Run Free Veterinary physiotherapy works to provide a full service by working with other veterinary health professional such as the vet, farrier, other physical therapists,  saddle fitter, behaviourist and trainer.  As a VP and member of the NAVP we work under veterinary referral. Based on an assessment, the aim of a session is to relieve pain, discomfort, restore and improve mobility. Also to maintain or improve correct musculature for optimised posture and prevention of injury.

Prior to visitation we will gather a brief history of your animal via phone call consultation. Before visiting your animal, we need to have received veterinary consent, this may be done by filling out the referral form below and sending it to your vet or we can do this for you.

An owner consent form is also required for physiotherapy treatment to confirm you are happy for us to liaise with your vet when/ if required. This can be obtained on the day. 

All personal data is stored and removed in compliance with the DPA regulations (2018) in which you have the right to withdraw any data we hold, at your request.


On the day, we take a full history of your animal to be able to build a better picture when combining both visual and manual assessments. This enables us to clinically reason the treatment plan, utillising of a range of remedial exercises, manual and electrotherapies within the session (detailed below) and provides you as an owner with targeted exercises for your pet to ensure a long term recovery.


  • Massage techniques

  • Myofascial release

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Soft tissue mobilisation

  • Range of motion

  • Stretching


What do they do?

They mainly increase circulation and work in a variety of ways to positively effect the cells for optimised healing. In addition to pain relief, increasing mobility, joint range of motion and improve over all tissue function. Massage and stretching also complement eachother in cases of scar tissue and adhesions.


  • Tens machine 

  • NMES machine

  • Class 3b laser (light therapy)

  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

  • H-Wave therapy

  • Hot /cold therapy 

What do they do? 

They are valuable to further target the response needed from the cells to induce healing, where manual therapy may not be suitable. Each electrotherapy has variable settings to better target the effects on the cells according to the individuals needs. For example reducing pain, heamatoma, oedema/swelling, muscle spasm, increase mobility or assist muscle building. At certain stages of healing they can also work to improve neurological, chronic or acute conditions.


  • Kinesiology taping

  • Remedial exercise precription 

  • Equestrian coaching is also available for remedial exercise training both ground work and ridden. 

What do they do?

They are an integral part of rehabilitation and maintenance for the animals posture, co-ordination, quality of life, joint support, spinal and muscular health. Exercise plans can also prevent injury to your animal by ensuring even muscle mass to support and stabilise joints from compensatory movement.


We ask please that you are able to 'trot up' and handle your pet during the session. Cats can be enticed with a toy for visual assessment .


Your pet: please ensure they are dry and clean to enable a full treament.


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Essex, Suffolk and Surrey

9am - 7pm