For optimal & qualitative recovery after surgery, illness or injury.


On track towards recovery & new possibilities

Physiotherapeutic guidance in rehabilitation after surgery, injury or illness ensures a more qualitative recovery.

By improving mobility, correct conditioning, strength building and close monitoring; compensatory patterns are reduced and optimal treatment results achieved.

Rehabilitation initially starts to reduce pain, inhibit inflammation and stimulate recovery.

This can be started soon after surgery, illness or injury; even before movement therapy is possible.

Later, in consultation with the treating vet, passive movement (performed by me) can be started, which can be supplemented with active movement (performed by the horse itself) as healing progresses.

Adapted to the stages of healing and the resilience of the different structures, physiotherapy restores the natural movement pattern.

This is achieved by optimally restoring functional capacities such as freedom of movement, muscle strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance.

Tailored rehabilitation, adapted to your horse's unique situation, optimises recovery; allowing your horse to more rapidly and stably load the affected area.

Unpleasant side effects such as pain, stiffness, incorrect loading and compensatory postures are reduced; while complications or other discomforts are detected and counteracted at an early stage; allowing your horse to return to full activity and a long-term, successful recovery in a controlled, safe manner.

To further minimise the chances of relapse, all aspects surrounding the horse (management, training, nutrition, shoeing & tack) are also considered and where possible adjustments can be made to prevent new problems.

A rehabilitation programme is always individual, it is adapted to your horse; the surgery, injury, illness; and your capabilities.

In consultation with the treating veterinarian or veterinary surgeon, I propose an appropriate rehabilitation plan that is closely monitored and, if necessary, adjusted to the current situation.

Qualitative recovery

Using specific treatment techniques, your horse's healing process is immediately positively influenced and optimised. By gradually increasing the load capacity of the affected structures again, regaining mobility, strength, endurance and coordination; the return to your horse's original activity is promoted and the risk of functional limitations is reduced.

Close monitoring guards against overstraining and new injuries.



Pain relief

If your horse suffers from pain or discomfort it will adjust its posture and movement to avoid it. These compensations can cause even more problems.

With various treatment techniques, I can help your horse by relieving pain, reducing stiffness and counteracting other discomforts that can accompany injury, surgery or illness.

This promotes your horse's recovery and increases his/her comfort.

Improving function & performance

Your horse's functional capabilities, such as range of motion, muscle strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance, are optimally restored, allowing it to return to its normal activity.

Prevention of compensation, relapse and complications

Because I monitor your horse very closely, movement restrictions or discomfort are detected early and immediate action can be taken in case of complications such as; aggravation or recurrence of the injury, stiffness or other problems and compensations.
This allows me to help your horse return to full activity and a long-term successful recovery in a controlled and safe manner.
By promoting healthy posture, we can reduce the likelihood of injury recurrence.

Well-being & quality of life

With proper rehabilitation, you contribute to your horse's quality of life by restoring his/her physical ability, reducing discomfort and promoting well-being.
Your horse will be able to move more comfortably and with more freedom again; and possibly even return to normal training and competition.