HEY HORSE OWNERS!
LET'S HELP YOUR HORSE FEEL THEIR BEST
Do you want a holistic therapeutic approach for your horse? One that evaluates your horse from head to hoof? Do you want to seek to uncover root causes and key areas of restriction? Then consider it time to explore an osteopathic approach!
WHY EQUINE OSTEOPATHY?
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.
Our 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.
A UNIQUE BLEND OF EDUCATION
As a dual licensed human therapist in addition to multiple diplomas in equine therapies, she is able to bring a wide variety of experience and skills into her sessions.
Her holistic approach to assessment and therapy includes examining all factors that could contribute to the issues presenting, which sometimes requires assessing the owner as well. Check out Elisse’s Registered Massage Therapy page to learn more about her human practice and current studies in Osteopathy.
So much more than just a set of techniques. Osteopathy is a way of being and thinking. A way of approaching therapy with both a global and specific understanding of the interrelatedness of all systems that make up the body.
Through complex study of both cellular and gross anatomy, an osteopath is able to evaluate the patient as a whole in order to facilitate healing. The practice of osteopathy may enable treatment for any type of injury from soft tissue to complex visceral issues. By way of specific evaluation and a distinct understanding of anatomy, a skilled osteopath is able to determine underlying factors and furthermore seek to resolve all perpetuations both internal and external to the body. The true essence of [whole]istic therapy.
Working with us means we assess and address the whole body.
WHAT TECHNIQUES WILL BE APPLIED?
Treatments combine massage, kinesiology, osteopathy, and craniosacral in order to best support 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.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Initial visits include a full body assessment which includes history taking, observation, palpation, gait evaluation, range of motion testing, and any indicated special tests.
You will be provided a session summary which includes a description of the primary areas of concern along with baseline photos & videos, a short term treatment plan, and the relevant homecare to be carried out between sessions.
All clients are provided this pre-session webinar which provides biographical information and a description of assessment protocols.
Elisse will be your horse’s primary therapist for the first 3-6 sessions. She will then create a long term care plan alongside Angie who will be taking over your one to one maintenance sessions. Your horse’s progress will be closely monitored by both Elisse and Angie with the option of quarterly follow-ups from Elisse.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
WE ALSO OFFER COURSES FOR YOU
In addition to one-one equine therapy services, we also offer a series of equine therapy courses for horse owners. Live and online options available.
Take individually or together to increase your own ability as a horse owner to support your training or healthy rehabilitation. Learn simple assessment and manual techniques that can be used between your therapist visits. Learn to promote lasting change, healthy physiology, and how to prevent the most common soft tissue injuries.
If you are looking for someone to help you understand how to support your horse and improve their quality of life, Elisse is the person for you.
WATCH AND LEARN, YOUR HORSE IS COUNTING ON YOU.
- Michal Purchas, Equine Therapy & RMT Client
EQUINE & HUMAN
As a lifelong learner and the eternal student, Elisse believes we must continually develop our craft by staying curious in the pursuit of excellence.
She places a strong emphasis on higher level education and as such brings many varied diplomas both human and equine sciences to her therapeutic practice.
Some of the dissections, Elisse has had the opportunity to attend both online and live!
Cadaver learning is one her favourite ways to gain a deep and fascinating appreciation for anatomy and physiology.
REGULAR SERVICE AREAS
Appointments By Referral Only
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Initial Assessment (90min) $220
Subsequent Visit (75min) $150
Initial Assessment (90min) $230
Subsequent Visit (75min) $160
Outside Fraser valley
Please contact to enquire on travel rates. The cost of fuel, mileage, and travel time will be factored into your rate accordingly.
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