Wirral Veterinary Physiotherapy


Wirral Veterinary Physiotherapy provides professional treatment to horses, dogs and humans across Wirral, Cheshire and North Wales



Equine Physiotherapy

  Equine Physiotherapy manages a range of musculoskeletal, pre and post-operative, neurological and age related conditions    

Human Physiotherapy

  Human Physiotherapy provides a wide range of treatments for musculoskeletal problems, neck pain, back pain and sports injuries      

Rider Assessment & Equipilates™


Rider Assessment and Equipilates™ can help rider performance and optimise the partnership with your horse



What is Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapy?

Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The main purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and maximise performance. Chartered physiotherapists are highly trained to assess and treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal problems.

About Claire

Claire Burgess, BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC, PG Dip, ACPAT cat A

Claire Burgess, BSc Hons, MCSP, HPC, PG Dip, ACPAT cat A

Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist

Claire provides excellence in animal physiotherapy for horses, dogs, and cats.  Whether treating equine or canine athletes, or a loved companion, all animals are given a high class of treatment and care. Working in partnership with Veterinary Surgeons in the Wirral and surrounding areas

From the blog

DO NOT USE IN NEGATIVE CONTEXT horse eating haynet with hay and haylage mixture

Feeding for a More Natural Approach

With winter looming, horses are now being stabled more!  I often get asked about haynets and feeding from the floor.  So I thought I would post my thoughts on the matter! I don’t profess to know everything and as always there are exceptions to every rule,...
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mouse Rock

“How often should my horse routinely see a Physio?”

I get asked this a lot! The answer is different for all horses but I thought I would do a quick post to explain my thoughts! Some horses I see weekly, some I see monthly and some I see yearly! Lets start with why I see some clients weekly! I have several horses...
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Hogs Back

Physiotherapy for the Veteran Horse

So ‘as soon as we are born gravity begins to pull on our joints and muscles causing wear and tear’ as humans we constantly try to improve our posture, standing tall, exercising to maintain strength and fitness! Is it so different for our veteran horses?...
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fat horse

‘I don’t now where this weight has come from!’

A familiar phrase I’m hearing at the moment! Is it just me or has the grass suddenly shot up and our horses are looking a bit…….well??? Think how you feel when you put on a few extra pounds!….. Tired, sluggish, increased aches and pains?...
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lucy peters som

Sponsored Rider Updates!

Just wanted to do a quick post on the success of our sponsored riders here at Wirral Veterinary Physiotherapy! Proud to be working with such talented people, and ponies!!! We will start with Lucy and Buddy, They completed their second BE at Somerford last weekend...
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Equipilates™ Courses now being run in Wirral

*** Equipilates™ course*** 5 week course starting on Tues 7th June 7-8pm To be held at Pam’s Pony Parties in Park Lane, Meols, Wirral, CH47 8XX Cost for the 5 weeks is £40 (limited spaces!) Ever wanted to improve the ridden relationship with your horse? By...
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Lucy Peters on Buddy

Summer is on it’s way!

Summer is on it’s way, well it certainly seemed like it was yesterday…. today I wasn’t so sure! Anyway the point of the post tonight is just a reminder to all my current and future clients about the importance of regular physio checks, I...
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bad saddle

But … My saddle was made to measure!!

This is something I am hearing a lot at the moment, and i am happy to hear that so many of my clients have had saddle professionally fitted to their horses! However there is a but…. and that is the saddle only fits that horse if the said horse does not...
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helen and bobby

A (livery) debt well paid!……. Beeston pony to dressage superstar!

Helen Dutton our sponsored rider has had such success with her 14 hand welshie Bobby over the last few years!  He continues to go from strength to strength, but its the back story to this unlikely dressage superstar that always makes me smile!! So I’ll hand...
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nikki (2)

More than just the ‘Back Lady!’

New clients often ask what a Physio assessment consists of, so I thought it might be beneficial to tell anyone who doesn’t know… As Physiotherapists in the human world we routinely work on restoring function, whether that be in an elite athlete with...
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