Dr. Narelle Stubbs BappSc
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Dr. Narelle Stubbs BappSc(PT), M.AnimST(Vet.Physiotherapy), PhD
Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation: Physiotherapist(PT)
International Lecturer, Researcher, Clinician and Physiotherapy Consultant
Tierklinik Luesche, D-49456 Bakum-Luesche Essener Strasse 39 a
Germany. www.tieklinik-luesche.de Tierklinik Samorin, Slovkia.
Author of over 40 peer reviewed research publictions
1998-2015: Official Australian Equestrian Team Physiotherapist
2007-2015: Associate Professor of Equine Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy; Equine sports medicine and biomechanics research associate; Lecturer and clinician at the McPhail Equine Performance Center, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
1999-current: Lecturer, clinician and research advisor; Animal Rehabilitation Institute, Loxahatchee Florida, USA.
Narelle originally graduated from the University of Sydney (PT), moving to the UK in 1995 she completed her ACPAT.A (Vet.PT) credentials in 1997. Following, she worked in large-small animal and human private practice in the UK until 2002. On returning to Australia Narelle completed her Post Graduate MSc(Vet.PT) at Queensland University (UQ). From 2003-2007 she continued to lecture/instruct and assist in the coordination of the MSc(Vet.PT) at UQ. During which she commenced her PhD in Equine back pain using a physiotherapeutic neuromotor control approach. Dr Narelle Stubbs’ PhD (UQ) focused on equine back pain from a functional anatomical perspective. This pioneering novel research applied the current motor control research and clinical models from human back pain. Under the supervision of Prof Catherine McGowan and Prof Paul Hodges she developed ultrasonographic techniques to functionally differentially assist in the diagnosis and management of thoracolumbar and pelvic dysfunction in the horse, along with exercise and treatment strategies.
Her current research focus is on equine: Vet-PT-Rehabilitation including back and neck dysfunction; biomechanics; neuromotor control; horse – rider unit interaction and athletic performance; and functional differential diagnostics including various forms of ultrasonography. She has authored over 30 peer reviewed scientific publications, along with multiple veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation text chapters, co-editor of a primary international evidence based Animal Physiotherapy text (2007), and published many lay texts and articles. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Narelle_Stubbs
Narelle lectures regularly at international scientific meetings, professional conferences and to riding enthusiasts throughout the world. As a guest lecturer she teaches on multiple Post Graduate Master’s degree, diploma and certificate level programs in Veterinary Physiotherapy throughout the world including: United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain, Scandinavia, Germany, United States and Brazil.
Narelle has been the official Australian Equestrian Team Physiotherapist (horse & rider) at 4 Olympic and 5 World Equestrian Games (1998-2014), across all disciplines.
Narelle currently consultants internationally in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation which includes clinical-teaching-outreach and research at multiple international academic and independent institutions, clients and international collaborations with multiple academic and private institutions.