PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR HORSES: visual course in massage, stretching, and rehab-2019
An incredible ILLUSTRATED REFERENCE to help keep the horse sound in body and mind and at the top of his game.
In this highly illustrated book, equine physical therapy expert Helle Katrine Kleven begins with a comprehensible introduction to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, as well as an instructive conversation covering biomechanics basics, then explores the major areas of physical therapy in detail.
Readers will find practical how-to guidance in the most popular therapeutic modalities, as well as cutting-edge alternatives that are currently gaining ground:
- Fascia work
- Stability and strengthening exercises
- Laser therapy
- Kinesiology taping
- And much more
With this incredible course in preventive and rehabilitative techniques, horse owners and professionals will be thoroughly prepared to ensure their horses’ comfort and well-being. The book includes:
Over 300 color photos and illustrations.
- Facts and tips in easy-to-read callouts throughout.
- A section on preventive measures to stop problems before they start.
Handy anatomical guides to the equine skeleton, muscle layers, and fascia.
“With knowledge about the correct movement patterns, riders and trainers will be able to recognize how to support the developmental success and physical resilience of the horse, and can adjust their conditioning and training plan accordingly. This applies to all branches of equestrian sport, from amateur riders to pleasure riders to top professionals.
” —Bettina Hoy, Olympic and World Equestrian Games Medalist in Eventing