Hi! I’m Debbie
Movement Educator, Sports Therapist, Writer
If you are struggling with pain, lack of mobility and a position in the saddle that you just can’t get where you want it to be, this site is for YOU! It is FULL of practical, real-life info that you can implement into your day straight away, with no heavy guilt trips that you haven’t made it to the gym, and with a small amount of time investment.
I’m all about keeping things real, so this isn’t about being “perfect” all the time, it’s about getting to know your body in a way that shows you how to enjoy it; by removing pain, improving your mobility and sitting better in the saddle.
Life gets in the way for all of us, and here’s the truth; I am certainly not a perfect mover all day every day! Just like I don’t always eat exactly what I ‘should’ eat. But I want you to know that that’s ok. You don’t have to follow rigid rules to make a difference.
My aim is to give you the information you need to move your body in a way that looks after it on the ground, and sets you up for your best position in the saddle.
So who am I?!
I have had an equestrian career that has taken me from grooming to riding to coaching to lecturing and eventually to sports therapy, which has seen me work in a number of countries across the world.
I founded db Muscle Therapy in 2009, and I am really proud of the business it has evolved into. At the heart it has always been about helping people and their horses be more comfortable in their bodies. Showing clients a better way of moving and strengthening and seeing the results is always a real joy.
I love seeing people winning at what they work so hard for, and one of my most special and privileged jobs was to work as a soft tissue therapist at London 2012 for the NZ Para Equestrian Team and again at WEG 2014.
If you would love to join the community and receive info that will help you to understand how you can move your body better to serve your riding and to find out about all that we are doing, please feel free to sign up to the community for our Riders Digest, delivered straight to your inbox every week!