Event information

Event venue: Online
Date: On-demand

Price: £30.00

Event description

There are several modalities that come under the banner of ‘electrotherapy’, with new and updated technology coming on to the market annually. Many bodyworkers rely heavily on electrotherapy in their everyday practice when treating their patients, in conjunction with more traditional ‘hands on’ or physical therapy.

But do you really understand the up-to-date research, clinical reasoning and limitations for each modality? Can you explain how each one works on a cellular level to your client and how it’s helping their animal – horse or dog? Do you understand the contraindications and, how they can be used in conjunction with veterinary care?

This event brings together the top-level academics, clinical practitioners, vets and body workers to discuss protocols, treatment plans, efficacy, research and specific clinical reasoning. If you use electrotherapy, are looking to add to your machines or, would like to have a greater level of knowledge in this field, you CANNOT miss this event.

The event follows our very successful ‘roundtable’ format, with our speakers having topics to discuss but, the conversation is free flowing and organic. We find this is much easier to listen to than presentations and, elicits some very interesting discussion between the professionals!


  • Prof. Tim Watson
  • Jodie Daglish
  • Patrick Herbots
  • Dr. Stephen Barabas
  • Helen Walsh

    Prof. Tim Watson Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Health & Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, PhD BSc FCSP DipTP

    Tim trained as a physiotherapist in London, UK, qualifying in 1979. After spending some years in the Health Service, and with various sports clubs and National Teams, he took up a lecturing role at West Middlesex Hospital, then Brunel University and now at the University of Hertfordshire. He undertook a degree in Biomedical Sciences followed by a PhD in Bioelectronics from the University of Surrey in 1994. He researches in several fields associated primarily with electro physical agents / electrotherapy and tissue repair and is currently Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire and a freelance consultant. He has published over 60 journal papers, is editor of a core text on electrotherapy and has contributed numerous chapters in other edited texts. He has served on the Editorial Board of 2 physical therapy journals and has reviewed for more than 25 journals and grant authorities and has presented more than 940 professional lectures, short courses and conference papers. He is responsible for the web site and instigated the Electrophysical Forum ( He was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK in 2013 and is on the Executive for the Electro Physical Agents and Diagnostic Ultrasound (EPADU) group in the UK and was President of the International Society for Electro Physical Agents in Physical Therapy (ISEAPT) group of the WCPT (2015-2019). Although technically retired, he continues to research, write and present.

    Jodie Daglish Consultant at Newmarket Equine Hospital, BVSc MS DipACVSMR MRCVS

    Jodie graduated from Bristol University Veterinary School in 2010. She initially undertook a 2 year internship at Newmarket Equine Hospital before pursuing an ambulatory role at Lambourn Equine Vets, working predominantly with event horses and racehorses. Following this Jodie moved to the University of California, Davis to study integrative sports medicine with a focus on acupuncture and chiropractic application in the sports horse. Jodie then enrolled in a one year equine diagnostic imaging internship at Colorado State University before transitioning into the equine sports medicine and rehabilitation residency program. During this time Jodie completed a Masters in Clinical Sciences and successfully attained board certification in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in February 2020. Jodie returned to work at Newmarket Equine Hospital in September 2019 and currently has a consultant role, providing lameness assessments and poor performance evaluation. She also is responsible for development of rehabilitation protocols for inpatients, post operative patients and for those presenting with a primary issue not requiring surgery. This is a consultation service that Jodie additionally provides remotely in conjunction with home veterinarians.

    During her residency training Jodie gained extensive knowledge and experience in equine musculoskeletal rehabilitation at Colorado State University, the original home of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. She has worked tirelessly in the advancement of the understanding and application of rehabilitation techniques utilising therapeutic modalities, manual therapy and physical therapy.

    Jodie is the first equine veterinarian in the UK to have specialist residency training in equine rehabilitation and has the capacity to provide protocols in laser therapy, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, NMES, acupuncture, kinesiotape application and physical therapy.

    Jodie applies a whole horse approach to her case management and encourages owners and trainers to build a dynamic system of feedback and program review so that programs can be adapted rapidly and to accommodate difficulties or success according to progress.

    Patrick Herbots DVM, Ghent University, Veterinary Physiotherapy, DVM, Ca & EqPhys

    Bio to follow.

    Dr. Stephen Barabas Honorary Consultant Laser Specialist at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, BSc BVMS MRCVS

    Stephen Barabas is a graduate of Glasgow University Vet School. He is an Honorary Laser Consultant at St Thomas and Guy’s Hospital in London. He runs two companies: a human medical company, K-Laser UK Ltd, working with the NHS, sports franchises and private healthcare using Class IV K-Laser therapy (treating diabetic wounds, acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain syndromes). VBS Direct, providing innovative equipment to vet practices and animal rehab specialists. He lectures and continues to set up research projects to improve our therapies, techniques, protocols and medical equipment to improve quality of healing and pain management.

    Helen Walsh Clinical and Product Lead, Indiba UK

    Bio to follow.