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Equine Rehabilitation and Therapy

Sep, 01

WHAT IS EQUINE REHABILITATION?  (excerpt - full article, see link) Equine Rehabilitation is a term often used to encompass retraining but it is actually the application of physical therapy treatments to help the body heal with the aim of improving or restoring correct and optimal physical function.  It is about restoring muscular, tendon and ligament strength, joint and tissue mobility and function,...

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Equine Conditioning Principles

Jun, 12

Individual responses to conditioning differ based on genetics, age, and previous activity level.   As with a human athlete, the success of a fitness and conditioning program for your horse is based on the horse's body's adaptive response to the stress of exercise. To achieve a conditioning and training effect, the horse must be subjected to gradual increases in workload...

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The Power of Holistic Wellness with Animals

Jun, 06

Well-Oiled Machines We often have the most amazing clients. Our clients are open-minded and looking for new, or as is often the case “old” ways to improve the quality of life for their animals. While many trod the straight path that is veterinary medicine, increasingly pet parents and owners are looking for alternative therapies that date back thousands of years...

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Healing Hands: Equine Sports Medicine & Rehab

May, 24

The emerging profession of equine sports medicine and rehabilitation utilizes innovative therapy methods. Veterinarians and other professionals who want to expand their training into the equine rehab field can become certified specialists to learn the latest trends and techniques, such as utilizing underwater treadmills which offer low-impact, high-resistance therapy for horses. Photo: Lisa Dijk/Arnd.nL -------------------- Stall rest. It’s one of...

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CLAIRE DYSON EQUINE WATER TREADMILL & REHABILITATION CENTRE

May, 20

There has been a huge increase and growing momentum behind water treadmill therapy here in the UK over the past few years. Multiple disciplines including private yards, racehorse trainers, professional competition yards along with therapy and rehabilitation centres like ours are now using a water treadmill as part of their fitness and training plans. The horse enters the treadmill while...

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