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****Vet Physio North East will cease trading as of the 18th June 2017. This is due to Kirsty emigrating to Canada. NAVP, IRVAP and ACPAT have lists of other physiotherapists in the area. These organisations ensure that registered members are qualified, insured and continue their professional development.****

Vet Physio North East offers veterinary physiotherapy services and canine fitness program's for all animals throughout the North East of England. Based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, services are provided at your home or at pre-arranged clinics. The area covered includes Northumberland, Durham, Barnard Castle, Tynemouth and everywhere in between.

Vet Physio North East is run by Kirsty-Jane Powell-Palmer. She is dual trained both as a Veterinary Physiotherapist and a Registered Veterinary Nurse. With over 10 years’ experience within the veterinary industry.

In her spare time Kirsty-Jane competes in canine agility. This along with her nursing experience has shown her not only how physiotherapy can improve recovery and reduce pain but also how it can be used to prevent the injury occurring.

Physiotherapy is ideal to maintain fitness, to help rehabilitate your pet after injury surgery or illness or to increase performance and stamina. Conditions that can be treated include arthritis, congenital conditions such as hip dysplasia, neurological conditions including nerve damage and degenerative nerve conditions, fractures, ligament damage, soft tissue injuries, large wounds and performance issues.

Physiotherapy is beneficial for all animals all pets (including rabbits, ferrets and cats!) and Vet Physio North East can provide treatment for all animals but particularly specialises in small animal therapy and canine rehabilitation. Treatment may include massage, electrotherapy, mobilisations and stretches. All patients will have an individually tailored treatment plan created not just for their condition but for their ongoing needs and eventual rehabilitation goals.

Kirsty-Jane is registered with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) ( and fully insured to provide physiotherapy treatments. These qualifications mean that you can rest assured that your pet is receiving safe and effective treatment from a fully trained and qualified physiotherapist. It also means that if your pet is insured treatments can be claimed for on your insurance policy.

In April 2016 Kirsty-Jane passed the FitPaws Master Trainer award and is now studying towards CCFT through University of Tennessee. This has given her new ideas to use towards rehabilitation but also now allows her to further work on 'prehab' aka working to ensure that her patients  are as fit and healthy as possible to hopefully prevent injury or if the worst does happen it allows for a quicker less painful recovery.

Check out the Blog page for some build up exercises, updates on clinics and availability and to get a idea how vet Physio North East thinks and works.