Nikki is currently the highest qualified hydrotherapist in Northumberland. She hold a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in hydrotherapy for canine and a Level 3 Certificate in hydrothereapy for small animals. Nikki worked for almost 10 years at Newcastle airport as check-in/aircraft despatcher/cabin crew but wanted a complete career change that included her love for dogs especially working gundogs as she saw the benefits water has on their body after a day out picking up on shoots. Nikki currently has three working cocker spaniels and is aiming for 10 so she has a full set, one in every colour.
Nikki studied at world renowned Hawksmoor hydrotherapy centre in Nuneaton and qualified to the highest level of an official qualification currently on the national framework. Nikki has also studied further to gain additional certificates in Treadmill therapy, Advanced treadmill therapy techniques and Rehabilitation of the stifle joint, cruciate/patella diease and surigical procedures.
Nikki is very passionate about her profession and is keen to promote managment of our elderly patients with a multimodual approach, where hydrotherapy plays a big part in. Nikki takes a keen interest in new current orthopedic procedures and works closely with our orthopedic team to discuss cases. Regular CPD and courses are attended to improve Nikki knowledge that she can pass on to owners to improve the lifes of our beloved pets.
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