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Kathryn Nankervis

PhD

  • 107 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
19992019
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Research interests

Kathryn Nankervis set up the Equine Therapy Centre at Hartpury in 1999 and oversees all the commercial, teaching and research activity within the Equine Therapy Centre and the Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance. The Therapy Centre offers rehabilitation for horses recovering from limb lameness and/or back pain, with cases referred from equine practices within the South West region and beyond. The Centre also provides water treadmill exercise as part of the training programmes of dressage and event horses, including the London and Rio Olympic Gold medallist, Valegro. She is co-author, with Dr David Marlin of ‘Equine Exercise Physiology’ and she completed a DPhil on the subject of ‘Physiology and Biomechanics relating to Equine Physical Therapy’ in 2013.  She lectures on equine therapy and exercise physiology at Post Graduate level, and has contributed to M.Sc. Veterinary Physiotherapy programmes at the Royal Veterinary College, Liverpool University and Hartpury College.  Her recent research work has focused on water treadmill exercise in horses; particularly the effects on limb and back movement and she is currently working with Dr Rachel Murray’s group at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket on an international survey of water treadmill use.

Research interests

Kathryn Nankervis set up the Equine Therapy Centre at Hartpury in 1999 and oversees all the commercial, teaching and research activity within the Equine Therapy Centre and the Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance. The Therapy Centre offers rehabilitation for horses recovering from limb lameness and/or back pain, with cases referred from equine practices within the South West region and beyond. The Centre also provides water treadmill exercise as part of the training programmes of dressage and event horses, including the London and Rio Olympic Gold medallist, Valegro. She is co-author, with Dr David Marlin of ‘Equine Exercise Physiology’ and she completed a DPhil on the subject of ‘Physiology and Biomechanics relating to Equine Physical Therapy’ in 2013.  She lectures on equine therapy and exercise physiology at Post Graduate level, and has contributed to M.Sc. Veterinary Physiotherapy programmes at the Royal Veterinary College, Liverpool University and Hartpury College.  Her recent research work has focused on water treadmill exercise in horses; particularly the effects on limb and back movement and she is currently working with Dr Rachel Murray’s group at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket on an international survey of water treadmill use.

Education/Academic qualification

Physiology and Biomechanics relating to Equine Physical Therapy, DPhil, University of the West of England (UWE)

Physiology, BSc

Equine Studies, MSc

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Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)
Thoracic Vertebrae
saddles
Palpation
Ribs
chest
1 Citation (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

A comparison of protraction-retraction of the distal limb during treadmill and water treadmill walking in horses

Lefrancois, K. & Nankervis, K., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 70, p. 57-62 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

Open Access
File
Stifle
exercise equipment
Animal Tarsus
limbs (animal)
Forelimb

Equine Rehabilitation

Nankervis, K. & Carter, K., 1 Feb 2018, Horse International, p. 42-44 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to Lay press/specialist publicationFeatured article

1 Citation (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)

International Survey of Equine Water Treadmills - Why, when and How?

Tranquille, C. A., Tacey, J. B., Walker, V. A., Nankervis, K. & Murray, R. C., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 69, October, p. 34-42 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal Article

Open Access
File
exercise equipment
Horses
horses
rehabilitation (people)
Water

The Use of Swimming in Thoroughbred Racehorse Training

Nankervis, K., May 2018, Animal Therapy Magazine, 12, p. 22-23 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to Lay press/specialist publicationArticle in lay press/specialist publication

Activities 2014 2019

  • 3 Publication peer-review
  • 3 Guest Lecturing
  • 3 Oral presentation at Conference
  • 2 Membership of learned societies or subject associations

Rapid review of performance determinants in Para-Dressage

Sarah J. Hobbs (Speaker), L. St. George (Speaker), J. Reed (Speaker), E. Littelfair (Speaker), R. Stockley (Speaker), C. Thetford (Speaker), J. Sinclair (Speaker), Jane Williams (Speaker), Kathryn Nankervis (Speaker), H. Clayton (Speaker)
Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

Can saddle fitters reliably identify the last thoracic dorsal spinous process in horses

Kathryn Nankervis (Speaker)
23 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

Comparative Exercise Physiology (Journal)

Kathryn Nankervis (Reviewer)
23 Oct 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Comparative Exercise Physiology (Journal)

Kathryn Nankervis (Reviewer)
Feb 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Overview of progress and future of the Equestrian Performance Arena

Kathryn Nankervis (Speaker)
23 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference

Press / Media

Equine research into treadmills at hartpury making waves

Kathryn Nankervis

6/8/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media