- 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.