Find out a bit more about me and my work as an Equine Physical Therapist.
I actually started out my working career as a journalist. I have a 2:1 BA Hons degree in Journalism, Film and Broadcasting from Cardiff University and went on to gain further journalism qualifications whilst working as part of the Midlands News Association.
However, my passion has always been with horses, I was just unclear as to how I could make a career working in the industry. I became inspired by watching different physical therapists work on horses on yards and decided to explore this avenue and retrain. I wasn't in the position to be able to pursue another degree so I looked at alternative qualification methods and in 2008 came across the wonderful and highly knowledgeable Julie Boxall at the Institute of Complementary Animal Therapies (ICAT). I gained my first qualification in Equine Sports Massage Therapy in 2010 and then went on to study Equine Musculoskeletal Manipulation Therapy, qualifying in 2012. Both with distinction.
Multiple courses and CPDs have followed including Trigger Point Therapy, Daniel Kamen Spinal Manipulation, Kinesio Taping, Myofascial Release, Advanced Stretching and Mobilisation, to name a few.
So I currently split my time between treating horses and working in the office on Equicantis. My time spent on Equicantis includes liaising with the development team to bring my ideas to life and further develop the product so we can continuously improve and bring you new features, answering any of your questions and responding to feedback, running the social media accounts, and all the behind the scenes admin.
I live between Chester and Wrexham and have two young boys aged 1 and 3, and a dog called Ringo (pictured, and you'll see him on some of the canine exercises!) And although I have owned horses in the past, I haven't for about seven years now due to time. I love schooling and have enjoyed low level dressage and show jumping. I still ride occasionally but a busy work and family life prevents it from happening very often!
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