So happy to contribute to this important social media campaign for my professional body. We’re grateful to John Gosden for his kind permission to mention Enable, and of course to Enable herself for being so incredible.
All our category A members are Chartered Physiotherapists, qualifying initially in human physiotherapy and then post graduate education in animal physiotherapy.
Chartered Physiotherapists have specialist knowledge in anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and pathology. The considerable experience gained in the human field develops refined clinical reasoning and practical skills which are largely transferrable to animal physiotherapy. Many of our members are involved in post graduate research up to PhD level, teaching physiotherapy students and delivering high quality training to other allied veterinary professionals.
Naturally our members are proud of their Chartered status, and we are proud of them and their work!
First up in our #CharteredAndProud is Kate Hesse BPhysio MSc MCSP ACPAT Cat A who specialises in racehorses and works in Newmarket. One of Kate’s patients was the incredible Enable: winner of 11 Group 1s.
A huge congratulations to Frankie Dettori, Prince Khalid Abdullah, John Gosden and his team at Clarehaven for Enable’s stunning 4½ length win in the King George. Fantastic to see this superstar filly showing the big boys how it’s done!
Enable rewards Frankie Dettori hunger with stunning King George triumph
Enable entered the history books at Ascot on Saturday with a stunning victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Diagnosing and dealing with back pain and dysfunction in the racehorse
Kate has an editorial “Back On Track” (full article – courtesy of Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder incorporating Pacemaker) published in Europe’s leading horseracing and bloodstock magazine, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder December 2016 – Issue 148 – page 113.
Back On Track While back pain is a common complaint in thoroughbred racehorses in training, it remains largely misunderstood by people outside the veterinary profession. As such it has been a soft target for many a charlatan and indeed a whole backyard industry has evolved around the supposed ‘putting back in’ of backs that are ‘out of place’. A good starting point to begin to understand this misleading notion of ‘out’, is to take a look at the basic anatomy.
Kate has just had an editorial “Stress Fractures in the Racehorse” (full article – courtesy of Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder incorporating Pacemaker) published in Europe’s leading horseracing and bloodstock magazine, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder April 2016 – Issue 140 – page 88.
Stress fractures in the racehorse Comparing injury, rehabilitation and management with British military personnel
‘Tis the season to be extra vigilant for the signs of stress fracture in our racehorses. In spring, when training ramps up and the flat season begins, the incidence of stress fractures increases, largely due to lack of skeletal adaptation. Given that stress fractures were first described in the scientific literature in 1855 by Breithaupt, a Prussian military physician, who identified the “march fracture” in the metatarsal bones of feet in soldiers, it is perhaps appropriate to take a timely look at the military for what we can learn about these bony injuries and their management.