Welcome to Chiltern Vet Physio run by Dr Tracy Crook…
Chartered Physiotherapist, Veterinary Physiotherapist & Advanced Equipilates Biomechanics Trainer
Tracy is based in Holmer Green, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Physiotherapy, rehabilitation,remedial exercise and Equipilates is provided for clients and their animals across the Greater London Area, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Areas frequently visited include High Wycombe, Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, the Chalfonts, Maidenhead, Seer Green, Slough Watford &Wendover.
Tracy prefers to see Horses & Small Animals in their own environment where they are more relaxed.
As an ACPAT Cat A Physiotherapist and a member of RAMP Tracy is recognised by all Major Veterinary Insurance Companies and Veterinarians
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I cannot thank Tracy enough – for visiting us at home for Tigger’s physiotherapy, for the thorough and knowledgeable treatment itself, and her kindness shown to us both throughout. I would never hesitate to recommend Tracy to treat your pet, big or small.
Tracy Crook gave us the confidence in rehabilitating our cocker spaniel, Honey after spinal surgery for a ruptured disc. Tracy is friendly, confident and reassuring. She showed us lots of ways in which we could work together to get Honey back on her feet. Our lovely family dog is now well on the way to getting back to normal and getting stronger every day. Many thanks Tracy
When our 8 year old Hungarian Vizsla, Toby, started limping last summer, we tried the usual anti-inflammatory drugs and then x-ray to rule out arthritis but Toby was still hobbling. Our vet referred us to Tracy and she advised us on an exercise plan including controlled exercise, up and down hills, on different terrain and keeping his toe nails short (easier said than done!) and ice after vigorous activities, he responded well and recovered quickly.
After a week in the Borders for shoot over days in October, our younger dog, Oscar 6 years, returned limping. We immediately got Tracy on the case and Oscar was found to have right bicep tendonitis. The regime for him was far tougher than for Toby and started with 10 mins walking on the lead twice a day, which for a big, bouncy dog is not much. Tracy visited often to use laser therapy and advised swimming as a non- weight bearing exercise. On Tracy’s recommendation, I booked Oscar in at Doggy Dips in Sonning Common and he had several sessions while unable to walk far at all. Gradually we increased the lead walks up to an hour twice a day, and then started letting him off the lead for small amounts of time and then built that up…and now 7 months later we are back to normal walking off the lead.
Tracy was great with both dogs, which have very different temperaments, and both made a full recovery (still keeping my fingers crossed!). We had a pony with a tendon injury a few years ago and I can say the dog was the easier patient by a huge margin. If I was still riding, I would definitely be trying Tracy’s Pilates for Riders lessons. Thank you Tracy!
Tracy was recommended to us by our vet when our 12 year old Golden Retriever had problems with mobility in her back legs. Tracy was great with Fudge and us explaining everything. She came to our home to assess what alterations we might need to make to help Fudge and because she was so relaxed and friendly Fudge responded really well to Tracy. Tracy showed us how to massage Fudge and followed everything up after her visit with a very detailed email the same day. On her follow up visit it was amazing how much the exercises had helped Fudge’s mobility.
We would recommend Tracy to any pet owner wanting to help their animals.
Tracy was recommended to me by my vet when my mare Goldie needed rehabilitation after a near fatal impalement injury. She was left with a very weak shoulder and significant muscle wastage. Tracy worked really hard with both of us – and taught me how to continue the therapy between visits. With Tracy’s help in just a few weeks, there was a visible improvement in Goldie’s shoulder. Throughout the treatment, Tracy explained everything so clearly, giving me the confidence to help my girl. I can’t thank her enough.
Tracy has done a fantastic job helping my horse, who suffers from kissing spine and other ailments. My horse always seems to feel better after her treatments and she gives a very clear and comprehensive work programme for him, whilst working closely with his vets and the other professionals involved with his care. She’s very professional and maintains high standards, always having the horse’s best interests at heart. Tracy is excellent at considering a horse’s health from many different angles and giving owners helpful advice for the holistic care of their horse. Highly recommended!
I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for Jamie he is truly a changed horse and so much much happier with life than the horse you met a year ago
Tracy was exceptional when I needed advice about my late thoroughbred that had quickly deteriorated and she was so kind and supportive throughout. She also recently checked my 2 year old over and was very thorough and so calm and gentle with him. She’s also helped me with exercises and advice to help my own back problems. She truly is a lovely person with extensive experience and the best client manner and she always takes the time to explain things clearly. I couldn’t recommended her enough to anyone who has physiological worries about their horse, pet or themselves.
Tracy is an exceptional professional who is kind and extremely helpful and sensitive to difficult situations. Having animals herself she always appreciates how precious they are to their owners. I would not hesitate to recommend her
Equipilates/Pilates for Riders
I’ve done Pilates over many years but never like this! The difference she’s made is incredible to how I do everything, especially riding! Tracy has opened new dimensions as to what correct Pilates training can achieve and in a uniquely qualified package! Her eye for detail and exceptional knowledge of human and equine movement, and rider position pitfalls; her personal journey from life changing injury to better-than-ever mobility ; her intelligent and clear direction plus warm humour combine to make every lesson a true masterclass! Tracy’s a walking, bending, stretching living testimony to the power of Pilates. Can’t get enough of it!
Pippa Sands, Flatwork instructor & Dressage Rider
I have been going to Tracy’s Pilates for horse rider’s classes for about 8 months now. Tracy is a fantastic knowledgeable instructor who takes care of individuals, gives specific advice, watches everyone carefully to make sure they’re doing it right, moves bits of you if they are in the wrong place! The class is very relaxed and we have great fun with lots of laughter but it is equally challenging, My core strength and range of movement have both increased considerably which has greatly improved my riding position. Absolutely brilliant!
Jane Walton- Horse Rider
I have been attending Tracy’s Pilates classes for several months and I love the way she teaches. Tracy does not miss any incorrect positions and explains movements and exercises very clearly. Classes are small and personal and are geared towards the rider and to help improve the horses way of going. I have felt the benefit in my posture, and my riding instructor commented on my upper body riding position being much improved. This was illustrated today in my prelim dressage score at my riding club members show when I scored over 76% . My riding instructor and Pilates instructor Tracy deserve credit for the much improved score that I got today. I really look forward to my Pilates evenings and am very disappointed when a course finishes, and cannot wait for the next one to begin
Jo Bourke - Horse Rider
I would highly recommend Tracy Crook for her holistic approach to improving both the rider and the horse: I have had the pleasure of working with her for over two years now and she has a fantastic eye for detail, working with the rider both on the ground as well as on the horse.
Her knowledge and understanding of Biomechanics combined with her Physiotherapy makes her a valuable asset to any rider, whatever their level, who wants to ride at their best, be straight and biomechanically correct so they are able to maximise their horse’s potential. I feel strongly that our horses need us to be the best we can be; we should not burden them, or create issues that effect their way of going and this is very much the guiding principle in Tracy’s approach.
It is quite an eye opener when one has a session with Tracy, as none of us is truly straight, level or equal on both sides. As a coach, I have used her for several of my clients – with current injuries, old injuries and/or fit and healthy riders. Feeling better in themselves after a Biomechanics assessment with useful, constructive exercises to work on, they have also noticed a marked improvement in their horse’s way of going.
Throughout the years that I have known her, Tracy has been approachable and knowledgeable, managing clients with utmost understanding and professionalism.
FBHS, BE Accredited Coach, PC Specialist Coach