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Equine physiotherapy is becoming increasingly popular and can help with a wide range of injuries and conditions.  

Accidents happen which can put your horse out of work for a long time. They can also develop orthopaedic and neurological conditions that can present themselves at any stage in their life. All of these conditions can cause pain and discomfort, which affects their mobility and quality of life. 

We all want our horse to be at the top of their game, happy and pain free, and whether they have just had surgery, suffered an injury, been diagnosed with a condition that needs managing, or you would just like to improve and maintain their overall health and fitness, REC Veterinary Physiotherapy is here to help!

What conditions can physiotherapy treat?

Physiotherapy can be beneficial in a range of equine conditions, including:

  • Kissing Spine and other causes of back pain
  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD)
  • Osteoarthritis and joint inflammation
  • Tendon and ligament injuries, such as suspensory ligament and deep digital flexor tendon damage
  • Fractures and bone bruising
  • Contracted flexor tendons, including after birth
  • Nerve injury and neurological conditions, such as wobblers syndrome
  • Muscle soreness and wastage
  • Poor performance

Horses are often very stoic animals and often signs of injury can be quite subtle. Owners often bring their horse for physiotherapy after noticing some of the following behaviours:

  • Napping, Bucking or rearing when ridden, lunged or long-reined
  • Stiffness in the mornings, evenings or after exercise
  • Uneven wearing of the shoes or hooves
  • Inability or reluctance to stand square
  • Poor or under performance, or a change in their functional level
  • Uncharacteristic changes in their behaviour
  • Reluctance to work
  • Discomfort when being tacked up or rugged
  • Saddle area soreness
  • Refusing fences, knocking poles or a reluctance to stretch or collect
  • Reluctance to engage their hind limbs
  • Disuniting in canter or incorrect strike off
  • Stiffness in one rein
  • Poor transitions
  • Contact issues
  • Head tilt

REC Veterinary Physiotherapy operates a gold standard mobile service, providing high-quality assessments and treatments right from the comfort of your own home. More information on the treatments I offer can be found on our Treatments page.

Prices

First Appointment

£65

Includes a Full Assessment and Treatment : 1.5hrs

Follow Up Appointment

£55

Includes a Full Treatment: 1hr

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R E C Veterinary Physiotherapy works under strict referral from your veterinary surgeon. This means that we must have permission from your veterinary surgeon before we can perform any physiotherapeutic treatments. 

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