MORE INFO ON THERAPIES

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE CONSULTATION? 

 
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ASSESSMENT

In addition to completing a history form, we may ask questions and discuss details further to get a better understanding of what may be going on. 

We will have a good feel over the whole body, to make note of any unnoticed lumps, bumps, heat swelling or cuts. 

During the initial appointment we will want to observe your animal standing, in walk and trot to identify any specific areas that require treatment and to ensure the animal is sound. On occasion we may request to see horses ridden or lunged, depending on the issues presenting and the facilities available.

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Treatment

All treatments will include a full body massage and chiropractic manipulation. Additional techniques including LED light therapy, kinesiology taping, passive stretching will be used dependant on the individual needs. 

Treatments will be tailored to each individuals need and can be adapted for those who have physical or behavioural limitations.

 

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AFTERCARE

At the end of each session we will go through findings during the treatment and how best to maximise the effects with appropriate recommended stretches and tailored exercise plans suited to each individual.

Follow-up treatments will be recommended based on the individuals lifestyle, workload and competition schedule.

Each treatment will be formally written up to document progression. Reports along with any media taken during the appointment, will be forwarded to the client and if require to the registered/ referring vet and other professionals. 

 

COMMON CAUSES OF INJURY: 

Playing rough/ Tugging toys

Pulling on a lead/ harness

Conformational Faults

Poor posture/ Foot balance

Repetitive workload

Compensation from injury/ illness

Unbalanced rider

Ill fitting tack/ Equipment

Slipping/ Falling/ Collision

SYMPTOMS OF PAIN OR DYSFUNCTION: 

Sensitivity to touch/ Grooming

Bucking/ Rearing/ Napping

Decreased perfordmance

Behavioural changes

Sitting to/ Favouring one side

Head shaking

Hollowing in an outline

Stiffness/ Reluctance to bend

Uneven stride/ Lameness

Lack of impulsion

Drifting over or before a fence

Stopping or running out at fences

Unable to pick up /maintain correct lead

Difficulty doing normal tasks (going up and down stairs)

Vocalising when standing or jumping down