Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete;
The Role of the Equine Physiotherapist
Dip.A.Phys. RAMP & IAAT reg.
Broadacres Stables, The Old Coach Road, Tadcaster. LS24 8HA
START TIME. 10.30AM PROMPT.
END TIME. AROUND 4.30PM.
A mix of theory and practical evaluation including case studies.
Recognising sub-optimal performance and when to refer to the vet.
Case studies including kissing spine, suspensory desmitis, sacroiliac dysfunction and stifle
Care of the rehabilitation patient – post surgery until return to pre surgery fitness.
Goal setting – determining appropriate therapeutic interventions.
The importance of ongoing assessments.
Implementation and adaptation of exercise protocols with demonstrations of specific exercises
aimed at improving mobility, strength, proprioceptive deficits, suppleness, balance, motor control
and coordination etc,
The importance of measuring outcomes.
The importance of team work. Communication with the vet, farrier, owner, coach and saddle fitter
for best outcomes
Owner involvement, ongoing assessment and exercise plans.
Teaching will be classroom based and outdoors. Please dress appropriately.