Horses

Horses

From racehorses, to performance horses to pony club ponies your horse will be thoroughly assessed and treated appropriately. The equine assessment involves a full history as well as any relevant clinical information from your vet, a gait assessment where your horse will be observed at walk, trot, circling and possibly on the lunge or under saddle if appropriate.

Following the gait assessment, a full palpatory assessment is carried out from head to tail to ensure that a detailed clinical assessment. More specific testing including proprioceptive, neurological testing and spinal and limb range of motion completes the assessment process.

Treatment may involve any number of physiotherapy techniques and modalities – such as soft tissue mobilisation, dry needling, joint mobilisation, stretching, reflex inhibition, pulsed electromagnetic therapy, laser, therapeutic ultrasound, acupressure. The physiotherapist will then make recommendations on after care and follow up and provide the owner or trainer with a specific home exercise programme.

Sarah and Helen's RVC (Royal Veterinary College) training taught them the importance of working closely with the veterinary surgeons who are so often involved in the recovery and well being of the animal and this discipline is continued with every animal the Vetphysio team treats.