|Liz Hadland Grad.Dip.Phys. MCSP
Liz Hadland is a qualified chartered physiotherapist specialising in the treatment of horses and dogs.
She graduated from Guy's School of Physiotherapy in 1988 and gained several years of valuable experience in the human field including work at Gatwick Park Hospital outpatients, Horsham Rugby Club and reserve physio for Sussex rugby team. She also extended her skills with post-graduate training in Cyriax techniques to learn how to safely and effectively manipulate joints.
Her transfer to animal work was rapid, working full-time on the four-legged variety from 1993. She was recognised as a clinical educator for students of the Veterinary Physiotherapy course, run at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, in 2002.
Having been a member of ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy) for many years, Liz is currently not a member. She is now involved with the setup of a group encompassing complimentary therapies internationally, with the aim of expanding knowledge by comparing and sharing the different treatment techniques used by practitioners.
Liz has been involved with all aspects of competition riding. She competed in showjumping and won a scholarship to train with Dick Stilwell at the BEC as a Young Rider. She produced Novices, and competed up to Grade A with Hobbs Choice who is now 23 and still going strong! She also evented at novice level, qualifying for the Horse and Hound Novice Championships in her first season.
A serious knee injury in 1994 put paid to Liz's competitive career, but she is again enjoying riding at a much more sedate pace although an introduction to polo whilst in Argentina last year showed there are many aspects of riding yet to be tried!!