About Katie


Katie Appleton

 HCPC, MCSP, ACPAT Cat A, BSc Hons Sport and           Exercise Science, MSc (pre-registration)   Physiotherapy, PGDip Veterinary Physiotheraphy


 After graduating from Loughborough University in   2009 with a BSc Hons degree in Sports Science, Katie went on to complete a masters

 degree at Manchester Metropolitan and qualified as a chartered human Physiotherapist in 2012. During her career she has covered a wide range of   areas including respiratory, general medicine, surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, paediatrics  and women’s health across a number of different trusts including Manchester Royal Infirmary and Addenbrookes Hospital. In 2015 she moved to Kent to specialise in trauma and orthopaedics at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. It was at this time that Katie decided to combine her love for animals with her passion for rehabilitation and began her post  graduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Liverpool University, successfully graduating with a  distinction. Since then Katie has provided mobile physiotherapy service to veterinary physiotherapy practices and pet owners for both large and small animals.

Katie has a professional but relaxed approach to  rehabilitation and prides herself on staying up to  date with the most current research in order to    provide the best possible care for your pet.

What Is Physiotherapy?

Animal physiotherapy also known as veterinary physiotherapy aims to promote, maintain and restore mobility, function, independence and performance. Evidence now supports the use of physiotherapy alongside medical and surgical treatment of a broad spectrum of orthopaedic, neurological, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular conditions.

ACPAT physiotherapists are qualified in the treatment of domestic pets, equines, farm animals and exotic pets.  

Why Choose ACPAT?


The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) is a Professional Network Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. ACPAT are a dynamic and progressive organisation focused on promoting excellence within the field of veterinary physiotherapy through continued education, research and evaluation.

The ‘Chartered Physiotherapist’ title is protected by law and can therefore only be used by physiotherapists who have combined a high level of academic and practical training across all aspects of physiotherapy. All members of ACPAT are Chartered Physiotherapists and full practicing members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy that have completed additional training in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals with specialist knowledge in anatomy and physiology, pathology and biomechanics.

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