Thank you for your interest in having your horse treated with physiotherapy, below there is an overview of what can be expected whilst your horse is in Hot 2 Trot's care.
Horses are fantastic animals, and most are expected to perform for us, whether it be for leisure riding or competitive activities. They are also fantastic at masking slight issues until it becomes a noticeable performance problem or lameness.
Of course they are also notorious at getting themselves injured after which most horses recover by around 80%, then as they are prey animals they will begin to compensate so they can move around. This may not be a problem to begin with but eventually other compensations will begin to occur and may manifest as larger scale problems either in performance or temperament.
Horses also may have musculoskeletal conditions which may either require surgery, or with the appropriate management may strengthen the musculature to avoid surgical intervention (under the consent of your veterinarian).
Post-surgical physiotherapy relieves pain, rebuilds muscular strength, increases mobility, and correct movement patterns for long term health.
Some neurological cases can also greatly benefit with physiotherapy to condition muscles for joint support, such neurological cases should be under the care of your veterinarian.
Maintenance physiotherapy is recommended every 3-6 months for everyday leisure horses, and more often for competitive horses.
Maintenance physiotherapy ensures a base level of comfort for your horse and may also help to enhance your horse’s performance.
All appointments are at pre-arranged times, subject to availability, and will involve the Veterinary Physiotherapist either coming to your home (canine) or yard (equine).
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