Equine Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a crucial part of managing the equine athlete as huge strains are placed on the body during training and competition. However, ALL horses can benefit from physiotherapy regardless of their age, work level and discipline. Motion Vet Physio aims to provide top quality physiotherapy treatment to enhance and maintain the health and well-being of your horse. MVP takes a hollistic approach considering the whole horse, its environment and management. This involves working with other professionals such as Vets, Dentists, Saddle Fitters and Farriers/Equine Podiatrists in order to gain effective and lasting results.

Does my horse need physiotherapy?

Poor behaviour in horses is often labelled as naughtiness while there are often underlying issues causing this. Commonly, a horse will misbehave if they are unable to understand what you are asking them, they are physically unable to do what you are asking or they are experiencing pain and discomfort. MVP aims to deal with this pain and discomfort helping you and your horse reach your goals.

Some common problems and conditions which will benefit from physiotherapy include:

  • Girthiness 

  • Cold-backed

  • Worse on one rein

  • Wrong canter lead

  • Lack of bend

  • Problems with contact

  • Head tilting

  • Kissing spines

  • Osteoarthritis

  • SI issues

  • Tendon/Ligament injury

  • Neurological conditions such as wobblers or stringhalt.

MVP offers groundwork lessons which can be incorporated into treatment or booked separately. These involve a combination of pole work, straightness training and remedial exercise. Call to discuss further.

If you think your horse will benefit from physiotherapy, please get in touch and download our Veterinary Referral Form to pass onto your Vet.