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Equine Physiotherapy

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How can physiotherapy benefit your horse?

Physiotherapy can be used alongside your horses normal exercise program to keep them competition fit, improve performance and general well-being, as well as reducing the risk of injury.

If your horse is recovering from injury or post surgery MB Veterinary Physiotherapy can tailor a rehabilitation program to your horses need to enhance recovery time. Rehabilitation incorporates manual therapies, electrotherapies and ground work  to aid with your horses recovery.


What does an equine physiotherapy session consist of?

Your horse will have a thorough static and gait assessment along with palpation assessment, supported by clinical reasoning, to help determine the correct treatment plan for your horse. Slow motion video recording is used to help establish any gait abnormalities.

The treatment plan will consist of massage, stretching, mobilization and trigger point therapy combined with electrotherapies and heat to achieve the optimum treatment. No treatment session is the same as each horse is treated as an individual with their own personalized treatment plan.


Groundwork, pole work and ridden assessments

Groundwork can help to improve proprioception, biomechanics, balance and control as well as increase suppleness and flexibility. Core stability and strengthening too will benefit.

Incorporating poles into the groundwork will further improve your horses way of going. Poles can also be used under saddle to further develop your horses fitness and musculature.

Ridden assessments create the opportunity for your horse to be assessed under saddle bringing to light the potentially more discrete aliments and behavioral issues. This creates the opportunity for any imbalances or weaknesses to be made note of and create a program to improve on.

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