Etti Cook

Elite Physiotherapy is run by physiotherapist Etti Cook.

Etti has a Bsc (Hons) in Human Physiotherapy from University of East Anglia and a Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy from The Royal Veterinary College. 

This entitles her to be a Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) and work as a Categor "A" member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (see links).

These two governing bodies work to ensure that all Chartered Physiotherapists work to a high level of skill and continue to improve their standards of patient care throughout their careers by keeping up to date with current research and educational courses.

Most insurance companies recognize these governing bodies and will pay for treatment by a Physiotherapist registered with MCSP or ACPAT.

Etti worked for Leicester General Hospital for 5 years working her way up to Senior Physiotherapist in Orthopaedics and Outpatients. Then she worked as a Senior Musculoskeletal Outpatients Physiotherapist at Fitzwilliam Hospital a Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital in Peterborough until April 2011 treating sporting injuries, post operative rehabilitation from all types of joint and spinal surgery, and any other conditions resulting in pain or weakness.

Etti is now fully self-employed treating animals (mainly horses and ponies) out on the road, covering the counties of Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. She is also now treating her Human Physiotherapy clients from her new home in Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire.

Etti’s Animal Experience

Etti has always had a passion for animals and has ridden since she was 3 years old.

She competed in SJ and Eventing through Pony Club and has to date produced 5 of her own Event horses (1 Novice, 2 to Intermediate and 2 to Advanced level).

She has one very special horse at the moment called Culteeb (‘Kenny’). In 2011 he won Highclere Intermediate, was 12th in the CCI** at Houghton and completed his first advanced at Little Downham. He will be aimed at more intermediates and possibly Blenheim CCI*** in 2012.

Etti has plenty of fun in the winter hunting her 20yo ex-eventer Bilbo mainly with the Fitzwilliam and a few visiting days in the gorgeous Leicestershire country with the Quorn, Belvoir, Fernie and Cottesmore.

Etti’s also has friends competing in endurance, racing and point-to-pointing, and a professional polo player as a sister! This in depth knowledge of horses working in many different disciplines enables Etti to better understand the stresses put on their musculoskeletal systems and how we can limit the impact of these through physiotherapy treatment.