Staff profile

Claire  Styles

Claire Styles

MSc, BSc


Course Manager for MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy (UG) and BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy
Lecturer for Veterinary Physiotherapy and Equine therapy


I have been riding for over 25 years and working in the equine industry in various jobs for the last 13 years. I have been running my therapy business since early 2011 which I continue to do alongside my lecturing work.

I qualified as a McTimoney practitioner in 2013 for which you are required to complete a 3 year MSc level course covering anatomy, pathology, neurology, gait, clinical evaluation, practice and professionalism as well as learning the McTimoney technique itself including palpation and adjustment skills for the skeletal system. I was also required to write an MSc level dissertation for which I researched rider handedness in relation to pelvic misalignment in the horse.

Prior to the McTimoney course I had already completed the Equinology Equine Body Workers Course in 2010 followed by Myofascial Release in 2011 both with Equinenergy Ltd.


MSc Animal manipulation
PG Dip Animal Health
BSc Equine Science
HNC Equine Management
Equinology Equine Bodyorker
Myofascial Release practitioner

Subject Areas

Equine and Canine manual therapies
Skeletal alignment and soft tissue management
Rehabilitation and Exercise
Functional Anatomy
Assessment techniques for equine and canine therapy
Academic and professional skills