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Victoria Spalding Physiotherapy

Vicky has a lifelong love of animals and was motivated to do her physiotherapy training because she wanted a career that would involve her in the veterinary care of both horses and dogs.

It all began when she was a teenager and met Yorkshire based chartered physiotherapist Janet Ellis, one of the pioneers in the field of equine and canine physiotherapy. Vicky was so inspired that she decided that this was what she wanted to do. Like all chartered physiotherapists specialising in veterinary physiotherapy she worked as a human physiotherapist first then moved on to train with and work for Janet Ellis treating both horses and dogs. 

Now with her own practice and working with the British Equestrian Federation, Vicky’s contact with elite vets and therapists from all over the world keeps the team up to date with current research and techniques. This ensures that your horse benefits from the wealth of equine physiotherapy experience available.

Alongside the Equine and Canine physiotherapy services, we also offer Rider Physiotherapy Services, as well as Events and Clinics, including Rider Analysis and Saddle Fitting Clinics and Massage Courses, with lots more to come in the future.


Victoria Spalding


Vicky was appointed assistant physiotherapist to the British Equestrian Federations World Class Programme in 2005, taking over the role of Equine Physiotherapist to the British Equestrian Teams (dressage and eventing) in 2007. She has travelled with team GBR to the Beijing (Hong Kong) 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games plus numerous European Championships and World Equestrian Games (for Dressage and Eventing).  She is now Equine Physiotherapist to the British Eventing Team for the World Class Podium and Podium Potential Programmes, working and travelling with both the senior team and with the talented horses and riders who will become the medal winners of the future.

After setting up her own business in 1998, Vicky completed the very first Masters degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy from the Royal Veterinary College, passing with merit. The practice grew very quickly and over the years many chartered physiotherapists have trained and worked under Vicky's guidance.

Vicky has been actively involved in ACPAT (the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy), sitting twice on the committee in a PR role. She has written articles for many magazines and has lectured at ACPAT, BEF and has presented at BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association) Congress and the National Equine Forum.

Paula Drury


Paula rode from an early age and after experiencing problems with her horse Saltie, she was referred to the Yorkshire Equine Clinic where Vicky was involved in treating him. This experience sparked Paula’s interest in pursuing equine physiotherapy as a career.

In 2006, Paula graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. She then worked for the NHS in Lincolnshire followed by Northallerton until July 2012. She graduated in March 2012, with an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy from The Royal Veterinary College and has been working with animals ever since. Paula now owns a 17 year old Irish Sports Horse called Fly, with whom she competed at BSJA until hind limb problems ended her career. Fly is now maintained with regular physiotherapy.

Nicola Moore


Nicola has ridden from an early age and when she left school she completed a modern apprenticeship at a competition yard. It was here where she saw the benefits of maintaining horses and treating injuries with physiotherapy and decided this was the career for her.

She then went on to graduate from the University of Bradford with a 1st class hons degree in physiotherapy. She then went on to work in the NHS and private sector specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy where she trained in Pilates and Acupuncture. A few years later she graduated with an MSc in veterinary physiotherapy from Hartpury.

Nicky is passionate about the horse and rider connection and regularly treats both horses and riders to make sure they are working at their best. She owns a Tb mare called Ruby and two lurchers who love long walks on the moors.

Sarah Walters

Office Administrator

Sarah was brought up in the country and always rode horses during her childhood. She worked in the Financial Services sector for many years, before deciding that she wanted to do something completely different, where she could indulge her interest in animals and the countryside. She enjoys working in a business where her role involves speaking to people who share her love of animals, handling enquiries and making appointments, as well as doing the accounts.


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ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapists

We are ACPAT chartered physiotherapists and always work with veterinary approval as stipulated by the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966), to ensure that your animal receives the best possible care.

As chartered physiotherapists, we will always obtain your vet's permission before proceeding with the initial treatment.

Victoria Spalding. Chartered veterinary Physiotherapy