Equine

Equine Physiotherapy

I use a combination of physiotherapy assessment, techniques and equipment which is also inclusive of other therapies which I have trained in.  The sessions are tailored to what I find in the assessment and what the horse needs at that time.  If you specifically want one type of therapy as a full session that can also be arranged, the price is the same regardless of treatment modality.  Equine sessions are charged at £50 and last 1 – 1.5 hrs.

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How to book a session

Contact me using the contact form, call or text using the number at the bottom of the page, or via my Facebook page here. Please note if I am out with clients I wont be able to answer my phone, in those instances please leave me a message or send a text and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

When booking your first session

You will be asked for your vet’s details when booking your first session. It is the law for every animal practitioner to talk to your vet beforehand, this ensures that your horse can get the best care possible. 
I will need the following information:

  • Your full name and address
  • Animals name, age, breed, height.
  • Vet practice name
  • Any information about pre-existing conditions

What to Expect During Your Session

  • A few questions on the age, gender, health history, tack used, work done with the horse etc.
  • Static observation of your horse which allows to check balance and symmetry of the muscles and to get a first idea of how your horse uses its body.
  • Palpation, where every muscle, joint, and tissue of your horse will be checked manually.
  • Dynamic observation, in which I will see how your horse uses its body and the restrictions shown.
  • Assessment of the mobility of joints.
  • A short explanation of what’s going on within your horse. This will help you have a better understanding of your horse’s behaviour, especially whilst being ridden.
  • A written report to keep to summarise what I have done in the session.

How long is each session?

It all depends on the findings in the assessment but usually each appointment last around 1 – 1.5 hours.

Preparation on the day

Please make sure your horse is dry and free of any mud upon my arrival. Also I request you do not use coat shine products in the week prior to treatment.

After the session

Your horse will usually need the following day off after treatment and then I suggest 1-3 days at a slower pace, hacking in straight lines.

How often should my horse be seen?

The number of recommended sessions will vary from one horse to another. As a ballpark I usually say 3 sessions fairly close together enables me to work on all areas and find the adjustments that are required.

After this I recommend a maintenance treatment every 6-8 weeks for competition horses and slightly longer for horses in lower levels of work.

Get in touch

Send us a message or call 07931 416 663 to discuss your animals requirements