Intercalated BMSc presentation skills award 2014-2015

Janie Giraudon was presented with the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery’s ‘BMSc Presentation Skills Award’ from Professor Rami Abboud. This prize is awarded annually to the Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology student who has best presented their research, orally and visually.

Janie had previously presented her research along with four other students from the TORT Centre at the 13th International Conference on Clinical Biomechanics at Staffordshire University on April 23-25, 2015.

Janie’s study “Can horse riding reduce the effects of spasticity in the limbs of children with cerebral palsy?” aimed to discover if there are any positive changes in pressure distribution in children with Cerebral Palsy during therapeutic horse riding (Hippotherapy).

Janie’s research and the surrounding story have already attracted considerable attention from media and press around the World including: Scottish Television News (STV); WAVE 102 Radio; TayFM Radio; Horsetalk New Zealand; AHSP Tayside.

Professor Rami Abboud, Head of Department, stated: "Janie should be proud of the research she has conducted this year. She designed the study herself which is a very interesting and rewarding area of equestrian research. Janie’s enthusiasm, knowledge and skills are justly rewarded as she presented her work with the same attributes."