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Sophie Delemarre

BSc Physiotherapy 

My name is Sophie Delemarre. I've always been interested in biology and the human body. Therefore, I decided to study physical therapy. December 2016 I graduated.

Right now I'm working as a physical therapist in Den Bosch and Aarle-Rixtel. Besides the 'common' patients I treat equestrians with all kinds of horse-related problems and injuries. 

Because little research is done on equestrians, I decided to use my expertise as a physical therapist to work with equestrians and to do research on equestrians and the horse-rider relationship. In July 2017 I've presented my first research (Equestrian Balance) at the European Congress of Sport Science. I hope to continue with further research in the future and to keep working in this field because working with horses (and their riders) turned into a hobby that got a bit out of hand! 

Movements of the saddle in relation to the horse's back 22 Apr 2019 Influence of the rider
Balance in stance 26 Mar 2019 Exercise therapy
Metabolism in horse and rider during showjumping 17 Feb 2019 Rider fitness
Injuries in horseracing 10 Feb 2019 Rider fitness
Concussions in equestrian athletes 29 Jan 2019 Rider fitness
A new look on injuries: the body protection vest 09 Jan 2019 Rider fitness
Horse riding and sport bras 11 Dec 2018 Rider fitness
Horse riding after a stroke 28 Nov 2018 Rider fitness
Pro-active Management of the Equine Athlete 24 Oct 2018 Articles
The lack of protective equipment in rodeo riders 23 Sep 2018 Rider fitness
Spine fractures caused by horse riding 28 Aug 2018 Rider fitness
A look back on equestrian injuries 16 Aug 2018 Rider fitness
Back in time. How much impact does your cap have? 19 Jul 2018 Rider fitness
Equestrian injuries. Are we addressing functional outcomes? 06 Jul 2018 Rider fitness
The influence of saddle type upon lower back pain 25 Jun 2018 Saddlery
Body image disturbance in equestrian athletes 16 Jun 2018 Rider fitness
Time to refocus on injury prevention? 25 May 2018 Rider fitness
Treating ADHD with horse-related activities 07 May 2018 Articles
Parents perceptions of therapeutic horseback riding 23 Apr 2018 Rider fitness
Hippotherapy - Indications and Effectiveness 09 Apr 2018 Rider fitness
Effects of horseriding on post-traumatic stress disorder 27 Mar 2018 Rider fitness
Injuries associated with recreational horse riding 06 Dec 2017 Rider fitness
Orthopaedic Injuries in Equestrian Sports 01 Nov 2017 Rider fitness
Falls and injuries to polo players 11 Oct 2017 Rider fitness
Look before you leap: risk calculation obstacles in eventing 27 Sep 2017 Rider fitness