CONDITIONS TREATED:

  • 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.