Rachel Graham is a Charted and Veterinary Physiotherapist covering the Cumbria and the surrounding areas..

Rachel qualified from Robert Gordon University with BSc (HONs) Physiotherapy and has worked in a range of NHS and private settings as a human physiotherapist. Having worked with neonatal babies to senior adults covering an extensive range of conditions to optimise function and recovery from injury or illness, she has gone on to specialise in paediatric physiotherapy  within the NHS and in her private practice.  


Rachel has progressed to become an APCAT and RAMP registered Veterinary Physiotherapist, completing a post graduate Masters degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at Hartpury University.  She is able to provide assessment and treatment to horses, dogs and other companion animals to manage conditions, recover from injury or surgery and enhance sporting performance. She has a special interest in canine hydrotherapy in the management and prevention of conditions, and works with a local veterinary practice where this service is available, as well as providing a mobile service to canine and equine clients.

In her spare time Rachel competes to a National level in Side Saddle with her horse Tango. They have been competing for several years together and as a result Rachel has a keen interest in the training and rehabilitation of side saddle horses. She can also be found spending time walking and training her two dogs







ACPAT physiotherapists have all trained in human physiotherapy and worked in practice before upgrading to work with animals. The considerable experience gained in the human field develops skills which are largely transferable to animal physiotherapy. Their experience and specialities are diverse and therefore treatment programmes are highly specialised.

Chartered Physiotherapists working with animals are specialists in delivering individual physiotherapy programmes to animals. Many ACPAT members also work in human physiotherapy in a diverse range of specialities. Many of our members are involved in post graduate research up to PhD level, teaching physiotherapy students and delivering high quality training to other para-veterinary professionals.

All Chartered Physiotherapists abide by the standards for fitness to practice set by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)  and the Code of Professional Values & Behaviour set by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). This ensures they adhere to the highest standards of health and safety, record keeping, professionalism, competency and all maintain full public and professional mal practice indemnity.