a launch event. No product can go without one. I teamed up with my local council, Bracknell Forest and Bracknell Town Council, as they had lost funding for their annual dog show, and so I made the annual “Paws in the Park” show the official launch of my Puppy Massage DVD too.

Organising a dog show and a DVD launch event was a big job, but with lots of reward on the big day. The show and DVD launch was on 20th August in Braybrooke Recreational Ground, Bracknell. I had so much support I still can’t believe it.

The Bracknell Town Mayor Ash Merry came and was a huge support, she was joined by both the deputy Mayor Clive Harrison and The Borough Mayor of Bracknell Forest Tony Virgo.

BBC Radio Berkshire’s Sue Kinnear did her live broadcast from the show. It was wonderful to have the information about the benefits of the Puppy Massage DVD broadcast live across Berkshire.

Channel 4’s Bentley the ChiWOWhua famous from “First Dates” joined us and Immy, the Puppy Massage DVD star. Immy was now considerably larger than last year so she needed a bandanna to point her out!

We even had an international circus act “Chimney Sweeps” from Circle of Two. It was amazing to have so much volunteered support for my show and my DVD.

The official launch was at 12pm and it was important to me that it had a lovely Hollywood feel with a dog twist. So I did a premier viewing. I had an astroturf carpet with daisies on, white picket fencing and lots of posters on the walls. We even had 1000 packs of Pup-corn given out by my two lovely friends working as promotion girls. This was for all the dogs who came to view the premier, though I think many owners were actually eating it.

The dog show was a roaring success and the local council were proud of the turnout of about 2000 visitors. This was impressive since the weather was dreadful and many people had to abandon their event shelters and gazeebo’s as the wind was making them fly away. Luckily the rain doesn’t hold a dog owner back.

It was a proud moment to see my dream finally come to delivery. It was wonderful to have this successful project available to the public. This was a momentous thing for everyone involved. Over the months so many people have been giving their support or this project, that it finally felt like I could say a proper thank you!

T.V. Vet Paul Manktelow had watched he DVD and supported it and even put his face on the cover. He said “learning to massage your puppy helps to create a strong loving bond and creates confidence with being handled by you, your vet, therapist or groomer”. The President of the BVNA, Samantha Morgan had given a 5-star review and said “Donna explains each technique very clearly and shows how spending time with your puppy performing massage can be both therapeutic to dog and owner alike, these techniques will greatly improve the overall well-being of your puppy". The DVD also had a 5-star review from the editor of Dogs Today magazine, Beverly Cuddy who said “Every dog wants their owner to watch this! If only every puppy could grow up loving a human's touch. Donna teaches you how to get even closer to your best friend than ever before." It was of course wonderful to be able to show the backers what they helped create.

This journey of funding, creation, production, marketing and the launch event has taught me a lot. But it has been great fun. It’s wonderful to see that there are ways to reach your goal, whatever it may be. I now have a product to sell that reflects my business and I know how well supported it is. I would recommend to anyone who has an idea, no matter how big or small. Have a go at making it happen! There are people out there who will want to support you too. I thank everyone of mine.

For the Puppy Massage DVD, the marketing and sales chapter begins. I have made some sales already and I have one registered stockist. If you want to stock the Puppy Massage DVD for your clients, then get in touch. donna@animalphysiotherapy.org.uk or find more information and the trailer at www.animalphysiotherapy.org.uk/puppy-massage-dvd.

 

 

 

Paws in the Park in the Paper!

Paws in the Park in the Paper!

We are so pleased to share that Paws Paws in the Park got in the Paper!

Paws in the Park in the Paper

Bracknell News

Local Newspaper Bracknell News Printed the story about Paws in the Park and the Puppy Massage DVD Launch in the 25th August 2016 edition. We are so pleased about the media coverage we have had for this event, with BBC Radio Berkshire also broadcasting from the event. What a wonderful day it was for all who came and joined the festivities.

There is a great write up about the event, and a lovely photo with Duncan Yeardley, who were major sponsors of this community event.

Thank you Bracknell News!

The Puppy Massage DVD – Buy it Now with ease!

The Puppy Massage DVD - Buy it Now with ease!

Puppy Massage DVD - Buy now with ease

Puppy Massage DVD

The Puppy Massage DVD is now easy to buy! We have got easy Pay pal buttons on our website pages so you can see all the information you want, about the DVD and then click the "Buy Now" button to safely and quickly buy online.

We can deliver worldwide, so click the button for either UK or Worldwide delivery.

The Puppy Massage DVD will make a great gift for any dog owner.

Click here to buy your copy and have it posted to a UK address (£10 plus £1.30 P&P)

Click Here to buy your copy and have it posted to anywhere else in the world (£10 plus £5 P&P)


Paws in the Park Show Program and BBC Radio Berkshire as joining us!

