Offering horses effective physiotherapy treatment
for injuries, pain or performance problems.
Common complaints suitable for physio:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Performance problems
- Tendon or traumatic injuries
- Muscle weakness
Treatment options available:
- Manual therapy
- Soft tissue massage and mobilisation techniques
- Individualised exercise and rehabilitation programmes
- Strengthening exercises
- Core strength
Benefits of physio:
- Decreased pain levels
- Aid healing of injuries
- Improved performance
- Aid wound healing
- Increased strength
- Improved balance.
- Improved behaviour
Assessment and treatment is only carried out on any animal if prior veterinary referral is obtained (download vet referral form).
Liaison with your horse’s vet, and, if necessary, saddler and/or farrier is an important part of the treatment process.
Have you as a rider got a problem with stiffness or are you generally unfit, perhaps weak in your core muscles? Are you constantly being told by your instructor that you sit unevenly in the saddle or that you hold too much tension in your body? Do you sometimes rely on the reins to find your balance? It is possible that with these or similar types of rider problems, you are having a negative effect on your horse and may even be causing him to become sore. You may have had your horse treated by a physio, but if you are not treated or re-balanced yourself as well, then it is likely that your horse’s soreness will eventually return.
If you have pain or an injury this may also affect your riding position and ability; conditions such as these can also be addressed by physiotherapy.
People do not require referral from their doctor prior to treatment.