Equine physiotherapy either for an injury of as a routine treatment can be extremely beneficial. If you’re horse has unfortunately suffered an injury then a course of physiotherapy sessions can help get your horse back to health and work quicker. In a session I’d assess the injury and set out a list of aims that we’d be looking to achieve, depending on where the injury is in the healing process. These aims vary from reducing inflammation, controlling pain, limiting muscle atrophy, increasing strength and improving range of motion. Ultimately we want your horse back on top form, coming back from the injury stronger, with good flexibility and suppleness to get back to performing at their very best.
Some of the types of injury that can be referred are:
- Strained tendons and ligaments, as well as tendinitis.
- Muscle and soft tissue strains
- Nerve damage and neurological disorders, such as shivers, stringhalt and wobblers syndrome
- Kissing spines
- Sacro-iliac joint disease
- Navicular disease
- Any unexplained drop in performance
Regular physiotherapy for your horse is an excellent way to prevent injuries and illness. Physiotherapy keeps your horse strong, supple and flexible so they are in the very best condition. Check out the offers page to see what packages are available at great discounted rates for regular treatment plans.