Equine Veterinary Physiotherapy
Equine physiotherapy is widely used and recognised within both research and the equine industry, as an effective tool for maintenance and to improve performance and rehabilitation.
Regular physiotherapy is essential for competition horses to maintain fitness and to prevent injury; regular maintenance sessions will allow me to identify any subtle changes before they become a problem. This also applies if you don't compete!
Each session is tailored to the needs of each individual horse, their owner/rider and your specific goals.
I work alongside vets, farriers, etc as part of a team to aid in the management or recovery from: existing conditions, injuries or surgeries. These can include but are not limited to:
Soft tissue injuries
Kissing spines surgery
Have you noticed a loss of performance, or any changes in behaviour? There are many subtle indicators that your horse could benefit from physiotherapy and these can include:
'Girthiness' or aversion to tack
Unwillingness to move forward or 'rushing'
Regularly holding tail outside of the midline
Evasion of the bit
'Cold backed' or hollowing of the back
Sensitivity during grooming or rugging
Any new behaviours or changes in behaviour
Difficulty with certain schooling exercises
Amongst many others