Research Staff - Jessica York

Jessica York

Jessica York

Equine Hydrotherapist / Resident Research Student, Equine Studies

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Research Interests and Current Research

Jessica is a research student currently studying for a PhD into the effects of the aqua-treadmill on equine biomechanics.  The research is specifically focussing on the effects of water depth on the kinematics of the axial skeleton.

Jessica achieved an MSc in Equine Science from Aberystwyth University where her research interest then focussed on equine reproduction, in particular twinning in Thoroughbred mares.

Areas of Teaching Expertise

Jessica’s current areas of expertise are more closely focussed in the capacities of equine anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and gait analysis.  Jessica has extensive knowledge of equine hydrotherapy.  However, Jessica has both wide-ranging academic and practical horse experience holding the British Horse Society’s Assistant Instructor Qualification enabling her to coach riding and practical horsemanship skills.  Jessica is the Equine Hydrotherapist at Moulton College and works at training and rehabilitating a wide range of horses from all disciplines in the Equine Therapy Centre.  Jessica is not currently working in a teaching capacity.

Selected Recent Publications

York, J. and Walker, A. (2014) Vertical displacement of the equine pelvis when trotting on an aqua treadmill. Equine Vet. J. 46, Suppl. 46, 55.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Member of the British Horse Society (BHS)

Conference Talks

York, J. and Walker, A. (2014) Vertical displacement of the equine pelvis when trotting on an aqua treadmill. Equine Vet. J. 46, Suppl. 46, 55.

York, J. (2016) The kinematics of the equine axial skeleton when exercising on an aqua-treadmill. Symposium presented to: 5th Postgraduate Research Symposium, Moulton College, Northampton, 15 December 2016.

York, J., McCormick, W. D. and Walker, A. (2016) Vertical displacement of the equine withers and pelvis during trot on an aqua-treadmill. Seminar Presentation presented to: International Conference on Canine and Equine Locomotion (ICEL 8), London, 17-19 August 2016.

York, J., McCormick, W. D. and Walker, A. (2016) The kinematics of the equine axial skeleton when exercising on an aqua-treadmill.  Seminar Presentation presented to: University of Northampton Postgraduate Conference, University of Northampton, Northampton, 14 June 2016.

York, J. (2015) The effect of the aqua-treadmill on the kinematics of the equine axial skeleton.  Symposium presented to: 4th Postgraduate Research Symposium, Moulton College, Northampton, 11 December 2015.

York, J., and Walker, A., (2014) Vertical displacement of the equine pelvis when trotting on an aqua-treadmill.  Seminar Presentation presented to: International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP 9), Chester, UK, 15-20 June 2014.

York, J. (2014) The use of the aqua-treadmill in equine rehabilitation and exercise. Symposium presented to: 3rd Postgraduate Research Symposium, Moulton College, Northampton, 16 December 2014.

York, J. (2013) The equine aqua-treadmill and its use in equine therapy and rehabilitation.  Symposium presented to: 2nd Postgraduate Research Symposium, Moulton College, Northampton, 13 December 2013.

York, J. (2012) The aqua-treadmill and its use in the rehabilitation of equine lameness.  Symposium presented to: 1st Postgraduate Research Symposium, Moulton College, Northampton, 18 December 2012.

Posters:

York, J., McCormick, W. D. and Walker, A. (2015) Vertical displacement of the equine withers and pelvis when trotting on an aqua-treadmill.  Poster Presentation presented to: University of Northampton Postgraduate Poster Competition, University of Northampton, Northampton, 13 May 2015.

York, J., (2014) Walking in water: Equine hydrotherapy.  Poster Presentation presented to: University of Northampton Postgraduate Poster Competition, University of Northampton, Northampton, 07 May 2014.

Grants and Funding

The PhD is funded by the Thomas Harrison Trust.

Research Students

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