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Equine physiocure

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Anna is physio to 'Gunthwaite Dressage' (Hannah and Becky Moody) and the Northern division of BYRDS (British Young Riders in Dressage) and has lectured to the senior riders.

She specialises in the assessment and treatment of riders on and off the horse, with a keen interest in relating her Pilates and core stability knowledge to achieving a better seat and improved posture.

Anna and Louise have begun teaching Pilates courses for Northern based British Dressage riders.


Contact Anna on 07793 811209 to find out more about her service or to book an appointment.


I have just completed a pilates course at Cookridge Hall with Anna Nelson and Louise Grant. They are physiotherapists that based at Physiocure® in Cookridge Hall, Leeds. Anna is also both a rider, and works as physio with the Moodys in Sheffield. The course is held in the lovely environment of Cookridge Hall and was well supported with some 20 riders, some from a dressage background and some not.

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I just wanted to offer you a bit of feedback from the pilates course I have just attended.

I have to admit I was quite daunted by the thought of it at first, but once I was there I recognised a few local faces and Anna and Louise were fantastic at putting everyone at ease.

Before I attended I knew that I had a weaker left side (the only side my horse spooks to!) but I didn’t realise how to correct it or to what extent! The exercises highlighted the weakness but at least then I could see and feel how to correct it.

Over the weeks my left side has definitely become stronger and I am much more aware of my posture generally.

I have found it difficult to practise at home (lack of time) but do find myself really concentrating on my core whilst riding and for me imagining the headlights and spirit level on my hips has made a huge difference.

The classes have helped with my co-ordination too as when I am focused on my core stability I can use my arms and legs independently without losing balance or having to compensate with the other side (ok - so this part is still a "work in progress" as I do have a wobble occasionally!).

The class was well subscribed but Anna and Louise ensured that you were always corrected if you were doing something wrong. You never felt left on your own or like you couldn't ask as one would demonstrate the exercise whilst the other walked around checking everyone was doing it right.

The other great thing was that if you were finding an exercise particularly easy (not many!) they would show you how to take it up a level and make it slightly harder.

I have been well impressed and will definitely be attending again. It has actually been quite good fun and great to meet so many other local riders. On a less serious note I think we all have had a giggle at the sound of one another’s clicking ankles/knees and perhaps the occasional resistance band pinging off here and there.

A massive thank you to Anna and Louise!

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Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of problems and injuries that affect muscles, joints, nerves and soft tissues.

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Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Treatment may involve exercise prescription, advice, hands-on therapy, electrotherapy and taping.

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Graded manipulations of the spine or other joints to restore movement, relieve pain and aid postural correction.

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Soft Tissue Mobilisations

Myofascial release, trigger point massage, deep transverse frictions, muscle energy techniques, positional release, cupping and massage.

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Dry needling and electroacupuncture for relief of pain and muscle spasm. Sterile disposable needles are used.

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Injury Rehabilitation

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Biomechanical assessment of the foot and lower limb. Treatment may include exercises, strapping, manipulation and insoles.

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The use of both Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Clinical Hypnotherapy for a wide range of issues.

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What our clients say about us

  • Over the last 10 years I have consistently referred patients to the team at Physiocure. The bespoke treatment Anna and Louise offer patients is ideal for the complex hip patients we have in the practice.

    Jon Conroy BSc.MSc.MB.ChB. FRCS (Tr & Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

  • Anna and Louise at Physiocure have been treating patients from the Yorkshire Knee Clinic for over 15 years with excellent results. Together with their team of highly professional colleagues, they are able to provide comprehensive assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for our patients.

    Nick London, MA MD (Cantab) FRCS (Tr & Orth) Specialist Knee Surgeon The Yorkshire Knee Clinic, Harrogate, Leeds

  • I have worked with Louise and all the team at Physiocure for a number of years. Both herself and Anna run an excellent practice combining up-to-date knowledge, a wealth of experience and a highly motivated team.

    Professor Max Fehily, Consultant Hip Surgeon, Manchester Hip Clinic

  • I have worked with Anna and Louise for many years now and found them to be exceptional physiotherapists. They have successfully treated many of my more complex shoulder patients, as well as athletes.

    Lennard Funk, BSc MSc FRCS(Tr&Orth) FFSEM(UK), Shoulder Surgeon, Wrightington Hospital

  • I travelled 5 hours by car from my home in Sussex for two days of intensive sessions with many different people in the Physiocure team. I can say without any reservation that not only was it more than worth the trip, but that I would and will do it again, because the care, concern, dedication and professionalism of everyone I encountered at Physiocure was absolutely outstanding.

    Camilla Black, Sussex

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EDS UK Community Champion Awards!

"2023 has brought more nominations for Community Champions within the EDS and HSD community. In this issue we highlight our most recent recipient who has both gone above and beyond in either raising awareness, promoting and disseminating education on the syndromes, supporting people with EDS or other significant contributions such as adaptations and inclusivity. The awards also celebrate innovative products which make a difference to the lives of people with EDS or HSD.

Congratulations to Anna at Physiocure on being recognised as an EDS UK Community Champion! The award was presented to Anna by Lisa, our West Yorkshire volunteer along with Sally, a Leeds member who was one of the people who nominated Anna for the award."

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The Physiocure Team, in collaboration with Coventry University have had a new paper published titled - 'The value of Dynamic Elastomeric Fabric Orthoses in the management of a complex Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome patient: a case report.’

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