BSc, NZPT, CCRT, NZAVPA
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
NZ Board Certified Physiotherapist
Elena obtained a human physiotherapy degree at The Ohio State University in the USA. She previously owned PhysiotherapyNZ Ltd in Christchurch which comprised multiple human physiotherapy private practices.
Elena went on to study at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in the USA and then became an instructor on the CRI course in the USA and Australia. Elena is the Secretary of the New Zealand Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy Association,
Elena loves to share her skills and knowledge and runs rehabilitation courses for vets and nurses around the world.
Elena is passionate about philanthropy and has a clinic in Spain within a rescue sanctuary for Galgos (Spanish Greyhounds). Closer to home, Elena co-founded Street Tails which helps provide basic veterinary care, physio treatments, grooming and distribution of food, jackets and bedding for homeless people’s dogs in Christchurch.
Elena has an ex-racing Greyhound, a 24-year-old tabby cat and a rescued Chihuahua/Foxy cross. Elena loves walking her dogs, mountain biking, yoga, skiing, dirt biking and reading.