Hurdles Veterinary Physiotherapy


What Hurdles Can Offer You

“Veterinary Physiotherapy may be defined as the use of physical techniques for the treatment of injuries and imbalances within the musculoskeletal system and correction of movement dysfunction. Working in collaboration with your vet it is a recognised method of treatment for the prevention and rehabilitation of many equine and small animal injuries.”

For the family pet, sporting or working dog.

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Hurdles’ main aims are to reduce pain, improve movement and restore normal muscle control and function, to your animals.

For the family friend or competition horse of any age and discipline. 


Veterinary Physiotherapy Services

Hurdles can assist in the treatment or long-term management of many musculoskeletal or neurological injuries and conditions, alongside veterinary care.

We can also assist in performance development of the animal athlete, to ensure they are achieving their optimal abilities, by helping to maximise the competitive or working animals whilst trying to minimise the risk of injury.


⇒ Post-Operative Rehabilitation

With the aim to optimise post-operative repair, by reducing pain and inflammation, improving movement, and restoring normal muscle control and function.

⇒ Muscle Management 

Helping to reduce muscle loss, soreness and tightness to consequently improve range of motion and muscle tone.

⇒ Improved Balance And Coordination 


⇒ Improved Quality of  Life 

With treatments encouraging a return to health and mobility, whilst reducing the need for medication or surgery.

⇒ Enhanced Well-being

Each treatment encourages development, facilitates recovery and ensures patient participation.

⇒ Improved Mobility and Functional Movement


What Our Clients Have To Say

Hurdles Veterinary Physiotherapy
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Courtney Jade Lowe
Courtney Jade Lowe
Kirsten has been working with our sausage dog Frank since August this year after he went down with IVDD back in March. We take Frank swimming every week and decided to try a monthly physio appointment aswell to maximise his recovery. One of the most important things to us, Kirsten has the kindest gentle nature with... Frank, who can be very selective with new people. He enjoys every appointment 🥹❤️ we couldn’t recommend enough, we see improvements in Frank every month in what is very much an ongoing slow recovery. Exercises are explained in the appointment and shown in depth so we can continue them at home and feel confident to do so daily. We spend an hour at least with Kirsten at each session, everything throughout is very calm and relaxed, never rushed and Frank always has an incredibly thorough work through of all his muscles to see where he has improved, what needs more focus and how he is in himself. It means a lot to us to have someone working with Frank the he feels happy and comfortable with, we will continue to go to Kirsten ongoing as we keep moving forwards with Franks recovery ❤️‍🩹read more
Angela Adnams
Angela Adnams
my 11 year old springer spaniel has arthritis and Kristen comes to my house to treat her, when Kristen pulls on the drive Maisie runs around like a loon with her favourite old slipper to give to her then promptly throws herself on the mat almost saying hurry up and start that shows how much she enjoys it.
Melissa Tate
Melissa Tate
Kirsten has been treating my arthritic Labrador George who also suffers with dysplasia for over a year now. After having surgery, George began a course of hydrotherapy with Operation K9 and physio sessions with Kirsten. George absolutely loves his sessions with Kirsten and her knowledge and care is incredible. At one point... the vets prognosis for George post surgery was bleak but Kirsten never gave up on him and tailored a physio programme specifically to George - fast forward a year and he is now out of his wheelchair and walking again enjoying his twilight years! I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for George - none of it would be possible without the help and care from Kirsten and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anybody 🥰read more
Sarah Barrett
Sarah Barrett
Kirsten is currently treating my arthritic labrador with physio and laser treatments . When Kirsten arrives Rosie cant wait to go and say hello . Once Rosie is on the mat she usually has a snooze while receiving her treatments. Rosie is much more comfortable and happier in herself. I would definitely recommend Kirsten to... other pet owners.read more
Pat Lofthouse
Pat Lofthouse
Kirsten has treated out German Shepherd for a back problem and he really looks forward to her visits and at the end of the session is almost nodding off-so ver relaxed. I would strongly recommend Kirsten as a very professional and knowledgable professional who is kind and caring-and a great communicator in explaining what... she is doing and why.read more
Neil Cowdy
Neil Cowdy
Kirsten is currently treating our 13 year old Labrador, Tess, for arthritis. We were recommended by Operation K9 where Tess has hydrotherapy sessions. Kirsten is lovely; she is very professional and skilled and has an obvious affinity with animals - Tess is always very excited to see her! Tess has already shown... improvement after 4 visits from Kirsten. We would not hesitate to recommend Hurdles Veterinary Physiotherapy to other pet owners. Neil & Diane Cowdy.read more
Deborah Kennedy
Deborah Kennedy
Kirsten is treating Harvey for arthritis, he is much improved with physio and laser treatment. The individual treatment plan she has drawn up is easy to follow and is really making a difference to Harvey. Thank you Kirsten
Amy Gilholm
Amy Gilholm
Kirsten was great today, especially as under difficult conditions with a soaking wet & tetchy mare! Would highly recommend, she was extremely patient & understanding. Thank you Kirsten 👍🏼
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Hurdles Veterinary Physiotherapy is based in North Yorkshire and is ran by Kirsten Jones

Kirsten Jones BSc (Hons), PgDip VetPhys, L3 Cert CanHydro, MNAVP, MIRVAP
Veterinary Physiotherapist

Kirsten has been around animals all her life and in her spare time enjoys been with her horse, Barney and dog, Wilbur. Kirsten has worked in a variety of roles in the animal sector that give her an insight into your animals needs, including being a Yard Assistance, a Receptionist at Battle Flatts Veterinary Clinic and a Sales Assistant at Robinsons Equestrian Store. She has been a Veterinary Physiotherapist since 2019 and is also a Hydrotherapist at Operation K9.

Fully Insured and Qualified  

Kirsten is fully insured and qualified to post graduate level in veterinary physiotherapy (PgDip). Kirsten is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) and The Institute of Registered Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP).

Mobile Service

Physiotherapy treatments are entirely mobile. They can either take place in the animals stable or home, avoiding unnecessary stresses,  at your vets, if your pet requires hospital treatments, or alternatively, appointments can be at our clinic.

Individually Tailored Service

Each session is tailored to the individual, as the key treatment areas are clinically reasoned. With treatment plans varying between each animal, depending upon their medical issues, personalities, your available time and goals.

Flexible Appointment Hours​

Hurdles offers appointments early in the morning, in the evenings and at weekends.

Interested in how we can help you and your pet overcome those hurdles, to get back on their feet? Contact us for an appointment.