What I offer
Equine Osteopathy is a branch of the healthcare field which is concerned
with the body as a whole, and the interaction of the structures within it,
especially the musculoskeletal system. As the “osteo” in osteopathy
suggests, the bones of the body are of particular interests to osteopaths.
- Physical Therapy/ Physiotherapy
Equine physical therapy, also referred to as physiotherapy, involves
evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a range of diseases, disorders, and
disabilities using physical means.
- Lymphatic Drainage
Equine Lymphatic drainage is a approach to promoting a healthy lymphatic
system. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels and ducts that
move fluid throughout the body and is responsible for moving toxins away
from healthy cells and carrying germ-fighting materials to cells. Though
fluid moves through the lymphatic system, it does not have its own pumping
mechanism. Lymphatic drainage is a type of manual massage that is intended
to help the body produce a free-flowing lymphatic system.
Equine massage is a form of massage which is customized for horses.
As is the case with massage in humans, equine massage has a number of
benefits, and it can be used both to treat specific conditions and to
maintain general health and well being.
- Hydro-, Cold- and Heattherapy
Used to treat musculoskeletal disorders or orthopedic and neurological
conditions to improve fitness with e.g. packings, compresses and douches.
- Physical Therapy for rider
As a registered physiotherapist for humans, I offer special treatments and
training for horsemen.
What I treat
- Loss or decrease in level of performance
- Problems of difficulty executing desired movements
- Behavioural changes (i.e. refusals, bucking)
- Short striding
- Diagnosed conditions, such as degenerative arthritis
- Muscle imbalance, spasms, or atrophy
- Gait problems, such as cross-canter, loss of collection, refusal
to pick-up lead
- Injuries resulting from falls, training, or other activities
- Stressful situations, such as conformation of the horse, various
riding and training equipment, performance level and ability of the
- Back, neck, leg or tail pain
- Injuries resulting from slips, falls or training
- Performance or movement problems
- Sudden changes in behaviour or personality, such as bucking,
refusals, crabbiness. Tail to one side
- Dragging a hoof
- Refusal to pick up a lead. Uneven muscle development.
- Jaw or TMJ problems, difficulty chewing after teeth have been
- Weight loss due to pain.
- Muscle atrophy (loss), spasm, knots or imbalance.
- Pinning ears, wringing tail.
- Weakness in a leg, jumping problems
- Short striding
- Sports injuries
- Roaching topline.
- Sensitivity to touch