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Equine assessment and treatment

All horses from happy hackers to elite competition horses can benefit from physiotherapy. Even if your horse doesn’t have a specific injury or trauma it can benefit your horse to be routinely checked. This means that small problems can be detected early and prevented from developing into more serious issues.  Equine physiotherapy adapts human techniques to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. 

Physiotherapy covers a huge range of treatments. Chartered Physiotherapists have specialist knowledge in anatomy and biomechanics, physiology and pathology and use the detailed assessment to tailor treatments to each animal, its condition and the stage of the problem.

  • Hands on techniques – manipulation, massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, specific stretches.

  • Electrotherapy - Laser, H-wave muscle stimulation

  • Exercise therapy - rehabilitation programmes, core stability exercises, sport specific training.

  • Advice and education – handling and posture advice, exercise advice, education of conditions and management.


What I treat?

  • Soft tissue injuries to tendon, ligament and muscle

  • Back pain

  • Poor/inconsistent performance issues

  • Wounds and scar tissue

  • Behavioural issues

  • Secondary compensations from lameness

  • Rehabilitation

  • Maximising performance

  • Advice and education

​Treatment and rehabilitation can reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases, obesity and enhance performance.

Veterinary Surgeons Act?

The Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966) stipulates that animals can only be treated by a Veterinary Surgeon or someone authorised by a Veterinary Surgeon. It is therefore a legal requirement that I obtain verbal or written Veterinary consent prior to your animal's first physiotherapy appointment. 

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