For optimal & qualitative recovery after surgery, illness or injury.
Physiotherapeutic support in the event of a surgical procedure, injury or illness ensures successful rehabilitation and a more qualitative recovery.
By improving mobility, correct conditioning, building up strength and close monitoring, compensatory patterns are reduced and optimal treatment results can be achieved.
Rehabilitation initially starts to reduce pain, inhibit inflammation and stimulate wound healing.
This can be started soon after surgery, illness or injury, even before movement therapy is possible.
Later, in consultation with the treating veterinarian, passive movement (performed by the therapist) can be started, which can be supplemented with active movement (performed by the horse) as healing progresses .
Adapted to the wound healing phases and the load-bearing capacity of the various structures, physiotherapy restores the physiological movement pattern.
This is achieved by improving proprioception (body awareness), restoring mobility (flexibility muscles & fascia, mobility of the joints), strengthening core stability, improving balance and in the last fase by restoring endurance and strength.
Targeted rehabilitation improves the healing phase, allowing the horses to load the affected area earlier and more stable.
Unpleasant side effects such as painful muscle tone, incorrect loading and compensatory postures are reduced, while complications are detected at an early stage and can be tackled.
To minimize the chance of relapse, all facets surrounding the horse (management, training, nutrition, shoeing & harness) are also examined and whe have a look at where adjustments can make a difference for the horse to be able to perform optimally again.
Because a rehabilitation process must always be individually adapted to the patient and the surgery, injury or illness, we personally discuss the options for your horse. After that, I set up an appropriate rehabilitation plan in consultation with the treating veterinarian.
Pain Relieving & Anti-Inflammatory
Various techniques and applications ensure that wound healing is positively influenced and your horse experiences less pain. This is to keep his well-being and comfort as high as possible throughout the healing process.
Using passive techniques (massage, mobilization, stretching, manipulation) and active techniques (exercises, balance pads, cavaletti).
Reduction of Compensatory Posture & Movement
By actively working on body awareness and detecting movement restrictions or discomfort in time, it is possible to intervene quickly in the event of complications.
Endurance & Strength Recovery
Adapted to the demands placed on the horse with regards to the discipline. Both in hand or under saddle.
Adapted for your horse
Every injury / operation / illness is different, every horse is unique and every owner / rider is different, so we always look at the possibilities for you and your horse.