The rider physiotherapy service ensures you are seen by a chartered physiotherapist with the goal of treating your injuries and enhancing your horse’s partnership. Rider injuries are very common, however its even more common for these injuries to change how horses’ move biomechanically. This is why at Vault a horse and rider package is available where both you and your animal are treated at the same time. But if you would like just a rider physiotherapy appointment, that is offered too!

The combined horse and rider physiotherapy service can take up to 2.5 hours to complete. This allows for a one off specialist assessment by a chartered physiotherapist to analyse your movement patterns both on and off the horse. Environment is key to assess your horse in detail therefore a Sand School is essential to observe both in hand and ridden tasks.

For just the rider physiotherapy service in isolation, you will have a thorough initial assessment to identify your problem so the most effective physiotherapy treatment plan can be developed for you. The service is mobile therefore it will be done at your property. Your initial appointment will include a treatment and a tailored exercise plan.

Rider physiotherapy treatment might include:

  • Tailored exercise programmes
  • Massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Kinesiology or sports taping
  • Acupuncture
  • Advice and education on posture and returning to sport/work
  • Gait re-education

If you would like more information on the horse and rider physiotherapy package contact Rochelle for more information.