Kat is an animal Physiotherapist treating horses, dogs and other small animals in their own environment, travelling to Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire areas. Kat is also available for canine clinic appointments at Animal Rehabilitation Clinic, Westerleigh, Bristol. Kat qualified as a Veterinary Physiotherapist in 2015 and completed her Masters project, with distinction, in Canine Rehabilitation techniques. Kat is also a human physiotherapist and qualified in 2007. She worked in a variety of NHS roles rotating through musculoskeletal, respiratory and neurological areas. Working in the human field gave Kat many transferrable skills to enhance her animal practice, including anatomy knowledge, detailed objective assessments and strong clinical reasoning. Kat maintains her human skills through private practice, specialising in Neurological Paediatrics.
Kat is fully registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC), a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), is registered with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapy in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) as a Category A member and carries professional liability insurance. This extensive list of regulating bodies ensures that safe, high quality and up to date evidence is utilised when treating your animals.
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Kat has a love and passion for working with and being around animals. Kat has always had family dogs and worked with horses as a teenager, she spent most weekend’s poo picking for free rides. Whilst travelling she worked on a horse farm in South Australia which further motivated Kat to specialise in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Now Kat continues to enjoy riding as a casual happy hacker and has rescued Fly, a beautiful collie cross who has become the business mascot, model and physio sidekick! Kat and Fly enjoy agility and obedience training together.
Chartered Physiotherapists use thorough assessments and biomechanical analysis to treat or rehabilitate following surgery, injury, illness or to maintain and enhance sporting performance.
KAT CLARKE PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN ASSIST IN:
Management of chronic conditions, e.g. Osteoarthritis
Soft tissue injuries
Orthopaedic Conditions (Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Cruciate Disease...etc)
Neurological cases (Intervertebral Disc Disease, Degenerative Myelopathy...etc)
Rehabilitation post operatively (Orthopaedic / Neurological surgery)
Performance enhancement / MOT sessions for our sporting animals
Lifestyle / weight management programmes
TREATMENT TECHNIQUES KAT USES:
Hands on techniques - massage / soft tissue release / joint mobilisations / sensory techniques
Electrotherapy - pulsed electromagnetic energy / 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.
If you are currently claiming on insurance it is likely you will be able to claim for Physiotherapy, Kat will provide invoices for you to claim the money back.
DOGS & SMALL ANIMALS
Appointments last for around 1 hour
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.
Kat prefers to treat animals in their own environment and will travel to your home / yard in Bristol, Bath, Somerset, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire areas.
MILEAGE FROM BS15 9QB:
0 - 5
5 - 10
10 - 20
20 - 30
*Travel map indicative only, for true mileage costs routes will be checked on Google Maps
Kat is now available to see your dog in a clinic setting at the Animal Rehabilitation Clinic
Ideal for reducing mileage fees and for dogs who would benefit from a combination of physiotherapy and hydrotherapy rehabilitation plans:
The Animal Rehab Clinic, Wapley Riding Stables, Wapley Hill, Westerleigh, Bristol, BS37 8RJ
EDUCATION / TRAINING:
Kat is 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.
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.