All members of ACPAT (The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy) are fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists who have had to attain Human Physiotherapy qualifications and substantial clinical experience prior to completing further training with animals on an approved postgraduate course. Until recently the only recognised training route was a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Veterinary College, UK. Currently there are two Universities offering a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy - The University of the West of England and The University of Liverpool.
All ACPAT Physiotherapists are both members of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) and HPC (Health Professions Council) - this ensures that your Physiotherapist is working to the highest possible standards. In order to maintain membership to these organisations all ACPAT Physiotherapists are required to maintain a portfolio of continuous professional development in order to prove that they are practicing with the most up to date evidence in mind.
It’s worth noting that the British Olympic team have chosen to have an ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist to treat them and their horses since 1992!
By choosing an ACPAT Physiotherapist you can be reassured that they will treat your animal with methods which have been tried, tested and proven to work!