Author: Gillian Tabor

Gillian Tabor MSc ResM MCSP HCPCreg Chartered Physiotherapist Cat A member ‘Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy’ Gillian has been working as an ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist for over 15 years. She specialises in physio for horses and riders, with a focus on treatment and rehabilitation of competition horses. Gillian is the programme manager and lectures on the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Hartpury University and is undertaking research, both her own equine projects and supervising students.

Cupping has been around for thousands of years, but past anecdotal and hearsay what evidence and research are there and what are Dr. Gillian Tabor’s thoughts are about this style of therapy. Is it positive or detrimental? Does it improve recovery or damage the tissue? Gillian looks at the history of cupping, what cupping actually does to the body, the different ways of administrating cupping and what limited research there is investigating cupping. https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/dqtke8/Cupping.mp3 OR download to your phone: On your phone go to the App Store and search for Podbean. Download the Podbean app to your phone.Within the Podbean…

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This webinar tackles the psychology of dealing with an injury. Emma and Gillian discuss feelings and emotions that a rider may experience when their horse becomes injured and during the recovery/rehabilitation process. Looking at the horse-human relationship, common reactions to equine injury for owners and riders, and how this may influence your decisions as an owner when it comes to rehab or management choices. My injured horse by Dr Gillian Tabor (a blog)Dr Gillian Tabor has kindly agreed to share with us her blog (follow the link below to read), a glimpse into the emotional and mental journey into dealing…

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On Thurs 20th Jan Dr Gillian Tabor and Emma Davis are holding a webinar on – Coping with your horse’s injury: guilt, grief and rehab – find out more about the webinar here. The webinar will be tackling the psychology of dealing with injury. Emma and Gillian will be discussing feelings and emotions that a rider may experience when their horse becomes injured and during the recovery/rehabilitation process. We’ll look at the horse-human relationship, common reactions to equine injury for owners and riders, and how this may influence your decisions as an owner when it comes to rehab or management…

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Research review – The effect of ground poles and elastic resistance bands on Longissimus Dorsi and Rectus Abdominus muscle activity during equine walk and trot HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE LIVE RESEARCH REVIEWED SESSION: Please join Dr. Gillian Tabor for this research review on Tuesday 30th November at 1pm live in our Members’ private Facebook Group, click here Authors: Karen Shaw, Tena Ursini, David Levine, Jim Richards, Steve Adair Affiliations: Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville. Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,…

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Are you an equine therapist? If yes, please fill in our case study survey and Dr Gillian Tabor will run a webinar about the therapy treatment options which will be open to all. The aim is to have an open and unbiased discussion, to share the knowledge and experience of all the equine therapists in this group. All types of treatment can be included so we can learn from each other. https://forms.office.com/r/Zpr2pY69CP

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The stabled horse – optimising musculoskeletal health by Dr Gillian Tabor follows on from Dr. Kieran O’Brien’s talk, Gillian discusses ways to support the maintenance of your horse during increased periods of stabling. Whilst appreciating that factors such as keeping your horses stabled due to constraints from yard owners, land management, or your horse’s injury are not generally ideal. Gillian will talk through ideas to help your horse’s mobility and physical wellbeing during these times. Through this webinar, Gillian covers key aspects of horses’ mental wellbeing to aid their physical health, feeding positions, mobility exercises, and advice for exercise management.…

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Is your horse in pain? I am feeling sore, I hurt and I am trying to tell you. I am currently whispering but if you don’t hear me, I will have to shout.  Here are a few thoughts to help you decide if you need to investigate whether your horse is in pain. Behaviour change: This seems an easy area to be clear on; however, whilst behavioural changes and pain are overlapping they are not always related. A common reason why clients call me is that their horse’s behaviour has deteriorated – in relation to human expectation. My job in…

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Equine Devices and Gadgets – Electrotherapy by Dr Gillian Tabor.  Find out the WHEN and WHY of Electrotherapy. Covering: Ultrasound (therapeutic, not diagnostic) Laser Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation INDIBA For Your CPD Certificate Click Here To watch the video click on the play arrow below: http:// MORE ABOUT Dr Gillian Tabor: Gillian Tabor is MSc ResM MCSP HCPCreg Chartered Physiotherapist Cat A member ‘Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy’ Gillian Tabor is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has been working as an ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist for over 15 years, in her own practice in Devon.  Gillian specialises in physiotherapy  for…

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