- Back, neck and pelvic pain (including saddle related back pain)
- Tendon injury
- Muscle strain/tears
- Joint problems (stiffness/swelling/ arthritis/ degenerative joint disease)
- Fracture healing
- Compensatory problems due to underlying lameness
- Performance problems
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Uneven wearing of shoes/hooves
For horses without a specific problem, I can run a general musculoskeletal check.
The injured horse
Horses can develop wounds, soft tissue injuries and even fractures following accidents or during training and competitions. After the initial veterinary diagnosis, physiotherapy can help with rehabilitation; enhancing healing and minimising scar tissue formation, reducing pain as well as re-educating muscles to prevent atrophy. Physiotherapy aims to restore the animal to his/her previous function and thus allows the animal to reach its maximum potential.
The performance horse
The sport horse is an elite athlete. Physiotherapy can help improve flexibility and mobility, as well as helping to enhance tissue recovery post competition.
The older horse
Physiotherapy can help relieve aches and pains associated with the ageing process and thus provide the horse with a better quality of life.