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About Sue

About me

Before becoming a therapist I spent 23 years working with National Hunt horses, Hunter Chasers and Point-to-Pointers and enjoyed every aspect of the job from foaling down, to backing, schooling and riding work. I also owned and trained my own point-to-pointers.

A life and career change set me on the path of complementary therapy, training at first to treat people.

I qualified in Remedial Massage and Sports Injury in 1995, with the ‘Northern Institute of Massage’  and travelled as Sports Therapist with the Women’s Cycle Racing Association British Team to their German Internationale Thuringen Rundfahrt in 1996 and again in 1997.

The Physical Therapy Clinic in Stratford-upon-Avon has been my base for 15 years.

To extend my range of treatments I became a practitioner of ‘Bowen Technique’ in 1998, having qualified with the ‘Bowen Academy of Australia’. Since then I have attended three further types of human myofascial release courses as part of my continued professional development.

These are:

  • Soft Tissue Release - Mary Sanderson

  • Anatomy Trains – Myofascial Meridians with James Earl/Tom Myers

  • Orthopaedic Massage & Pain Management Seminar - James Waslaski

In 2009 I upgraded my training to become a fully registered Health Professions Council Physiotherapist.
N.B. Human treatments can usually be claimed on medical insurance if physiotherapy is covered.

Horse’s returned to my life in 1999 when I trained as an Equine Muscle Release Therapist with the Equus College of Learning &Research. Since then I have treated horses and ponies from all competitive disciplines.  

From 1999 – 2008 I served as UK co-ordinator for EMRT and also contributed to student training. I am now part of the EMRT/ECL&R current research group.

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