ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapists
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All physiotherapists are members of ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Animal Therapy). This means we all have undergraduate degrees in Human Physiotherapy, worked within the human field and then have undertaken a post graduate diploma or Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy. We are fully registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC), Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and individually we all carry professional liability insurance.  This extensive list of regulating bodies ensures that safe, high quality and current evidenced based assessments and treatments are utilised when we are treating your animals.


Kat Clarke Physiotherapy comprises of a small team of animal physiotherapists treating horses, dogs and other small animals. We travel within our local community of Bristol, South Gloucestershire & Bath Region, to treat horses and dogs in their own homes. We are also clinic based for canine appointments working at the Animal Rehab Clinic near Westerleigh, Bristol. The clinic also offers excellent hydrotherapy facilities, skilled hydrotherapists and a chronic pain vet led service - 


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Kat Clarke

BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC, MSc (Vet Phys.) ACPAT CAT A


Kat has been a human physio since 2007, she now works within private practice as a specialist in neurological paediatrics. Working in the human field has given Kat many transferrable skills to enhance her animal practice, including anatomy knowledge, detailed objective assessments and strong clinical reasoning. 


Kat qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2015; creating Kat Clarke Physiotherapy.  She completed her Masters project, with distinction, in Canine Rehabilitation techniques. Since qualifying Kat has built a wealth of experience within the equine field, treating all levels of competitive horses, from 5* eventers to retired field ponies!  She has been lucky to work at a small animal referral centre, seeing very acute injury and post operative orthopaedic & neurological cases.  Kat has developed a keen interest in neurological cases due to similarities in assessment & treatment in her human specialty. In addition to rehabilitation, Kat specialises in sporting dogs & performance enhancement; agility began as a casual hobby her collie cross Fly & has become a passion for both of them!

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Alex Hallett

BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC, PGDip (Vet Phys.) ACPAT CAT A, RAMP


Alex qualified as a human Physiotherapist in 2006 and continues to work in the NHS as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and within hydrotherapy services. Since qualifying as a veterinary physiotherapist she has worked in a small animal referral hospital (treating both inpatients and outpatients) providing hydrotherapy as part of the rehabilitation programme and explored the local countryside treating a wide range of equine patients. 


Alex has a keen interest in preventative medicine and prehabilitation (in both her human and animal work!). Aiming to prevent an impact on quality of life and preparing those who need surgical intervention to have the best possible outcome.

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Emily Last

BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC, PGDip (Vet Phys.) ACPAT CAT A


Emily qualified in human Physiotherapy in 2018; she continues to work in the NHS, working within elderly care and rehabilitation since graduating. Always having the intention of working with animals, Emily studied alongside her Undergraduate degree to become a Canine Hydrotherapist and qualified in 2016. Emily has worked as a Canine Hydrotherapist whilst further studying to expand her skills in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Her time as a hydrotherapist has enabled her to develop a great eye for canine biomechanics, a sensitive approach in her handling and experience working with a wide variety of breeds & personalities. Emily went on to graduate from Hartpury University 2020 with a PGDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy. 


Emily is passionate about treating dogs, but will eagerly treat any animal, and it is her life goal to treat an alpaca!  Emily spends most of her spare time with her lurcher, Wiggles & two rabbits, Perla and Suzy. You will often find her mooching in the countryside or snuggled with a good book.

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Sophie Hughes

BSc(Hons), MCSP, HPC, PGDip (Vet Phys.) ACPAT CAT A


Sophie completed her human physiotherapy degree in 2014. Working in South Wales, Sophie completed all her core human physiotherapy rotations then specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. With a huge love of animals, Sophie undertook the Veterinary Physiotherapy Masters programme at Hartpury.  Sophie faced a challenging final year, completing her degree with distinction during time of re-deployment to assist with the pandemic for respiratory physiotherapy in intensive care. Whilst also working for Kat Clarke Physiotherapy, Sophie is continuing to work for the NHS as a First Contact Practitioner.


Around training and working, Sophie has three horses, two of which she brought on from weanlings.  Sophie also owns a Staffie called Maud who enjoys cani-cross, man-trailing and scent work.  Sophie can usually be found in the Welsh countryside somewhere either on horseback or "running" with Maud. Keep your eyes peeled, or you might miss her!


Chartered Physiotherapists use thorough assessments and biomechanical analysis to treat or rehabilitate following surgery, injury, illness or to maintain and enhance sporting performance.
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  • Management of chronic conditions, e.g. Osteoarthritis

  • Treatment & rehabilitation of Soft tissue injuries

  • Conservative management of Orthopaedic Conditions e.g. Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Cruciate Disease

  • Management of Neurological cases e.g. Intervertebral Disc Disease, Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Post Operative Rehabilitation; Orthopaedic e.g. TPLO, Lateral Suture, FHNE

  • Neurological conditions or post surgery e.g. Hemilaminectomy

  • Performance enhancement / Discipline specific Strength & Conditioning / MOT sessions for our Sporting Animals

  • Lifestyle / Weight Management Programmes

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  • Hands on techniques - massage / soft tissue release / joint mobilisations / sensory techniques

  • Electrotherapy - pulsed electromagnetic energy / low level laser / light therapy / muscle stim or TENs

  • Exercise programmes - range of movement / stretches / strength and proprioception

  • Static postures, gait re-education and proprioception work

  • Endurance and stamina training 

  • Advice & education

  • Orthotic advice and application

  • Referral to hydrotherapy / Liaison with other professionals.

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If you are currently claiming on insurance it is likely you will be able to claim for Physiotherapy, we 
will provide invoices for you to claim the money back.
We are unable to accept insurance direct payment.


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*Travel map indicative only, for true mileage costs routes will be checked on Google Maps

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Initial assessments include vet liaison prior to appointment, tailored exercise sheet and assessment report to vet

Appointments last for around 1 hour

*30 minutes max, no hands on / rehab needs



Please contact for prices for multi bookings (3 or over in same location) or if animal in charity care.
As part of the Veterinary Surgeons Act, there must be approval from your Vet prior to any assessment or treatment, therefore they will be contacted prior to your appointment.
If you would like your animal treated in their own home please refer to below travel charges. To avoid travel charges book an appointment at Animal Rehab Clinic – Wapley Riding Stables, Wapley Hill, Westerleigh, Bristol, BS37 8RJ
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Kat Clarke Physiotherapy are able to offer education sessions / presentations and practical experience for owners and other animal professionals including veterinary nurses. Kat is able to provide presentations on a wide range of topics and will design a bespoke session to meet your training needs and be appropriate for the target audience. During Coronavirus pandemic these education sessions can be transferred to online courses via Zoom rather than face to face contact.

Please contact us with details of the training or education you require and the target audience for the training so we may further discuss costs.


Kat is also insured to take on ACPAT Physiotherapy students and is on the University of Liverpool and Hartpury College (UWE) educator list. 

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