Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to bring together the skills and expertise of different professionals, providing comprehensive care and improve the overall outcomes.
Taking a comprehensive history of your horse including static, dynamic and physical assessment.
Electrotherapy options include laser therapy (class 3B), NMES, TENS and therapeutic ultrasound.
Providing on-going support & guidance until your horse is back to original function or the desired outcome is reached.
Why does my horse need physio?
If you have noticed any of the following signs, your horse may need physiotherapy:
- Changes in behaviour
- Maximising optimal performance
- “Not feeling right” or feeling “off”
- Pre and post surgical rehabilitation
- Poor performance
- Training problems (for example difficulty completing transitions or easier to ride on one rein)
- Refusing/knocking jumps
- Difficulty putting the saddle/bridle/rugs on
- Improve/ maintain quality of life
- Aid the rehabilitation process after injury
- Wanting to build strength and fitness
- Age related joint stiffness/ mobility problems
- Managing arthritis
- Wound healing
Benefits of physio
Using the latest techniques and research in physiotherapy, Beth provides on-going support to return your horse to its optimal performance function.
- Reduce pain
- Quicker recovery times
- Enhance the healing process
- Reduce scar tissue
- Increase strength
- maintain/ improve flexibility and range of motion
- Detect subtle changes in your horse’s gait, preventing the chance of injury
- Reduce swelling and muscle spasm
- Increased well-being and quality of life
- Reduced chance of future injury and compensatory injuries
- Access to 24-hour professional support and advice during the healing process
2-hour in-person one to one consultation with initial assessment, treatment and individualised rehab plan.
Specialised 1-hour in-person one to one sessions providing manual therapy, electrotherapy and progression of the rehab program.
Discount available for multiple horse treatments at one yard. Inquire for details.
Please note that appointments outside a 10 mile radius of SL3 will incur a small mileage charge.
It’s not worth the risk to delay treatment.
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“Even after the very first treatment I noticed a big difference in Belle’s suppleness and an overall improvement in her general happiness after Beth had worked through her niggles. Beth is always incredibly patient with Belle who is not the easiest horse to work with (chestnut tb mare!) and creates a tailored ‘at home’ exercise plan, continually checking in on progress and recommending adaptions where required!”
If none of your questions are below, please feel free to contact me here.
How often should my horse have a physiotherapy appointment?
Frequency of treatment varies between each case. A treatment plan can be devised to suit you as an owner and the severity of the condition being treated.
Do I need veterinary referral prior to treatment by a veterinary physiotherapist?
The recent changes made by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) 2020 states that if your horse is currently being treated by a vet for injury, disease or pathology veterinary consent is required. However, veterinary consent is not required for maintenance care.
If you are unsure whether you need to get veterinary consent please get in contact.
What is included in a veterinary physiotherapy session?
The session will start off with a discussion on the horses history and any problems you are currently having. This is then followed by a thorough static, dynamic and palpation assessment. Treatment is then individualised dependant on the findings and history and may include manual therapy, use of electrotherapies and exercise prescription.
Does insurance cover veterinary physiotherapy?
Yes, most insurance companies will cover the cost of veterinary physiotherapy. However it is worth contacting your insurance provider prior to treatment to check what your policy covers.
I am unsure whether my horse might benefit from physiotherapy treatment, what should I do?
If you are unsure whether physiotherapy would benefit your horse please get in contact where I would be happy to discuss possible treatment options.
How long does a physiotherapy appointment last?
The initial consultation normally lasts upto 2hrs. Whereas the follow up appointments normally last 1hr.
Want to talk about it first?
Everyone’s situation is different.
Feel free to contact Beth using the link below to discuss your unique cirumstance.
Beth is here to help and make sure your horse gets the right treatment it needs.