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Core Equestrian Physiotherapy is based in Ashford Kent and offers a specialist horse and rider physiotherapy service in Kent.

Owner and founder of Core Equestrian Physiotherapy, Kate Haynes, is a Chartered Human Physiotherapist, Veterinary Physiotherapist, Advanced Equipilates™ Biomechanics Trainer and Equine Physiotherapist to the GB Para Dressage Team. 

Core Equestrian Physiotherapy offers:

Core Equestrian Physiotherapy is registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) and Equipilates™ Biomechanics Trainer register.

Why choose a Chartered Physiotherapist?

The title ‘Animal or Veterinary Physiotherapist’ is not protected by law currently. However work is constantly being done to address this issue to enable animal therapy to become as well legislated as human therapy.

The title ‘Chartered Physiotherapist’ is protected by law and can only be used by physiotherapists who have achieved a BSC (Hons) in Human Physiotherapy. 'Acpat Cat A, Veterinary Physiotherapist’ is the title of a Chartered Physiotherapist who has taken further post graduate training in animal Physiotherapy and is a registered member of ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy). Core Equestrian Physiotherapy is a Chartered Human Physiotherapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy Practice specialising in Horse and Rider Physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 states that animals may only be treated by a Veterinary Surgeon or someone authorised by a Veterinary Surgeon. Therefore Core Equestrian Physiotherapy adheres to this law and will gain authorisation from a veterinary surgeon prior to assessing and treating your horse to safeguard the interest of the animal For more information on ACPAT please visit

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