After studying equine science at university I then went onto to aim my further training at rehabilitation and manipulation. I spent several more years training, in human and equine anatomy & physiology, Sports massage, myofascial release, bowen therapy and spinal manipulation.
I am committed to Continual Professional Development to ensure your horse and you receive the latest and most useful applications of therapeutic techniques and also proud to be able to ensure my training has been of the highest quality. Further training included, with the well known and respected Mary Bromiley Veterinary Physiotherapist, author and lecturer, and Dr D Karmen-chiropractor.......I underwent an extra year of anatomy & physiology training that cannot be taught in a 3 day massage course!! Developing the eye and touch is a skill and I am happy to provide a range of treatments from Bowen therapy for those who are looking specifically for this amazing, gentle and effective therapy to Sports massage, soft tissue manipulation and physical therapies. Also An open mind to what will suit any horse enables a happy athletic performance horse...this is my commitment to your horse!
Qualified and insured equine and human sports therapist, treating horses (EST) around the UK. Trained with Mary Bromiley MBE, world renowned veterinary physiotherapist and author.Based in north lincolnshire, with human clinic (BTC) in N.Lincs, for all types of injuries including back pain, sports injuries, stress, headaches and more.
Member of ESMA an organisation with a full list of therapists who have qualified with Mary Bromiley and adhere to a professional code of conduct and CPD.
Human practitioner since 2004. ECBS.
Sports massage Bowen Therapy laser Therapy Remedial stretches
EST-EQUINE SPORTS THERAPY
Using a range of techniques I look at addressing the 'whole' horse, to tailor treatment to your horse's individual needs and symptoms, including stiffness in horse and rider, poor movement, soreness in the horse's back, bad posture, imbalances, schooling issues or bad behaviour and recovery from injuries or falls. Pre & post competition assessment and treatment.
All equine therapy treatments are made with the consent of your vet and can be in conjunction with your farrier or your saddler. All treatments are aimed at helping your horse to recover from injury more quickly, to relieve pain, stiffness and soreness to rebalance the body and to enhance performance.
Specialising in soft tissue remedial equine therapies, to help you & your horse by supporting recovery and rehabilitation from injury. Also to promote healthy joint function and muscular movement through Sports massage, Bowen therapy-soft tissue manipulation, myo-fascial release and LLLT- laser therapy, an amazing modality for enhanced healing.
Relief of Pain = Improved athletic performance
Having a sports therapist who specialises in HORSE & RIDER, look at you and your horse can be invaluable and is especially effective when treating one to one horse and rider combinations, as your own imbalances can directly affect your horse's way of going. Discover how you and your horse can recover from your injuries faster, get relief from pain and promote freedom of movement and improved flexibility. Unlock stiffness, sore muscles and tension through the back with Equine Sports Therapy and Bowen therapy.
BTC-BOWEN THERAPY CENTRE
For all people in need of Sports therapy, not just horse riders, who can travel to Helen. If you are in pain, sore or stiff and seeking a gentle, yet effective soft tissue therapy to help you back to a quicker recovery.
Contact Helen Thornton directly for an appointment.
More information can be found about the Bowen Therapy Centre and the conditions it can help, on the menu on your left. Helen also treats people whilst at your yard and can give special prices to horse & rider combined treatment.
Ollie Pears racehorse trainer and winner of this year's Musselburgh Gold Cup gives praise to Helen on live TV and in the Racing Post "Without the help of a tremendous back girl, Helen Thornton, this horse would not even be on a race track as he struggled to walk." The horse then went on to win the Musselburgh Gold Cup.
All treatment is carried out in accordance with the veterinary surgeons act 1962