Chartered Physiotherapists working with Animals

Chartered physiotherapist’s are members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) having undertaken a degree in physiotherapy. To become a Veterinary Physiotherapist they then need to undertake training through the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) or complete a Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College.

Having completed training with veterinarians the veterinary physiotherapist is in a unique position to work closely with veterinarians to ensure correct diagnosis is made and treatment is effective.  A Veterinary physiotherapist will always gain consent or referral from the animal’s veterinary practice before assessing an animal. The physiotherapist will also liaise with farriers, saddlers, behaviourists, trainers and not least the rider and owner to ensure the best possible treatment and outcome is achieved.
To maintain memberships with their professional bodies the CSP, HPC and ACPAT all members must participate in Continuing Professional Development and adhere to the Societies regulations and standards of practice. This ensures the highest quality of care and practice to patients.
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All chartered physiotherapists have insurance through their professional body plus, professional and public liability insurance in the treatment of animals as a Category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).

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