Horses

Often, to achieve best results, a combination of mobilisation, manipulation and electrotherapy are used in conjunction with advice on exercise programmes.

Communication with the referring veterinary surgeon is vital where ongoing treatment is being run concurrently with physiotherapy. We recommend regular veterinary evaluation to identify the early signs and stages of lameness and disease.

Equine Conditions

  • Failure to Perform
  • Not Improving in Lessons
  • Muscle Imbalance
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nerve Injury
  • Tendon/Ligament Damage
  • Wounds – Non Healing and acute
  • Orthopaedic Conditions
  • Compensatory Problems
  • Saddle Related Problems
  • Stiffness
Physiotherapy Treatments:

  • Soft Tissue Mobilisations
  • Manipulation
  • Muscle Stimulation
  • Laser Treatment
  • Massage/Stretches/Electrotherapy
  • Laser & Ultrasound
  • Pain Relief/Muscle Re-education
  • Gait Re-education
  • Soft Tissue Healing
  • Exercise Therapy

equine physiotherapy
Amanda Testing Hindleg Flexibility
Compensatory Problems– Such as:

  • Foot Imbalance
  • Lower Limb Lameness
  • Rider Asymmetry
  • Overtraining
  • Too sports specific (i.e. only dressage)

Arthritic/Older Horse

  • Help with flexibility
  • Pain Relief
  • Improved muscle function
  • Improve quality of life

horse therapy
Craniosacral Therapy for Neck Problems
Sports Injuries

  • Pre-screening for potential problems for example:-
    • Back Mobility
    • Hamstring Length
  • Pre-competition
    • Flexibility and enhanced mobility
    • Flare ups of chronic joint problems
  • Post-competition – Enhance tissue recovery and flexibility
  • On-Site Competition Care i.e.
    • Burghley
    • Badminton
    • Blenheim
    • Olympics

Performance Problems

  • All Disciplines – including Driving Horses, Pleasure Horses, General Hacks, Show-Jumpers, Dressage, Racing, Eventers, Pony Club and Riding Club
  • Common Complaints are:-
    • Lack of suppleness
    • Inability to maintain a good outline
    • Temperament changes
    • Inconsistency
    • Poor propulsion
    • Stiffness and problems loosening up
    • One sidedness
    • Crabbing / quarter in
    • Leaning on the hand
    • Poll tilt
    • Tail to one side
    • Inequality of one rein to the other
    • Always favouring one canter lead

soft tissue injury
Ultrasound Therapy To Reduce Scar Tissue
Soft tissue Injuries

  • Wound Healing
  • Muscle Re-education after disuse or trauma
  • Pain Relief
  • Improved function and quality

Post Surgical

  • Encourage healthy repair and minimise scar tissue
  • Prevent muscle atrophy
  • Maximise functional return

 

Rehabilitation

  • Pole Work
  • Long Reining
  • Leading & In-hand exercises
  • Baited Stretches
  • Box Rest
  • Alternative exercise programme
  • Improve Symmetry
  • Build Flexibility & Strength
  • Pain Relief & Muscle Redirection
Spinal Treatments:

  • Head & Neck Massage
  • Upper Neck Mobilisation
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Healing
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Reflex Inhibition (P.N.F.)
  • Pelvic Stretches
  • Balance & Core Stability

Physiotherapy for other animals

Whilst we specialise in small animals and equine athletes, we have treated a wide range of other animals including:-

  • Camels
  • Bulls
  • Cockerels
  • Rabbits

Please contact the office to discuss treatment options for other animals.

01962 885561