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What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy uses physical methods, such as mobilisation, massage, exercise, ultrasound, laser, and hot and cold therapies to promote healing and restore function. In addition physiotherapy can be used to improve athletic performance by enhancing balance, co-ordination and muscle control of both the horse and rider.

Why use a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist?

All Chartered Physiotherapists are qualified human physiotherapists who have chosen to undertake further training in Veterinary Physiotherapy. They are graduates of the Royal Veterinary College and hold either an MSc or Post Graduate Diploma in  
Veterinary Physiotherapy.

They work only with Veterinary Referral and communicate directly with the Veterinary team to ensure the best possible care for your animal.

They adhere to strict codes of Clinical Practice and are regulated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).

They are covered by Professional and Public Liability Insurance.

Why use Chiltern Veterinary Physiotherapy (CVP)?

Tracy Crook the founding member of CVP is an expert in the field of Equine Biomechanics and is one of the leading authorities on muscle function in the horse. As the Program Director for the MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy (2002-2011) at the Royal Veterinary College and Liverpool University Veterinary School (2012-Date) Tracy has been instrumental in the training of the majority of qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists in the UK and abroad.

As the Research Officer for ACPAT she is committed to promoting evidence based best practice.

Veterinary Physiotherapist for Chiltern Equine Clinic and Crossroads Veterinary Practice

Consultant Veterinary Physiotherapist for  the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy Programme at the Royal Veterinary College and Liverpool Veterinary School


Chiltern Equine Clinic, Crossroads Veterinary Practice

Liverpool Veterinary School CPD