Webinar – The What, Why, When and How of water treadmill exercise – Dr Kathryn Nankervis

The What, Why, When and How’ of Water Treadmill exercise

Within the webinar Katherryn will be talking about the nature of the modality, what we know about the physiological and biomechanical effects of it within a session and in the longer term, why trainers choose to use it and how to ensure the session fits your training or rehabilitation goals.



This webinar will go live on the website at 8.30am on Saturday 11th February. 
You will be able to access this webinar in the Webinar section of the website here.


Dr Kathryn Nankervis

Kathryn Nankervis set up the Equine Therapy Centre at Hartpury in 1999 and oversees all the commercial, teaching and research activity within the Equine Therapy Centre and the Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance.

The Therapy Centre offers rehabilitation for horses recovering from limb lameness and/or back pain, with cases referred from equine practices within the South West region and beyond. The Centre also provides water treadmill exercise as part of the training programmes of dressage and event horses, which included that of London and Rio Olympic Gold medallist, Valegro. 

She is co-author, with Dr David Marlin of ‘Equine Exercise Physiology’ and she completed a DPhil on the subject of ‘Physiology and Biomechanics relating to Equine Physical Therapy’ in 2013.  She lectures on equine therapy and exercise physiology at Post Graduate level, and has contributed to M.Sc. Veterinary Physiotherapy programmes at the Royal Veterinary College, Liverpool University and Hartpury University.  Her recent research work has been carried out in collaboration with Dr Rachel Murray and Dr Russell Mackechnie-Guire and has focused on water treadmill exercise in horses; particularly the effects on limb and back movement and she co-authored ‘Guidelines for Water Treadmill Use’ as part of the Equine Hydrotherapy Working Group.



11 Feb 2023


8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 11 Feb 2023
  • Time: 3:00 am - 6:00 pm