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Fat 2 Fit Pets is owned and run by Charlotte Steed. She graduated with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy in 1994 from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. She went on to follow her passion and graduated with a Masters in Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy) in 2005 from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Charlotte is a human physiotherapist with many years of experience exercising people with chronic and often life-threatening conditions. She is also an experienced animal physiotherapist, making her uniquely qualified to assist in providing safe, effective advice to increase activity in both pets and their owners.
As a human physiotherapist Charlotte has a passion for chronic disease self management and has in recent years worked in community positions keeping people with diabetes, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and heart failure out of hospital by educating them on how to better manage their conditions with regards to exercise. She believes that people often just need to be shown what to do, and get to experience it. That way, they can really understand and feel that it is not as hard or time-consuming as they might think. Taking the first step of deciding to do something positive for their health is the hardest step to take. This would be true of helping your pet.
As an animal physiotherapist Charlotte has observed the same trend of increasing weight with decreased activity, and the health problems this causes in animals. She believes that even a small amount of weight loss, or just an increase in exercise, can often make all the difference. The trouble is that the owners may also be struggling with exercise due to their own conditions and limitations. Pet owners really do want the best for their pets and are often unsure where to start as they are afraid of doing any harm. They may just need a little help to get started and get on the right track. Charlotte lives in Gelorup, Western Australia with her husband, two children and numerous animals. She practises as a human physiotherapist in the public sector part-time and also treats animals through her private practice, Topline Physiotherapy.