Increase suppleness and flexibility

Enhance postural awareness

Improve core stability

Promote healing

Enhance athletic performance

Welcome to Chiltern Vet Physio run by Dr Tracy Crook…

Chartered Physiotherapist & Veterinary Physiotherapist

Tracy is based in Holmer Green, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Animal physiotherapy, rehabilitation and remedial exercise is provided for clients across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Areas covered include High Wycombe, Amersham, the Chalfonts, Watford, Wendover, Slough, Milton Keynes, Luton and London.

Tracy also works from a Small Animal Veterinary Clinic in Hazlemere, near High Wycombe. Tracy is the recommended animal physiotherapist for Chiltern Equine Clinic & Crossroads Veterinary Centre. Referrals are accepted from all Veterinary Practices.

Human physiotherapy and individual Pilates sessions are provided in the Holmer Green Clinic and on a home visit basis. Group Pilates classes are currently run at Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre (Wendover), Widmer Equestrian Centre (Lacey Green), Moorwards Farm and Equestrian Coaching Facility (Iver Heath).

See the Pilates page for full details.

Tracy also provides “Rider Analysis & Rider Pilates Clinics” with Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics and “Rider and Pilates Clinics” with Rob Waine Dressage.

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Interested in the latest research in Equine water treadmills?

Current Knowledge of Equine Water Treadmill Exercise: What Can We Learn From Human and Canine Studies?

Tranquille, Carolyne. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Volume: 50 Issue 1 (2017)


Equine water treadmills (WTs) are increasingly being found in research and therapy centers and private competition yards. However, the programs incorporating WT exercise for training and rehabilitation of horses are mainly based on anecdotal evidence due to the lack of scientific evidence available. This review aims to evaluate what is currently known about WT exercise for horses drawing on what is known from human and canine investigations. Studies of WT exercise have demonstrated that water depth, temperature, and speed have a significant effect on physiological responses in humans. The physiological studies in horses show many similarities to human responses with much evidence demonstrating that WT exercise is an aerobic form of exercise which does not appear to induce improvement in aerobic capacity when used within training programs. Equine and canine studies have shown that water depth can have a significant effect on the biomechanical responses to WT exercise, but little is known about the effect of different speeds at the various water depths. Key areas we would recommend for future research are as follows: how combinations of water depth and speed alter equine biomechanics compared to overland exercise, determination of long-term benefits of WT exercise, and how to use WT for rehabilitation for horses with specific injury.
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Pilates for Horse Riders: Summer Classes 2017

Get fit, have fun and improve your core strength and position whilst riding! Monday 19th June to 10th July for 4 weeks = £45-60 6.15 – 7.15 pm Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre 7.30 – 8.30 pm Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre (*not the 19th) Tuesday 13th...

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