My aim is to help produce movement which is natural , joyous and rewarding both for the horse and for ourselves It is, however, more than just a therapeutic technique: through touch and gesture it is also a means of sensory communication, of bridging the silence between horse and rider.
Massage therapy is the cornerstone of physiotherapy. A pain free horse gives much more in terms of heart and effort than one who is stiff, sore and cranky. Tension reduction in the body greatly improves attitude and willingness, Attitude plays a big part in the willingness of your horse to perform.
Massage therapy can aid in the healing of injured muscles, tendons and joints. By improving circulation, relieving tension, easing muscle spasms, getting rid of inflammation/swelling, range of motion is increased.. The convalescing horse must be allowed to recover and have its confidence restored by a closely supervised program of exercise and therapy, otherwise the image of the trauma will be retained in the muscle itself. Increasing circulation, relieving inflammation, and preventing adhesions is necessary in a complete rehabilitation and reeducation of the injury area.
The career of an athlete, man or horse, requires talent, and hard work . With the intense competition in equine sports we need to concentrate on the quality of preparation and aftercare. Prevention of injury is the focal point, of Physiotherapy. Assisting in the development of the full potential of the equine athlete . Lameness and soundness is not always an “either/or scenario. The difference between optional movement and functional movement may not show as lameness but can prohibit peak performance. Various forms of physical therapy are routinely administered to humans often under a medical doctor's referral. Equine physical therapy is becoming accepted as a means of helping to prevent injury, improve performance capabilities, attitude, and prolong the career of an equine athlete. Equine sport therapy is never a substitute for veterinary attention, it is complementary. My services are affordable and are inexpensive compared to loss of use of your horse and or large veterarinay expenses incurred by not using preventive therapy. Back to Home