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Horses may often give subtle hints that there is an area of discomfort or pain. This may present in a hesitation to go forwards, a reluctance to accept the bit or something more obvious such as bucking, rearing or lameness.
Aims of Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Provide advice and support to aid the healing process following injury
  • Provide a team approach to accelerate the healing process after surgery
  • Treat pre-existing conditions
  • Maximise performance in the elite sports animal
  • Minimise the risk of injury
  • Assess horse and rider as a unit
  • Liase with your vet, farrier and trainer
  • Provide long term maintance and exercise programmes
  • Provide specific taylored exercise porgammes for the young horse

Conditions Veterinary Physiotherapy may improve
  • Wound healing
  • Stiffness
  • Head shaking
  • Inconsistency in competition
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Joint problems including arthritis
  • Compensation following lameness
  • Rider related problems
  • Nerve injuries
  • Maintenance of excellent performance
  • Prevention of injury

Treatment techniques ACPAT Chartered physiotherapists can provide
  • Spinal Mobilisations
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Soft tissue techniques such as myofascial release, massage, stretching and trigger point techniques
  • Electrotherapy such as muscle stimulation, ultrasound or laser
  • Propriceptive rehabilitation such as taping and strapping
  • Advice and communication with your vet, farrier and your trainer
  • Rider and horse combined assessment and treatment

First Call Physio 07861 258351

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