Background

After a career in the Army, Kate decided to follow her life long passion for horses and gained a First Class BSc in Equine Sports Science from Nottingham Trent and went on to qualify as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008 with a pre-registration Masters Degree in Physiotherapy from Leeds Met. She completed a PGDip in Veterinary Physiotherapy from UWE (Hartpury) in 2013. Since then she has worked both as a human and equine physiotherapist.

 

Human Physiotherapy

Kate spent 10 years working across all areas of the NHS, mainly at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. In 2015 she embarked upon an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and left the NHS in 2017 to work for the Jockeys Injury Management Team, she currently works with professional jump and flat jockeys at Southwell, Nottingham and Leicester Racecourses.

 

Equine Physiotherapy

Kate is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) and The Register for Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP Register), which signifies that she has attained the highest level of training possible for Equine Physiotherapists. Kate works with both leisure and competition horses across Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

 

‘Team Chip’

Kate is an integral part of ‘Team Chip’, Chip (Spanish Heir) is a 9 year old Anglo-Arab endurance pony, ridden and trained by Bella Fricker. Having been a successful member of Team GB’s Under 21 squad, 2018 will see their first bid to joint the senior ranks of Team GB. You can follow their progress on Facebook (see Bella Fricker Endurance).

 

Qualifications

 

BSc Equine Sports Science (Nottingham Trent University)

 

MSc pre- registration Physiotherapy (Leeds Metropolitan University)

 

PGDip Veterinary Physiotherapy (University of the West of England)

 

ACPAT Cat A, MCSP, hcpc, RAMP Registered

 

BHS Stage 3

 

Kate's undergraduate equine thesis was entitled "Identification of stem cell markers in an 'in vitro' model of intrinsic cartilage repair". For more information on the Eqvalan Equine Thesis of the year 2006, click here

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