I have always been devoted to horses and animal welfare and have ridden from a very young age. I have competed successfully at British Showjumping, British Eventing and I am now focusing on British Dressage with my horse Bright Yoda and our exciting young prospect Top of The Pops. It was during my time Eventing that I encountered the amazing effect that McTimoney and Massage had on my own horse which lead to me pursuing a rewarding career in this field.
I graduated from the University of Exeter with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences. Subsequently I have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Equine Sports Massage at the Institute of Complementary Animal Therapies, achieving a distinction in both theory and practical elements of the course. I then studied for an MSc in McTimoney Animal Manipulation at the McTimoney College in Abingdon, following my passion to work in Equine Physical Therapy. This course is very unique because it is currently the only externally validated Masters level course that trains students in Animal Manipulation. During this course I completed my research dissertation into "The Effect of McTimoney Manipulation on Musculoskeletal Asymmetry in General Riding Horses," with very exciting conclusions which provides further statistical evidence to support the benefits of McTimoney techniques in equine therapy.
I combine a variety of therapies including McTimoney, Sports Massage, Stretching Exercises and tailored aftercare advice to each individual to provide a holistic, gentle and effective treatment for musculoskeletal problems in horses. I have a keen interest in Asymmetry and Biomechanics and have continued to develop my knowledge by attending various conferences and courses for therapists in Lameness, Saddle Fitting, Biomechanics, Gait Analysis, Dissections and British Horse Society examinations.
Equine Physical Therapist
MSc (Animal Manipulation)
BSc (Biological Sciences)
Pg Dip (ESM)