Sports & Equine Therapy 

MAINTENANCE  -  PREVENTION  -  REHABILITATION 

Continuing Personal Development







2018 CPD

Equine Performance Conference (Human and Equine)

  • Lectures on injury and rehabilitation, performance horse nutrition, rider biomechanics and equine

     behaviour among others    

  • Practical demonstrations in coaching and therapy
  • Opportunity to catch up on the latest industry relevant research

COPA 2018 - Europe's Leading Event For Rehabilitation Professionals (Human)

  •  A lecture series presenting current research developments in sports medicine and rehabilitation

Latest Tack and Training Aids (Equine)

  • Review what’s new in the world of tack
  • Review different types of bridles, bits and their use
  • Discuss the different types of training aids and their use
  • Discuss different types of saddle, pads and girths suitability for the horse & rider and type of work

     undertaken.     

  • Consider the welfare implications of tack and its use

Optimising Equestrian Performance (Equine)

  • Research colloquium and Biomechanics Demonstration

Taping for Musculoskeletal Conditions (Human)

  •  Skills refresher

First Aid Course (Human)

  • FAA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF) – Equestrian Specific Supplement  


PREVIOUS CPD

Rocktape Equine

SMS Introductory Saddle Fitting Course

Equine Nutrition


PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

ITEC Diploma Equine Sports Massage

IIST Diploma Sports Therapy

Medical Acupuncture

ITEC Sports Massage

ITEC Anatomy, Physiology & Massage

IIHHT Aromatherapy

Reflexology

Indian Head Massage



PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

Equine Sports Massage Association

Sports Therapy Association


INSURANCE

Full insurance cover is maintained for both human and equine practice.

A Copy of current certification can be produced upon request.


GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

Any client personal data that is stored is for the core purposes of this business solely and will not be shared.


VETERINARY SURGEONS ACT

To comply with this Act, Veterinary consent is sought and obtained prior to any Equine treatment commences.


ABOUT LEAH

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.