About us

Faith Fisher-Atack BSc Honours, MCSP, HCPC, ACPSM, ACPAT A

Faith Fisher-Atack is a category A member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in *Animal Therapy (ACPAT) and a chartered human physiotherapist.

As an undergraduate, Faith studied physiotherapy at the University of Huddersfield following a gap year as a working rider for British show jumping team trainer, Alan Fazakerly. After graduating in 2009 in human practice, Faith spent 5 years working for Leeds United Football Club as Academy Head of Sports Science and Medicine, while at the same time studying for a Post Graduate Diploma at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. Faith graduated as a chartered veterinary physiotherapist in 2012 and chose to establish Equine Physio Services. To date the service has delivered to over 700 equine clients following referral from multiple veterinary practices.

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.

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Testimonials

  • "Faith has given me greater knowledge in body awareness and core muscle strength which has led to me and my horse's working better as a team.I would recommend that all horse riders should go for an assessment with Faith - there will be a clear difference in your riding position afterwards!It is paramount my horses are happy and comfortable in order to produce optimum performances. She is very professional in her treatments, providing you with good feedback, and making sure you know what you are doing with the exercises she leaves you to do afterwards.”

    Beatrice Stocks – British Eventing Coach

  • Faith treated me both as a junior in the academy and also as a senior first team player. She has worked with me on a number of my injuries in the past, on my rehab and also fitness drills to regain my match fitness. Faith's knowledge, experience and professionalism is top class and it has been a pleasure to have had the chance to work with her.

    Mr Sam Byram, Premiership Footballer, West Ham United.

  • Professional riding instructor and British Dressage competitor. Faith has been treating my horse for over a year now, she has helped me so much to achieve what I have with him when everyone else wrote him off due to his conformation. Faith really cares about her work and the horses. Without her I know my horse wouldn't feel as good as he does! I wouldn't recommend anyone else!

    Miss Samantha Buttery

  • I have been using Faith for all our horses as well as riders and clients horses on a regular basis, our horses are working at the highest levels and I feel it's of great importance to have the best support team to maintain them. Faith is an integral part of this, she keeps us all in top working order and able to perform at our best.

    Mrs Caroline Saynor, Grand Prix Dressage Rider and Instructor

  • I worked closely with Faith for 5 years at Leeds United Football Club. She was an extremely valued member of the medical team.

    Harvey Sharman MCSP , Director of Medical Services- Washington Nationals Baseball team

  • Faith always shows commitment and passion to her work. I would recommend her service for all areas of physiotherapy management for both horses and riders.

    Mr Alan Fazakerley, Great Britain Junior Chief d’Equipe, British Show jumping.