About Burton Sports Therapy
Rachel Burton has been practicing for over 11 years having studied hard over a 9 (plus) year period gaining the following qualifications in MSc McTimoney (Animal Chiropractic), Post graduate diploma in Clinical Sports and Remedial therapy (level 5), BSc Hons in Human & Equine Sports Science, Equine Body Worker certification (EBW), Diploma Canine Remedial Massage, Low level laser therapy certification. Further studies continue in MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy and regular Continued Professional Development (CPD) Courses.
Following up a long term personal interest in Human and Animal physical therapy and rehabilitation, Rachel gained valuable experience as an Animal McTimoney (Chiropractic techniques), and Human/Animal sports/remedial massage therapist.
Rachel has lectured in practical and theoretical aspects of Animal and Human sports science to degree and HND students. She retains a particular interest in nutrition, exercise therapy (dynamic and passive), rehabilitation from acute and long-term injury, plus ways to develop Animal/Humans to ensure optimum performance, including static, ridden and non-ridden ground exercises.
Rachel remains busy in her practice in the East midlands and is fortunate to provide treatments for a wide variety of patients from polo, racing, dressage and hunting horses to working dogs and human runners, golfers, riders, triathletes and those who are just hard-working people or animals wanting to feel more comfortable.
During equine and canine treatments Rachel uses skills to palpate (feel) for restrictions/fixed areas in the spine and joints elsewhere, plus associated soft tissue abnormalities or muscle tension, followed by a gait analysis to assess any links between dysfunction. The treatment includes the latest veterinary and McTimoney techniques, Sports & Remedial Massage and Electrotherapy (Low level laser therapy, tens/electrostimulation, ultrasound, to encourage tissue repair and nerve/blood function). Following treatment further aftercare advise on rest, exercise, rehabilitation clinics and follow up treatments are discussed.
When Rachel is not working she enjoys competing in a wide range of sports (with her husband Graham) including Triathlon, cross country running and swimming; she was an active member of the Stratford Swimming Club. She also holds the Sports Swim Coaching ASA Level 2 qualification and loves swimming, Obstacle runs, running, cycling and recently taken to triathlons.
Rachel runs regular clinics to teach basic equine massage (watch her Facebook page for upcoming dates). Her human and equine/canine client’s needs are wide ranging and include those wishing to improve their health and performance, as well as individuals undergoing rehabilitation following an accident, injury or illness.
Rachel is a competent horsewoman, who had a great passion to help with bringing on youngsters while working in the racing industry. She has ridden and competed from an early age. Before hanging up her boots in 2011 she rode with success Eventing, Team Chasing, Show Jumping and in Point-to-Points.
Dogs have been a part of Rachel's family for as long as she can remember. Early memories include running with her father (Barry) and dogs (Toby, Ozzie and Alfie) over fields.
Now 'Horrice' the golden retriever is Rachel's daily assistant!
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