Why Equine Therapy
Much like humans, horses can suffer from muscle soreness, physical imbalances, overtraining, undertraining, and injury, all of which can affect range of motion, cause movement issues, tissue dysfunction and elicit pain. My philosophy centres around seeking to address the root cause of a problem and attend to the affected structures by considering all factors both internal and external to the horse. Massage and physical therapy are both well known for their evidence-based methodology and success in decreasing muscle tension, scar tissue, and other mobility related restrictions. Additional benefits include increasing circulation, metabolic waste removal, and improving motor control and neuromuscular activity.
As an equine therapist I take a holistic approach to assessment and therapy in looking at all factors that could contribute to the issues presenting which sometimes includes assessing the rider as well. For more information on horse and rider combined therapy please click here.
My treatments combine massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, craniosacraland applied kinesiology in order to best treat your equine companion. Just as with humans, all relevant techniques will be applied to your horse depending on the specific needs at that time. A short and long-term treatment plan will be developed between horse, owner, and therapist.
Continuing Education Courses
In addition to individual equine therapy services, I also offer a series of equine continuing education courses for other credentialed equine therapists. To find out more click here.
Equine Osteopathy Level 1 & Level 2; 3-4 in progress (Integrated Equine Therapies)
Equine NeuroKinetic Therapy (NeuroKinetic Therapy)
Equine Therapy Diploma (Kheiron College of Equine Therapy)
Equine First Aid
Initial Assessment & Treatment (1.5 Hours): $100
Follow-up Treatments (1 Hour): $100
You must have a safe space to work with your horse. A round pen is ideal but not necessary.
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Please note: Equine Therapists are not licensed veterinarians and Equine Therapy is not a substitute for proper veterinary care. If your horse is displaying signs of acute lameness or illness, always consult with your veterinarian first, as Equine Therapists are not licensed to diagnose any condition of the horse.