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Welcome to the website for Katie Dorman ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapist

For equine health and fitness, injury rehabilitation and post-surgery recovery

I’m a fully insured, ACPAT qualified and experienced equine physio treating horses in and around North Yorkshire from my base in Darlington. I have over 10 years experience as a physio treating horses and can treat a wide range of muscoskeletal issues as well as supporting recovery from injury and surgery. I also treat horses and ponies on an ongoing basis to ensure they are pain-free, retain full range of motion and can achieve their true potential.

I treat all equines, from sports horses competing at the highest level to children’s ponies and happy hackers and offer a wide range of complementary therapies alongside physical manipulation. I pride myself on working as part of your team alongside your vet, farrier and trainers.

My Services



Physiotherapy is a profession not just a single technique that uses a variety of manipulation and hands on techniques. 


Massage is an excellent way to boost blood flow to the muscles and has been reported to help increase range of motion and stride length.

Ridden Physiotherapy

An excellent tool for combinations who want to ensure they can ride, train and compete to the best of their abilities.

And more…

And it doesn’t stop there. I do so much more than this, from kinesio Taping to Myofscial Release. Explore the rest of my services below. 

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Physiotherapy is a profession not just a single technique. As physiotherapists we assess the patient and select the best techniques in our toolbox to gain the best outcome.

Physiotherapy treatment manipulates and mobilises joints and soft tissue and is used alongside prescribed exercise regimes and electrotherapies such as ultrasound and laser therapy. I am ACPAT qualified and insured as well as RAMP certified and spent 4 years as the official team physio for the British International Endurance Squad. I travelled across the country at team training events and attended WEG in Normandy, World Championships in Slovakia and Brussels twice for the test event then the European Championships.

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What my clients say…

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Katie has treated my horses numerous times over the years and every time I cannot fault her, she’s extremely knowledgable of human and equine anatomy and always makes the time to come out for a check up! Katie used a range of techniques and I have always seen great benefits with my horses due to her treatment, river is now definitely ready for the next season competing!

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Thanks for all your help and support at the Brussels Equestrian Endurance Masters it really helped the horse to feel comfortable at each vet gate and it stopped me worrying!

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I've been using Katie for years now and she's fab. Full of knowledge and has really helped my horse through some very tough surgery last year. Thank you Katie!

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