• 26 OCT 17
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    Anna Johnson

    MCSP.SRP. Grad Dip Phys.

    Category ‘A’ ACPAT

    Official Physiotherapist to British Equestrian Team 1998 – 2006

    Anna was keen to set up a practice in her ‘home’ area having grown up in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, attending Beaconsfield High School and was a member of the Old Berkeley Hunt South Pony Club.

    Following ‘A’ levels, Anna took a year off, keen to improve her equine skills and knowledge. She was a working pupil for Leslie Law (3 day event rider), spent 6 weeks in Virginia U.S.A. in a show-jumping yard and groomed at the Ascot Park Polo Club. During university holidays she also continued her equine theme grooming (and nannying) for Mark Todd (3 day event rider) and Mark Barry (3 day event rider). She was also a member of the Birmingham University Riding Team.

    Anna qualified from Birmingham University in 1993 and spent post graduate NHS placements in Reading and Birmingham, also specialising in sports injuries working with Mosely RFC (2nd Division) and Warwickshire County Cricket Team. Other ’human’ work includes a period working in The Cavendish Clinic (Harley Street, London), and Bisham Abby Clinic (National Sports Centre, Marlow, Buckinghamshire).

    Following an 18 month training through ACPAT based with Amanda Sutton (MCSP SRP), Anna set up her own practice in May 1997. From 1998 – 2006 Anna was the official physiotherapist to the British Equestrian Team and attended the World Equestrian Games at Rome 1998, Jerez 2002 and Aachan 2006, the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympics and all the Europeans for Dressage and Three Day Eventing in 1999, 2003 and 2005.

    Anna was one of the 3 Veterinary Physiotherapists who attended the 2011 Olympics Test Event in Greenwich. She was part of a large team of Veterinary Surgeons and Farriers, providing an on call service to any of the equine athletes that required attention.

    Anna Johnson co-ordinated and headed a team of fourteen veterinary physiotherapists as part of the host nation’s veterinary services for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. This involved organizing training days, accommodation, equipment, logistics, rostering and helping set up the vet clinic in Greenwich Park, as well as treating horses from all over the world during the games. Anna thoroughly enjoyed the role and experiencing the buzz of London during this fabulous Olympics.

    Anna has competed in British Eventing up to Novice level and British Show- Jumping to Discovery level. Recently she has been given the amazing opportunity to ride and compete Joy Dawe’s Schoolmaster, ‘Deal Clover’ at advanced medium level in Dressage. Anna is married to Grant Chanter ( A BEVA accredited Equine Dental Technician – Tel: 07768 094850). Anna has 2 children and through them is discovering the delight of being a pony club mother.

    Despite all this horsey background, Anna also is passionate about theatre and dance having done ballet and dance as a child and played piano and violin. This musical side was possibly due to her father who was a professional musician (percussion).

    Anna often says she is ‘wasted’ as a physio…………… “after all I could have been Kylie!!!”

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