Leah Clarke - Sports & Equine Therapy 

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Leah is a Sports and Equine Therapist based in Hertfordshire UK, working with horses and riders from all disciplines. A keen low level event rider and horse owner, Leah is passionate about performance regardless of level or discipline.


Leah's career as a Sports Therapist started in 1995, specialising in performance optimisation and soft tissue manipulation, working with professional and non-professional sports people alike in both the clinic and competition settings.

 

Over the years Leah has gained an enormous wealth of experience involving a wide range of sports.

Working for many years with international level competitors in both team sports, such as basketball, and on a more focussed, one-to-one basis, with world ranking athletes in sports varying from world superbike motorsport to trampolining.

 

To achieve optimum results for the clients in her care, Leah draws on her plethora of skills and qualifications. These range from medical acupuncture, kinesiology taping and various electrotherapy modalities to sports nutrition, exercise prescription and sports massage.

 

Alongside her hands-on work, Leah has previously lectured for many years in sports massage and soft tissue injury treatment and rehabilitation to BTEC ND II standard, as well as guest lecturing at the University of Hertfordshire to postgraduate Healthcare Professionals.

 

After a lifetime’s passion for horses, in 2010 Leah decided to transfer her human skills to equine to work with the ultimate athlete - the horse. Leah trained with the world renowned Chartered Physiotherapist, Mary Bromily to achieve an internationally recognised ITEC qualification in Equine Sports Massage.

 

Leah now mainly works with horses, but has a healthy belief in treating the rider too as she feels they are two parts of a whole, with the rider and tack being majorly influential over the physical performance of the horse.


As a keen horsewoman herself, Leah is fully aware of the stresses and strains the sport puts on the rider's body, and the importance of building physicality both in and out of the saddle to achieve optimum results.

 

Leah is passionate about continuing her professional development, attending many hours of lectures and courses annually as well as taking time to shadow other professionals within the equine sphere.

You will more often than not find her on a rare evening off with her nose wedged well and truly into the latest research articles of cutting edge reports.

 

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Few Human athletes would compete without preparing their bodies using massage and stretching exercises, so it is rather surprising that for the supreme athlete - the horse - this is virtually unheard of!