'Caring for your Equine Athletes'
to Equine Sport Therapy
Physiotherapy for horses is as important for the equine athlete as it is for the human athlete.
All horses from our top competitive equine athletes, to the much loved family riding horse and pony, can benefit from physiotherapy to help keep them active and comfortable. The treatments used for drug-free rehabilitation include ice, heat, exercise, massage, lasers, ultrasound, electrical stimulation and magnetic fields.
The human sports medicine specialist works by referral from a physician. Similarly the equine sport therapist must work in close co-operation with the veterinarian. A thorough veterinary evaluation should precede the use of any therapeutic machine or procedure. The successful outcome of physical therapy is dependent on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Input from the rider and trainer is also of great value.