Helen R Mathie

: Matfen, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: 07779 587 472: Helenpix@icloud.com: http://www.syncthermology.com/: MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


I am an ACPAT Chartered Physiotherapist with over 12 years experience treating horses. I was Team GB Paradressage physiotherapist for 10 years and currently freelance for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Performance Programme.

I have treated horses and riders at two Paralympic Games, 2 World Equestrian Games, and numerous European and Asian Championships.

I have been riding for forty years and have produced youngsters for both eventing and dressage from foals.  I adore TB’s and have been a barefoot convert for the past 4 years. I am fascinated by how the equine foot can adapt and heal once the correct environment/nutrition and exercise are all in place. I am constantly learning about barefoot horses and have a library of Pete Ramey books and videos!

I also work freelance for Syncthermology specialising in equine and camelid thermography and am an FEI Permitted Equine Therapist.

I provide comprehensive dynamic equine assessments and a bespoke treatment plan (please note vet permission is required as in accordance with the Veterinary Surgeons Act.

I have laser, pulsed mag, NMES, and utilise fascial release techniques, joint mobilisations, cranial-sacral treatment, k-taping, functional movement re-education and remedial groundwork exercises.


MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

www.acpat.org via Royal Veterinary College

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Bsc (Hons) Animal Science
(Nottingham University)


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Health Care Professions Council

Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Therapists (RAMP)

Association of Chartered Physiotherapists In Animal Therapy ( ACPAT CAT A)

Area Covered

Newcastle area.

International travel also available

Further Education

Syncthermology Imaging Technician ( Thermography)

Numerous CPD courses including:
Equine massage ( The late Mary Bromiley)
Equine pathologies – Jean Marie Denoix
Lectured on Centaur Biomechanics equine and rider courses
Equine spinal dysfunction – Dr Nicole Rombach
Written equine and human physiotherapy articles for Horse & Hound, British Dressage, British Eventing and Your Horse.

3 day whole equine dissection with Sharon-May-Davis – anatomist & pathologist.

2 day seminar with Manolo Mendez

Andy Thomas – Event Physio Team USA Part 1 & 2 Rider courses.

3 research papers published in conjunction with Centaur Biomechanics relating to saddle slip/horse-rider interaction.

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