Hartpury College

GILLIAN TABOR - LECTURER AND MODULE LEADER MSC VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY

Gillian graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1998 which allowed membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
Whilst working part-time in the NHS Gillian completed post-graduate training and then a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College. Since leaving the NHS in 2004 to concentrate on her business treating horses and riders she has combined a passion for management of both happy hackers and competition horses with teaching and lecturing to owners, vets and equine students at HE level. In 2011 she started a Research Masters at Plymouth University studying the effects of dynamic mobilisation exercises on the core musculature of the horse.

In 2013 Gillian joined Hartpury College and now, as well as running her business, she works part-time leading modules and lecturing on the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course. Alongside this Gillian has pursued a personal interest in Pilates and use modified Pilates techniques to help riders to improve their performance in the saddle.

Teaching Interests:
Treatment and rehabilitation of the Equine.
Physiotherapy – Canine and Equine

Research Interests:
Posture and core musculature of the horse
Recent Research Activity and Publications:
ISES 2012 Oral Presentation of ResM project
ICEEP (intermediary meeting - 2012) Poster presentation of ResM project

Publications:

Tabor, G.F., Randle, H et al (2014) ‘An investigation into the ability of riders to obtain an ideal dressage position.’ Proceedings of the tenth International Society of Equitation Science Conference Denmark  Tabor, G.F. and Randle, H. (2013) ‘Validation of a simple method to quantify equine thoracolumbar posture’. Proceedings of the ninth International Society of Equitation Science Conference. USA

Tabor, G.F., Johansson, C. and Randle, H. (2012). ‘The effect of dynamic mobilisation exercises on the multifidus muscle thoroughbred racehorses’. Proceedings of the eighth International Society for Equitation Science Conference, Edinburgh, U.K, p64.

Tabor, G.F., Johansson, C. and Randle, H. (2012). ‘A comparison of measurement techniques of thoracic epaxial musculature in the horse’.  Ninth International Conference of Equine Exercise Physiology, Liverpool, U.K.

Tabor, G.F. and Randle, H. (2012). ‘Upper body lateral deviation, with unilateral leg movement, on a gym ball’.  Proceedings of the ninth International Society of Equitation Science Conference. USA