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EQUINE

"Treatment deserved by all furry athletes."

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

  • Optimising athletes' performance

  • Athlete maintenance and conditioning

  • Rehabilitation of neurological conditions

  • Management of chronic pathologies

  • Happy senior maintenance 

  • Exercise plan prescription

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DOES MY HORSE NEED A PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT?

Veterinary physiotherapy treatment benefits all horses, regardless of whether your horse is a performance or leisure horse. Physiotherapy plays a vital role in injury prevention and aids optimal performance. Physiotherapy treatment promotes both the musculoskeletal and mental well-being of your horse, therefore, rehabilitation is not exclusive to horses after injury.

Find out more about common signs and conditions below:

Has your horse been demonstrating any of the following signs?

  • A sudden decrease in performance

  • Reluctance to jump

  • Lameness

  • Stiffness

  • Back sensitivity

  • Ridden behavioural changes

  • Teeth grinding or tongue pulling

  • Bit resistance and head swing

  • Resists mounting 

  • Girthing issues

  • Difficulty changing gaits

  • Preference for one canter lead

  • Struggle to lift limb when hoof picking

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Is your horse suffering from any of the following conditions?

  • Arthritis

  • Back pain

  • Fractures

  • Joint restrictions

  • Kissing spines

  • Navicular syndrome

  • Neurological deficits

  • Poor performance

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

  • Soft tissue injury

  • Suspensory desmitis

  • Temporo-mandibular joint issues

  • Tendinopathies

  • Upward patella fixation

  • Wobblers

  • Wounds

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SESSION OVERVIEW

The initial consultation comprises the following stages:

CONSULTATION

Collection of detailed medical history of and establishment of short and long-term goals for your horse.​

ASSESSMENT

A thorough examination of posture and movement (here you might be asked to walk and trot your horse up in a straight line). Assessment of the musculoskeletal system via palpation and joint range of motion.

TREATMENT

Full treatment based on the collected information and findings. Find out more.

PLAN

Prescription of remedial exercises to optimise recovery and improve performance and provision of advice on daily management. A weekly personalised rehabilitation plan may be prescribed.

SUPPORT

Provision of full support throughout the journey of rehabilitation.

All work is carried out under a veterinary referral by a fully qualified and insured physiotherapist and complies with the current legislation (Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, Animal Welfare Act 2006).

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