Physiotherapy helps to promote the physical health of the rider through injury prevention and management and providing individual rehabilitation programmes. Following a detailed assessment physiotherapy identifies the postural faults, can treat any injuries for all kinds of musculoskeletal problems – back, neck, shoulder, knee pain or post surgery.
The ultimate aim is to achieve a balanced horse/ rider partnership.
- Joint mobilisation techniques
- Massage therapy
- Myofascial release
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Postural advice and education
- Rehabilitation programme using gym and pilates / resistance equipment
All riders start with an off-the -horse assessment to identify postural asymmetries and determine which muscles are tight and overactive and which are weak through a series of observations and functional