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Physical Therapy & Osteopathy for Horse and Rider!

Equine physical tharapy and osteopathy for all types of equitation - used in prevention, treating and rehabilitation of injuries, training and improvement of performance.

Ines Riedel Andresen

Equine-Physiotherapist/ Osteopath



What I offer

  • Osteopathy
    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.
  • Massage
    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 rider, shoeing.


  • 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 checked.
  • 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