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Equine Physiotherapy Services 

Veterinary physiotherapy for horses is a vital tool in order to aid with healing of injuries, maintain performance and to prevent injuries ensuring your horse stays sound.

 

Veterinary physiotherapy is suitable for horses of any breed, age or workload. 

It has been recommended that horses and ponies are seen by the veterinary physiotherapist every 12 weeks even if no injuries have occurred, as this allows the animal to remain comfortable and pain free.

Does my horse need veterinary physiotherapy?

If your horse exhibit's any of the following then physiotherapy may be a good option:

  • Reduced or poor performance 
  • Lameness 
  • Behavioural problems 

  • Reluctant to go forwards

  • Reduced hindlimb engagement

  • Head tilting 

  • Stiffness 

  • Resistance to rider or aids

  • Muscle loss 

Common conditions that can benefit from treatments: 

  • Arthritis 

  • Kissing spine 

  • Neurological problems 

  • Tendon or ligament injuries 

  • Sacroiliac

  • Fractures

  • Secondary issues 
  • Wound healing

  • Scar tissue formation 

  • Locking stifle 

  • General maintenance 

What to expect from the session

Upon initial contact with Stay Sound Veterinary Physiotherapy Services we ask that all owners fill out a information form about themselves and their animals, this allows the veterinary physiotherapist to have all the relevant information prior to the visit.

  1. Static analysis 

  2. Dynamic analysis 

  3. Palpation and range of motion of joints

  4. Treatment performed including; massage, stretching, electrotherapies- TENS, Pulsed        magnetic field therapy and Phototherapy (Laser) where appropriate.  

  5. An exercise prescription will be provided along with any advice