Equipilates™ Registered Trainer
Gillian is a Chartered Physiotherapist who trained in Cardiff, graduating with a BSc Honours degree in Physiotherapy in 1998, and then worked in the NHS in Hampshire.
After further training with Anna Johnson (Sydney and Athens Olympics Equestrian Team Physio) she worked within Anna's practice in Buckinghamshire. Whilst completing the first Masters Degree in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College, London, she moved to Devon to create a business partnership and start 'South West Veterinary Physiotherapy'. Treating injured riders has lead to pursuing training in rider biomechanics and Pilates (APPI).
After reading and being inspired by Lindsay's book 'Pilates for Riders', Gillian has completed her Level 1 training and is now an Equipilates™ Registered Teacher. Having progressed as a child through the Pony Club, Gillian has since competed in eventing, showjumping and in the show ring, but now is focussing on her goal of achieving balance and harmony in the dressage arena.
Gillian offers one-to-one assessments, group sessions and dismounted workshops in the southwest, designed to improve your performance in the saddle. This complements the physiotherpy work she does with the horse, as addressing issues within a rider will enhance the outcome for both memebers of the team.