Based in Harrogate, horse physiotherapy treatments are carried out throughout Yorkshire.
I often get clients come to me when their horses have started to show the behavioural changes (listed below). I am a strong believer in being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to treating animals. I believe that you should have regular horse physio appointments as a routine task, just as you get the farrier or dentist. Horses are flight animals and as such have evolved to not show pain/discomfort to avoid getting eaten!
I also think it's extremely useful to educate owners on how they can help their horses, whether it's changing from a haynet to a haybar or just doing a few simple exercises daily to keep your horse supple. I find when an owner works with me, we get the best results.
An initial appointment will usually take 1 hour 30 minutes and I will always follow up in 7 to 10 days with a second appointment which takes 45 minutes to an hour. I find it extremely beneficial to me, the horse and the owner when coming back after a week as it enables me to see where we stand and then build an accurate treatment/maintenance plan going forwards.
A horse physiotherapy consultation comprises of the following.......