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Treatment of Horses

Equine Physiotherapists are experts in movement and gait analysis as well as joint and muscle palpitation. The main reasons your horse would benefit from physiotherapy are; rectify muscle imbalances, rehabilitation following an operation or injury, prevent further injuries or maximise performance. The priority though, is always the horse.   

We would then begin with a thorough assessment

This includes:

  • Observation of behaviour, posture, and reactions to handling.
  • Followed by an assessment of joint stiffness, muscle tone, posture, active and passive motion, identifying any pain, swelling or heat.

After that, a movement assessment would be conducted to check for gait adaptations or lameness. This may include:

  • Walking, trotting on a hard and soft surface
  • Lunging on a hard surface and soft surface
  • Potentially a ridden assessment

Following the assessment phase, we would discuss an appropriate treatment or rehabilitation pathway.

Manual/Hands-On Therapy:

  • Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Joint Mobilisation/Manipulation
  • Trigger Point or Myofascial Release
  • Reflex Inhibition
  • Mobilisation with Movement
  • Active/Passive Stretching
  • Exercise and Rehabilitation Advice and Prescription
  • Taping Techniques


  • Muscle Stimulation
  • Pulsed Magnetic Electrotherapy
  • Laser
  • Cryotherapy Advice
  • H-Wave

If you feel your horse would benefit from physiotherapy treatment or you wish to book an assessment, then please get in touch with us via our contact page.