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Veterinary Physiotherapy research to be presented at world conference

September 2018

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Research carried out by MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy student Lauren Hunt has been accepted for presentation at the World Association of Laser Therapy conference in Nice.

Lauren’s research - the first study of its kind - involved testing two different laser devices and various doses to see which was best at preventing and/or aiding a horse's recovery from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after an underwater treadmill session. Supervised by WUC Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Physiotherapy Robin Gill, she found all the doses and machines acted very differently in the different locations she tested.

She will travel to France to present the study at the World Convention for Photobiomodulation (Low Level Laser Therapy) in October.

Her research was also recently presented at the International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy’s Rehab Summit in Tennessee, USA, and will soon be published in the journal Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica.

Lauren said: “I’m very excited, a little nervous, in disbelief and couldn’t have done it without Robin’s help!”

Robin said: “I’m extremely proud of Lauren’s hard work. To be accepted for two podium presentations at high profile international conferences is an impressive endorsement.”

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