Sport horses must be considered as one would a human athlete; understanding and management of their physical health is paramount. It is unrealistic to ask a horse to perform to a certain level without maintaining a fully functioning musculoskeletal system.
The majority of horses will become unbalanced, under strain or injured through the process of their training at some point. Most owners are very good at recognising when this has happened to their horse; I can help restore health and balance. In addition, equine osteopathic assessment and treatment can help prevent injury and maintain postural alignment. This is achieved through my sound knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics combined with extensive therapeutic osteopathic skills.
Every horse, and each situation is different. There is never a cookie-cutter answer to musculoskeletal problems with horses. I always take my time to understand the problem and treatment is always individualised to a horses specific needs and performance demands.
I strongly feel an essential part of the treatment process is to explain in completeness to the owner/ trainer about my findings. Trying to help you understand the processes which may have lead to the injury/ unbalance, and deciding together how best to resore the horse to optimal health for the long term.
- BSc Osteopathy (first class)
- Post Graduate Diploma Animal Osteopathy
- KT 1/2 Equine Kinesio Taping Certified
- Chiropractic Manipulation (Daniel Kamen Technique)
- Complementry CPD in saddle fit, nutrition & bitting
- Register of Animal Muskuloskeletal Practitioners (RAMP)
- Association of Animal Osteopaths (AAO)
- Previously General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) – Reg No 8424 [no longer practicing Osteopathy on people]