Rehabilitation * physical therapies * Core fitness * clinical massage

improve post op recovery times, mobility & Fitness

Angela Day


Founder of Born to Run and The Canine Advocate

All my life I have strived to be the best at what I do.  In sport, I excelled in Karate, Sprinting, Long Distance Running. Hockey, Netball, Fencing….

I’ve always had a keen interest in health and in fact went from wanting to be a vet to instead looking to become a doctor of physiotherapy, but life took a different turn for me and I ended up working in an accounts office and jumped quickly into the corporate world.

Through necessity I have always been self-driven, and self-motivated I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone more times than I can shake a stick at.  In fact, stepping out of my comfort zone is pretty much the norm now.

Angela Day Owner of Born to Run and Dog Muscle Expert

“I believe that a kinder, safer, happier world starts with happier, healthier people and animals and that all animals deserve a world-class health service.”

Angela Day

Angela Day Owner of Born to Run and Dog Muscle Expert

I quickly and successfully tracked my way up the corporate ladder throwing all my energy at every role like it was the most important thing in the world!

Whilst I’ve done all that and thought that’s what my life was about I realised what I really wanted in my life was more freedom to spend more time with my daughters and husband, and find fulfillment for myself.  I’ve found the way to do that is by helping dogs.

I moved from a place of constant stress, worry, blame culture, chasing unimportant and unreasonable deadlines and jumping through hoops to living a happier, fulfilled life where I control my destiny knowing what I do really does matter.

I believe that a kinder, safer, happier world starts with happier, healthier people and animals and that all animals deserve a world-class health service.

So I help dog owners go from feeling helpless, anxious, and worried about their dog’s physical health and well-being to feeling confident, encouraged, and happy that their dog has their mojo back, by offering them massage and rehabilitation treatments and simple, effective core conditioning and fitness programmes.

Storm the black and white Husky loved by Angela Day

Why Choose Born to Run?

  • 8 years+ in Clinical Practice in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
  • Member of IRVAP (the Institute of Registered Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapists)
  • Member of IAAT (the International Association of Animal Therapists)
  • Contributor to the world’s 1st Clinical Trials with Winchester University
  • Fully Insured with Balens
  • Ave, CPD each year 50+ hours.  (Industry standard is 25 hrs)
  • Licensed Canine Conditioning Academy Coach
  • Ethical working.

World First Clinical Trials!

“Clinical Canine Massage Significantly Reduces Pain Severity in 95% of Dogs”,

Study by University of Winchester Finds

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“Angela is delighted to be a contributor to the worlds first Canine Massage Clinical Trials being conducted by Sparsholt and Winchester Universities to prove the effectiveness of Canine Massage.

She says “These ground breaking trials are a game changer for Clinical Massage and in particular the Lenton Method, a trademarked series of protocols taught only The Canine Massage Therapy Centre.”

How We Can Help


Movement is the key to healthy joints

Your dog will:

be fitter, faster, stronger
more flexible
look physically balanced
have more energy
move better, stand better


Provides natural pain relief

Keeps muscles and joints healthy

Restores balance and sense of calm

Keeps your dog moving

Reduces stiffness

Keeps the canine athlete top of their game


Learn how to massage your own dog saftley at home.

Fun, interactive, and information-packed

Learn life-changing massage techniques and routines

Explore the wonderful anatomy beneath your dog’s skin.


“Angela is compassionate, intuitive, highly knowledgable, patient, lovely and passionate about helping dogs. Your dog or dogs will feel better, move better and feel heard and nurtured. A beautiful gift to your furry best friend.”

Rachel Windsor Knott

My Animal Matters

“Angela is a highly skilled Clinical Massage Practitioner.  Taught by the Canine Massage Therapy Centre it is the massage therapy choice for the owner who appreciates the unrivalled quality of training achieved in the Uk and beyond.”

“We are seeing really good measurable results for dogs and handlers that undertake the 8 week Foundation Conditioning Programme. We have instructors already running courses and more licensed instructors coming on board. Born to Run’s Angela is doing a fabulous job!”

Canine Conditioning Academy

“It was an absolute pleasure to meet Angela, and to see an inspired and highly skilled demonstration of Canine Massage, by a lady who is clearly passionate about her work, about helping pets and about Holistic care.

I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to take a dog of my own to Angela for treatment (and I specialised in orthopaedic surgery for 3 years before becoming a holistic vet!).

If you have a pet with a musculoskeletal problem, I suggest you ask your vet for a referral to Angela”

Dr. Vince MacNally

BVSc VetMFHom MRCVS, Vince the Vet