Practitioner safety and the application of learning theory in equine physiotherapy: a preliminary study

  • K. J. Ruffioni (Speaker)
  • Tabor, G. (Speaker)
  • B. E. Lancaster (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation at Conference


Similarly to the equine veterinary profession, there may be a high risk of occupational injury for the equine physiotherapy profession and preventive strategies, such as the application of learning theory (LT), may mitigate workpace injury frequency. The purpose of this study was to identify the frequency of occupational injury among equine physiotherapists and investigate the relationship between injury rate and knowledge of LT. An online survey was distributed, receiving 64 valid responses: of these, 77% (n=51) were qualified veterinary physiotherapists working with equines and their data were taken forward for analysis. The mean injury frequency was 0.59±1 per year, with 70% (n=36) reporting at least one injury during their career. There was a moderate negative correlation (r=-0.34, 95%CI[-0.56,- 0.07], p
PeriodAug 2022
Event title18th International Society for Equitation Science Conference
Event typeConference
LocationGloucester, United KingdomShow on map