We offer a physiotherapy service to patients as part of the multi-disciplinary team at the Diagnostic Centre.

Physiotherapy can assist horses in a variety of ways including:

  • Detailed assessment as part of a poor performance/lameness work ups
  • Performance enhancement
  • In the treatment and prevention of injury
  • Provision of individualised rehabilitation programmes following illness, injury or surgery.

This service is offered by Katharine (Kate) Stephens, who is a Chartered Physiotherapist, specialising in Equine Physiotherapy. Kate has extensive experience as both a human and equine Physiotherapist and now works as a consultant to the Rossdales veterinary team on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. She is able to see horses both onsite and locally within a fifteen-mile radius of Newmarket.

Insurance companies will normally cover the cost of physiotherapy when under veterinary advice and supervision – but please check your policy beforehand.

To discuss or make an appointment with Kate Stephens, email or telephone Carly Briggs/Sally Green at the Diagnostic Centre on 01638 577754.


For many years, we have also offered a Physiotherapy service specific to local racehorse trainers, a service that is provided by Chartered Physiotherapist Kate Hesse. Kate, who specialises in Thoroughbred racehorses in training, is available to see Rossdales clients on Mondays and Fridays.  

To make an appointment with Kate Hesse, please contact the Newmarket practice on 01638 663150.