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What is Veterinary Physiotherapy?

At Jessica Parker Veterinary Physiotherapy, we offer a thorough assessment of your animals musculoskeletal system. The assessment consists of static and dynamic assessment, palpation and joint range of motion analysis. After developing a detailed over view of how your animal is functioning, we then use a variety of manual and electrical therapies to help relieve pain and restrictions to improve function quality. 


Veterinary Referral

Under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, we must work with veterinarians and obtain veterinary referral before we can treat your animal. 

Please download the referral form to be completed and signed by your veterinarian before your appointment with Jessica. 

Referral Form

Meet the Team

Jessica graduated with a 2:1 in a three year veterinary physiotherapy degree. She is currently a proud member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapist (NAVP) and is fully insured. 

Jessica has had 10 years worth of experience with both horses and dogs from ownership to work related experience. She has worked alongside veterinary surgeons at her local animal hospital since college and has absorbed 3 years worth of industry experience during her placement years.  

Our Services

Manual Therapies


In order to relieve muscular tension and aid normal function, a range of manual therapies can be adapted into our treatment plans. 

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisations 
  • Stretching

Electrical Therapies


Treatment can be enhanced with the use of electrotherapies. Our machines can reduce swelling, provide pain relief and promote a better quality healing of damaged tissues. We have a range of modalities which can be applied to aid a wide selection of conditions. 

  • TENS
  • NMES 

Remedial Exercise


To prolong the effects of the treatment after the session has ended, each client is sent home with a remedial exercise program that has been catered to their condition. Continuing the treatment protocol along side sessions will enhance the final result. 

How do i know my animal needs physiotherapy?

Have you seen the signs?

Is your canine companion not being their usual selves? Struggling to make their regular walks or not being as playful? Not wanting to jump up onto the sofa/bed or use the stairs? 

Is your equine friend struggling to take the right canter lead? Showing unusual behaviour when being ridden or tacked up? Throwing their head, holding their tail to one side, bucking/rearing? Not wanting to fully engage their hindquarters? 

What does this mean?

These are only a handful of indicators that show your animal could have underlying pain associated with their musculoskeletal system. 

If lameness is not apparent then this does not mean that your animal is not in pain. Animals will naturally adapt to their dysfunctions and begin to compensate in other areas, eventually leading to more than one area of concern. 

Spotting these signs to reduce the chance of further injury is crucial to keeping your pet pain free. 

How we can help

In conjunction with your veterinarian, physiotherapy is deigned to reduce pain and improve the physical wellbeing of your animal using manual and electrical therapies, as well as  a unique exercise program which will be designed specifically for your animal. 


The Benefits


Physiotherapy can be adapted to treat any musculoskeletal problem. We have a extensive range of techniques that allow us to improve the physical wellbeing of your pets. 

Regular maintenance sessions can improve:

  • Flexibility
  • Mobility
  • Joint range of motion
  • Willingness to work/play
  • Proprioception
  • Comfor

High Intense Work


Dogs under high intensity work such as working or agility dogs have an increased risk of injury. 

Regular physiotherapy can reduce this risk by increasing muscle coverage over joints to increase support and maintain the health of the muscle itself.

We also offer exercise prescription which can aid conditioning and increase physical fitness. 

Canine Initial Assessment: Takes up to 1 and a half hours

Canine Follow up: Takes around 1 hour 

Geriatric Dogs and Pre/Post Surgery Rehabilitation


When surgery isn't an option, physiotherapy can be considered as a conservative treatment to certain conditions. Most geriatric dogs will suffer from underlying arthritis. Our techniques can help relieve those symptoms by gaining muscle mass to support the joints and relieve the pain that is caused by the condition. 

Post surgery rehabilitation: 

•Hip and elbow dysplasia 

•Cruciate strains

•Patella luxation

•Neurological deficits 

•Muscle loss

and many more!


Does My Horse Need Physio?


Physiotherapy aims to resolve unwanted behaviour and training issues by relieving muscular restrictions and pain.

Several signs that suggest the need for physiotherapy:

  • Cold backed
  • Poor performance
  • Muscle loss
  • Uneven muscle development 
  • Change in behaviour (bucking. rearing)
  • Head tilting 
  • Resisting contact
  • Uneven wear on shoes

How physiotherapy can help...


Not only can physiotherapy reduce pain and muscular tension, but it can also strengthen structures which prevent possible injuries.

Equine Initial Assessment: Takes between 1 and half  to 2 hours

Equine follow up: Takes between 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours 

Our treatments can help several conditions and can be implicated into any musculoskeletal rehabilitation program.

These include:

  • Arthritis 
  • Locking stifle
  • Wound healing 
  • Tendon and ligament healing
  • Muscle tear and strains

The Benefits



Physiotherapy can be adapted to treat any musculoskeletal problem. Our sessions are designed to tailor the discipline, work load and fitness of your horse. We work alongside your targets in order to achieve your end goal.

Regular maintenance sessions target:


•Muscle tone/mass


•Willingness to work


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Please find attached a referral form.  The referral form must be signed by your vet before your appointment.

Please fill in the relevant information and either send it directly to your vets or back to us to pass on. 

Any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Veterinary Referral Form (pdf)


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We cover Yorkshire and surrounding counties. 

Jessica Parker Veterinary Physiotherapy

Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom



Monday - Friday: 8am–8pm

Saturday: 8am–6pm

Sunday: Closed