About Emma Smith
Emma Smith is a category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in *Animal Therapy (ACPAT) and a chartered human physiotherapist.
As an undergraduate, Emma studied physiotherapy at Manchester Metropolitan University. After graduating in 2013 in human practice, Emma spent 1 year working for the NHS, before moving to the BMI Alexandra Hospital where she has been since 2014. Emma’s speciality’s include cardiacrespiratory, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. During her spare time Emma also worked for a number of rugby clubs in the local area, providing pitch side trauma physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation.
In 2021, following a 2 year degree, Emma graduated as a Veterinary Physiotherapist from the University of Liverpool and chose to establish Equine Canine Human Physiotherapy.
Emma has owned horses since she was 9 years old, moving from ponies to horses and competing in BSJA, BD and BE. Currently Emma has a 5 year old Irish Sports horse called Biscuit who she hopes to bring on and event.
Emma has grown up with dogs and many other animals. Her and husband George own a 4 year old Border Collie called Lottie, who keeps them very busy with long walks and runs, and never seems to tire.
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) is a Clinical Interest Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and represents the interests of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy. Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. ACPAT members are fully qualified Chartered Physiotherapists (MCSP’s) who have also trained in physiotherapy and rehabilitation for animals. The total number of years of combined study is therefore a minimum of 5 years.