Currently studying for her Master's Degree in Equine Sciences, and specialising in Equitation and Orthopaedics, at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences at Edinburgh University, Katie ensures that her knowledge is up to date and of the highest level. Alongside her Master's she is also studying for:
- Advanced level Equine Biomechanics
- Equine Rehabilitation, Lameness Diagnosis and Treatment
- Advanced Spinal Mobilisation
- Equine Exercise Rehabilitation with Specialism in Groundwork and Straightness
Katherine Buncombe BSc (hons),UKCC, FdSc, Cert ESMT
Fully Qualified, Insured and Approved Equine Sports Massage and Rehabilitation Therapist.
With over 18 years equine experience covering a range of disciplines, breeds, training methods and levels, I can bring a high level of understanding alongside my qualifications. I pride myself in being able to use my training to undertake a problem-solving method when treating horses. A horse's natural instinct can mean that they hide issues and compensate until it gets to a point that they hurt too much. This often means that the issue shown, such as forelimb lameness or shoulder tension, is not the causal problem, with further investigation required.
Whilst taking a short break from horses,
I qualified with a first-class honours BSc degree in Agricultural Sciences and Land Management from a combination of Harper Adams University
College and the University of Northampton (Moulton College).
I began training in equine studies in 2016 with Wolds Equine Rehabilitation and Training Centre, with whom I qualified with Distinction in 2018.
During this time I was required to undertake hours of practical work, in depth case studies and extensive research into the science and basis for everything I do. Since that point I have undertaken a large amount of training into a range of diagnostic skills and treatment techniques, such as Ultrasound, TENs, Animal Physiotherapy, Equine Behaviour and Psychology and Genetics CPDs.
I am very proud of the fantastic reputation Equiflex has developed with its customers, both equine and otherwise!