Goldney EquinePhysio offers tailored veterinary physiotherapy services in the Worcestershire area to horse owners of all disciplines and levels.
What is Physiotherapy?
Veterinary Physiotherapy incorporates several different techniques to allow the body to function at its optimum level enabling you to get the most out of the partnership with your horse.
These include manual therapies such as massage, electrotherapy's such as our new H-wave machine, and tailored remedial exercise plans. We are also happy to work alongside other equine professionals such as farriers and saddle fitters.
What to Expect
Your horse will firstly be booked in for an Initial Consultation session to allow the physiotherapist to gain as much information about you and your horse as possible. This will help us to prepare a tailor-made rehabilitation or exercise plan and treat any areas of muscle soreness or asymmetry.
You will be asked to trot your horse up in a straight line so that the physiotherapist can assess them from the front, side and back, as well as turning them in tight circles both ways and a few steps of rein back. This will allow us to identify any areas of asymmetry or stiffness that may need some attention.
After a thorough dynamic assessment, the physiotherapist will assess your horse from head to toe feeling for any areas of tightened muscles and restrictions, as well as testing each joint and your horse's flexibility.
A treatment plan can then be created to address any areas of soreness, however, if we feel there is a lameness or underlying issue that is not explained by an obvious muscular restriction, we may need to refer you back to the vet for an assessment before our treatment can begin. This is to ensure that there is no underlying injury, disease or condition that may be worsened by our treatment prescription.
A Bit About Me
After completing 4 years of study at Harper Adams University, I qualified with a BSc First Class Honours in Veterinary Physiotherapy enabling me to treat horses and dogs as well as other small and large animals (please contact me to find out me).
I choose to focus my career on equine physiotherapy as I have worked with horses from a young age including completing a work placement at the world-renowned Hartpury Equine Therapy Centre in Gloucestershire.
Here I was given the opportunity to work with top-class horses including horses preparing for the Olympics in Tokyo.
I also have a large amount of experience in canine physiotherapy including working as a hydrotherapy assistant at a canine rehabilitation centre. Please contact me for canine enquiries.
Studying at Harper Adams gave me access to a wide variety of species from farm animals to pet rabbits. This gave me a wide range of animal handling and husbandry skills and an insight into farm animal management. This complimented my work on a small dairy unit and past experience with other farm animals. Please contact me with any other enquiries.
I am fully qualified and insured including two years of practical experience to give you peace of mind that your horse or pet will receive the best care. I am also fully registered with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) so you can rest easy that I will work to a professional standard and remain up to date with the latest advances in the field.