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Veterinary Physiotherapy
What's included in a veterinary physiotherapy consultation?

To start with your horse's history, temperament & current issues  will be discussed. A lot of information can be gathered through discussion alone! We will also talk about your aims & expectations.


There is no better way to find out whats going on that getting hands on. Palpation involves a comprehensive assessment of joints, muscles and bony landmarks. This will involve preforming range of motion assessments on all joints (where appropriate).

Static assessment

A static assessment involves assessing your horse's conformation & posture. This indicates a lot about a horse's overall condition & can be referred back to, allowing for changes to be monitored.


After your horse has been assessed, any findings will be discussed with you & we will make a plan for treatment & any home adjustments/ exercises. Treatment can include massage, myofascial release, stretching, joint mobilisation exercises & INDIBA treatment.

Dynamic assessment

Your horse will be assessed by walking & trotting in hand, backing up & making small circles (if appropriate). It can be useful to have you tack ready as watching your horse on the lunge or under saddle can help identify certain issues.


Making a realistic plan for your horse to achieve optimal results will involve home exercises, frequency of treatments & any home adjustments that could be beneficial.

Benefits of veterinary physiotherapy treatment:
  • Increased flexibility & suppleness

  • Improve posture

  • Decrease pain & stiffness

  • Increase stride length

  • Improve core strength

  • Decrease muscle tightness

  • Encourage mental relaxation & well being

  • Prehabilitation

  • Decrease swelling & increase blood flow

Some of the conditions veterinary physiotherapy can help with:
  • Osteoarthritis

  • Kissing spine

  • Tendon & ligament injuries

  • Muscle strains

  • Sacroiliac joint strain

  • Decreased performance

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