EQUINE SPORTS THERAPY
The absolute best PROTECTION you can have for your horse is PREVENTION! Because the majority of strain type injuries are cumulative in nature, the majority of strain type injuries are PREVENTABLE. Sports therapy can be used for either prevention or correction.
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CORRECTION-make sure your horse is regularly seen.
We all use our horses for sport, whether it be hacking, long distance riding, jumping or for serious competition and it is within the last few years that people are realising it is time to treat our ridden, weight carrying friends as the athletes they are and concentrate on providing a level of care that eliminates the use of artificial means, and instead using what is important- QUALITY PREPERATION & AFTER CARE. Aiming to provide natural movement which is fluid and rewarding; to the horse and their rider.
Remember human athletes can voice their problems associated with pain, injury and performance and have long used remedial sports therapists to assist their choices of being an athlete. Horses are not so fortunate. They do express their concerns, but it often takes an experienced therapist with their canny ability, sensitive hands and accumulated knowledge of biomechanics to 'read' the horse and feel its concerns.
EQUINE SPORTS THERAPY is a therapeutic range of techniques, through touch and sensory communication, affecting the body as a whole from inside out!
- Treatment following trauma and injury
- Regular visits to top competition horses and racehorses
- Routine check ups
- Horse and rider treatment
- Rehabilitation and re-schooling livery - various 5 star packages; including holiday livery to include treatment whilst your horse is having a rest from work.
TECHNIQUES USED INCLUDE:
- The Bowen technique
- Myo- fascial release
- Sports massage
- Remedial Stretches / yoga for horses
- LLLT Laser therapy for tendon & ligament injuries, muscle tears, wound healing without scarring!
Helen Thornton is a veterinary approved equine therapist, registered with the complementary therapists association. She specialises in offering horses and people relief from aches, pains and stiffness through a series of gentle yet effective treatments involving the above therapies, tailored uniquely to each individual case, equine or human. She is currently under great demand, yet still offers a complete service to all enquirers.