My chats with clients whilst I am treating their horse are often super eye opening. And there have been a few discussions this week in particular that have resonated with me. Unfortunately, it is fairly common practice to treat horses that have been taken advantage of and been pushed to do too much too soon.Continue reading “Built to Break?”
Definition A systematic approach to identifying common injuries specific to the animal being treated, and then designing an appropriate series of exercises that work towards minimising their potential for occurrence. Essentially, it is like being one step ahead to prevent injury; prevention is better than cure! Aims of Prehabilitation Improve joint range of motion IncreasedContinue reading “What is Prehabilitation?”
A spinal assessment involves applying pressure at varying levels and angles to the spinal column in order to determine joint health and mobility. It plays a crucial role in the static assessment of any animal as it aids in the identification of underlying pathology. Prior to a spinal assessment, active ROM of the animal shouldContinue reading “Conducting a Spinal Assessment as a Veterinary Physiotherapist”
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