I’m Dr Gillian Tabor, a Chartered Physiotherapist, and I’ve been working as an ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist for over 20 years.
My passion is treating and rehabilitating all types of horses, combining knowledge of biomechanics, behaviour and training with physiotherapy. As well as designing individual rehabilitation plans I integrate hands-on treatments, with electrotherapy, to improve your horse’s posture, performance, balance and strength.
As well as working one-to-one with clients I teach at university. After working with students on rider performance modules at Duchy College, Cornwall, in 2013 I joined Hartpury University and am now a Senior Lecturer and the Programme Manager for the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course.
I completed my doctorate in 2020, the first for Hartpury, entitled ‘The use of objective measurement in Veterinary Physiotherapy’. As well as teaching students, I continue to undertake research in this thematic area both in my own equine projects and via supervising students.
When not working I spend time with my Lusitanos, am a pony club mum, have a dog, two cats, a rabbit and a husband to keep me busy!
I offer in person visits to clients based within one hour of Okehampton, Devon. If you have a horse on rehab and would like support, advice and an individualised plan, please book a call with me to chat about how I can help, via online meet-ups and video.