Equine Physiotherapy

Initial Assessment

Upon initial treatment, having gained veterinary consent and your horses history, Your horse will be assessed Statically (standing) and Dynamically (moving). This will allow Francesca to gain an idea of areas of strengths and weaknesses within your animal. Following this, Francesca will palpate and treat your horse according to it’s needs. This will come with advice and guidelines of how to proceed, including any exercises she believes your horse would benefit from. A follow up appointment can then be booked in. 

What treatment will my horse receive?

There are different types of treatment available in order to treat your horse effectively, these include: 

  • Manual therapies: 
    • Massage 
    • Stretching 
    • Exercises
  • Electrotherapies
    • PEMF
    • TENS
    • NMES

Your horse may not receive all of these treatments, only those Francesca feels that he/she needs.  

How do I know my horse needs Physiotherapy?

There are a number of reasons a horse may need Physiotherapy:

  • Altered behaviour 
  • Reluctance to perform
  • Uneven shoe wear
  • Head tilt
  • Picking up the wrong lead in canter
  • Evasive behaviour (bucking, rearing etc)
  • Change in performance (can no longer do certain movements)