Paws in the Park Show Program and BBC Radio Berkshire as joining us!

Here is the line up for the day, Paws in the Park Show Program and BBC Radio Berkshire as also joining us for our fun doggy festivities! Its all so exciting!

show program 2016

We are so excited to have so much support for this non-profit community event, that is raising valuable funds for the charities on the day. All businesses have pledged to give 10% of takings on the day to the charity pot, so its a good opportunity to stock up on everything you need.

So come along

11-3.30. Braybrooke Recreational Ground,  Makepiece Road, Bracknell, RG42 2HG, this Saturday.

Meet Bentley the ChiWOWhua, Immy the puppy massage Star, and circle of two

BBC

Puppy Massage DVD. Release date 20th August 2016

international circus act.

The show will be opened by Mayor Ash Merry and she will also be judging a competition. This show is in great demand Mayor Tony Virgo, Borough Mayor is also joining us.

This fun filled family event is a fun dog show with lots to see and do. Including fun competitions, have-a-go agility and temptation alley! Win rossettes, have a go at the competitions at the stands, for lots more amazing prizes. We have had amazing donations from many businesses including a hamper form Broadreach Nature+ worth £45, a planted flower arrangement, worth £30 from Oakfield garden center, £30 vouchers for Frankie & Benny’s!

There are also displays from My Dog’s Den and Click-2-heel and a book reading at the Dodger dog stand!

Follow our facebook pages for further information, and see who else is there on the big day!

And of course, the World Premier of the Puppy Massage DVD! With FREE Pupcorn!

See you there! 11am, 20th August 2016.

Major Sponsor of Paws in the Park 2016

Major Sponsor of Paws in the Park 2016

Event Sponsored by Duncan Yeardley, local family run estate agents.

First sale of Puppy Massage DVD in Portugal!

First sale of Puppy Massage DVD in Portugal!

Portugal means its officially gone global, with the first sale of Puppy Massage DVD in Portugal!

Puppy Massage DVD pre-release order. Release date 20th August 2016

Puppy Massage DVD. Release date 20th August 2016

What a proud moment. We had 2 kickstarter backers in California so we knows its in the USA now, so we are so pleased to have so much demand for the Puppy Massage DVD so far and wide.

We have also had an enquiry about being a stockist, so this will be the first of many.

The puppy massage is well supported as T.V. Vet Paul Manktelow has his picture on the front, and the president of the British veterinary nursing association gave it a 5 star review!

See our other pages for more information on the DVD or just order your copy now! Just £10.

The official release of the DVD is 20th August at Paws in the Park, Braybrooke Recreational Ground, Makepiece Road, Bracknell, RG42 2HG.

11-3.30. Free entry!

Come along and join us at the premier viewing and official launch of "Puppy Massage".

 

The Edward Foundation Joining us at Paws in the Park 2016

The Edward Foundation Joining us at Paws in the Park 2016

We are so pleased to announce that the Edward Foundation Joining us at Paws in the Park 2016.

20th August, 11-3.30, Braybrooke Recreational Ground, Makepiece Road, Bracknell, RG42 2HG.

Free entry, Free parking, Free Goody Bag, Free Pupcorn and the launch and premier viewing of the Puppy Massage DVD!

The Edward Foundation is holding a stand. "We help bulldogs at risk, every penny raised, every minute spent with them, every mile driven to get them or take them home is done by our 1st class volunteers who do it for the love of the breed."

 A wonderful and worthy charity to be represented at the show. So come and show your support by joining us all there in just 5 days time! Its this Saturday!

This fun filled family event is a fun dog show with lots to see and do. Including fun competitions, have-a-go agility and temptation alley! Win rossettes, have a go at the competitions at the stands, for lots more amazing prizes. We have had amazing donations from many businesses including a hamper form Broadreach Nature+ worth

Puppy Massage DVD pre-release order. Release date 20th August 2016

Puppy Massage DVD. Release date 20th August 2016

£45, a planted flower arrangement, worth £30 from Oakfield garden centre, gifts from Longacres garden centre, food from Burns Pet food, £30 vouchers for Frankie & Benny’s and loads more!

Follow our facebook pages for further information, and see who else is there on the big day!

There are also displays from My Dog’s Den and Click-2-heel and a book reading at the Dodger dog stand!

And of course, the World Premier of the Puppy Massage DVD! With FREE Pupcorn!

See you there! 11am, 20th August 2016.

Major Sponsor of Paws in the Park 2016

Major Sponsor of Paws in the Park 2016

Event Sponcored by Duncan Yeardley, local family run estate agents.