Bridget Bazell (Nee Firth) grew up in a small village in Buckinghamshire and has been surrounded by horses all of her life. She studied Physiotherapy at the University Birmingham, graduating in 2005 and subsequently completed junior rotations in Hertfordshire NHS PCT and then senior rotations at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London.
During her time at Imperial, Bridget also successfully published research in Kinesiotape in Achilles tendinopathy . In 2009 Bridget started her MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College and in late 2010 left her NHS role to work in private practice and complete her MSc thesis on inertial sensors.
After graduating from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011 with merit, Bridget joined the practice of Anna Johnson and Associates www.annajohnson.co.uk. Since then, Bridget has enjoyed treating a range of horses from happy hackers up to those competing on the international circuit in a variety of disciplines. She has also worked at major events including Badminton, Burghley and Blenheim horse trials along with travelling to work at Luhmuhlen CCI4* in Germany and Pau CCI4* in France.
During the past seven years Bridget has also continued her ‘Human’ physiotherapy work spending over two years at the prestigious King Edward VII Hospital near Harley Street. Additionally, Bridget has completed post-graduate training in Pilates, acupuncture, chronic pain management, neural mobilisation, and hydrotherapy. She now works part-time for Nuffield Health as one of four national physiotherapy triage team leaders, supporting a team of over 150 physiotherapists.
Bridget moved to Wiltshire in 2015 and in early 2017 decided to set up Bridget Bazell Physiotherapy to bring her expertise to her now local area. She also continues to work part-time for Anna Johnson & Associates and also for Nuffield Health.