Kate Hesse, BPhty MSc MCSP ACPAT(A) is an internationally respected Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist who joined our team in 2003.
Kate treats all types of horses from children's ponies to elite eventers; however her special interest is horses in training. Kate recently completed the MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy at the Royal Veterinary College, achieving a distinction grade. Her research into the identification of Thoroughbred racehorses at risk of hindlimb fracture was supervised by Dr Kristien Verheyen DVM MSc PhD MRCVS, Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology.
Although epidemiological studies have identified population-level risk factors for fracture development in racehorses, recognising individuals at increased risk remains a challenge. Early detection of injury can significantly reduce the incidence of more serious fractures, during training and on the racecourse.
Kate's services are available at our Diagnostic Centre and in racing yards in the local area. For more information, see Kate's website, www.ontrackphysio.com.
Further information about the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) is available on their website.