Areas covered

West Midlands 

Warwickshire

Staffordshire 

Worcestershire 

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Signs your horse may benefit from veterinary physiotherapy 

  • Changes in behaviour or temperament 

  • Resenting tacking up

  • Ridden behaviour problems developing - bucking, rearing or napping 

  • Difficult transitions

  • Loss of impulsion or shortened stride 

  • Stiffness on one rein 

  • Reduction in performance 

  • Loss of muscle or condition 

Equine conditions that may benefit from veterinary physiotherapy 

  • Tendon or ligament injury 

  • Muscle tear/strain/sprain 

  • Fractures

  • Neurological conditions 

  • Kissing spines (Conservatively and post-surgically) 

  • Sacroiliac disease 

  • Upward fixation of patella (Locking stifles)

  • Osteoarthritis 

Physiotherapy techniques that may be implemented 

  • Massage 

  • Stretching (baited and passive)

  • Passive range of motion 

  • Electrotherapies

  • Thermotherapy

  • Remedial exercise prescription​

  • Tailor made home exercise programmes 

  • Kinesiology taping