EQUINE PERFORMANCE THERAPY
Why Equine Performance 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.
What techniques will be applied
Treatments combine massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, craniosacral, and 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.
I also offer courses for you
In addition to individual equine therapy services, I also offer a series of equine therapy courses for horse owners as well as other credentialed equine therapists. Live and online options available.
I have spent the greater portion of my life seeking education and knowledge. Having completed multiple diplomas in both equine and human therapies, I bring a wide array of experience to my treatments. With the understanding that expertise only comes to those who dedicate their lives to their craft, I have further embarked on this journey in deciding to complete further studies in Human and Equine Osteopathy.
My training in
Bachelor of Kinesiology (UBC)
Registered Massage Therapy Diploma (West Coast College of Massage Therapy)
Human Performance Diploma (Langara College)
Osteopathy Diploma - in progress (Canadian School of Osteopathy)
My training in
Equine Osteopathy Diploma - in progress (Animal Osteopathy International)
Certified Equine Facilitated Learning Instructor (Equine Connection)
Equine Osteopathy Level 1 & 2; Levels 3-4 in progress (Integrated Equine Therapies)
Equine NeuroKinetic Therapy (NeuroKinetic Therapy)
Equine Therapy Diploma (Kheiron College of Equine Therapy)
Initial Assessment & Treatment (90min): $100
Follow-up Treatments (75min): $100
You must have a safe space to work with your horse. A round pen is ideal but not necessary.
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.