In addition to treating animals, R S Veterinary Physiotherapy also provides Rider Physiotherapy services. Riders commonly have their horses regularly assessed and treated but fail to have regular checks themselves.
Old injuries and musculoskeletal conditions can cause imbalances and postural problems which can affect the way you sit in the saddle and influence your horse’s performance. Poor riding posture has been linked to some cases of back pain in the horse.
If you feel that you are struggling to sit straight, or have stiffness or tightness through your body when you ride, physiotherapy may help.
PHYSIOTHERAPY/ BIOMECHANICAL RIDER ASSESSMENT
As a qualified instructor and experienced Chartered Physiotherapist I can offer a biomechanical and postural assessment on and off your horse, followed by advice and treatment where indicated.
FOLLOW UP RIDER EXERCISE/ RIDDEN POSTURAL SESSIONS
Following an initial assessment I can provide follow up sessions to help improve posture and position whilst in the saddle. Off horse exercise sessions can be arranged individually or in small groups of 2 or 3 at your own home or yard in addition to individual ridden sessions.
I provide a mobile service at your own home for those needing a bit more help in the form of manual therapy to help them get back on track.
Contact me to discuss your requirements