Equine therapeutic care
offers a natural drug-free solution to your horses total health. Along with your
veterinarian this therapy can reduce pain, improve performance, movement and
well being. This therapy includes accupressure, massage therapy principals with
a spinal manipulation technique.
Training in the
*** Canine Therapy is
including: alignment, massage, physiotherapy,
Vortex Stimulation (circulation) therapy (Theraplate)
Anatomy of the horse
Correct movement in all gaits
Conformation: correct and
incorrect causing lameness and stress
Lameness: overall view of
general types encountered, lame and unnatural movement
examining correct shoeing practices and those that may cause lamenesses
manouvering of the vertabrae and postioning of structure
Saddle fitting and proper
padding for English and Western Massage and acupressure, stress points and
proper use of the hands
Practical experience- going on
years of hands on experience!
Conditions that may indicate a need for equine therapy:
back, neck, leg, or tail pain
injuries caused from
performance, slipping, falling , or training
changes in behavior ex.
bucking, irritability, balking, crossfiring
refusal to perform certain
sensitivity to grooming, saddling, mounting etc.
Note: This type of therapy used to be considered
"alternative" but now is considered an integral part of keeping your equine
athlete in peak performance shape * keeping aged horses comfortable thus
extending their using time * eliminating behavior issues ( caused from
discomfort) * making the training process easier on the horse and the trainer
in some cases.
***10 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Over the last few years I have
had the opportunity to experience many equine injuries whether caused from
performance or accident. I have learnt that what works for one horse may not
always work on another and there is sometimes no time factor on the recovery
process. I am so happy to be able to offer complimentary services that have been
proven to aid in getting your equine partner back in shape as soon as possible.
THE PERFORMANCE HORSE- it seems like every performance horse, especially the
really good ones, at some time battle some type of injury. We need to get them
back in shape as soon as possible. We also need to try and prevent these
injuries. The therapies I offer work at preventing as well as healing the
injured horse! As horse owners and trainers we spend a lot of money on these
horses and a lot of working time. They are essentially our family so why not
give them the best care we can give them.
|Therapies offered on the Road-
||Equine Therapeutic Massage
Pre- Performance Massage
Post- Performance Massage and Stretching
Over the last couple of years I have had
the opportunity to have clients leave their horse for an extended length of
time, whether it be because their schedule doesn't allow for treatments (ie,
stretching), their boarding circumstance doesn't allow for extra care (ie.
Controlled exercise), or the horse requires additional therapies. I am so
excited to offer a facility where your horse can come “recuperate”!!
|Therapies Offered at the Rehab Center-
||Equine Therapeutic Massage
Daily Targeted Massage
Salt water soaks (legs)
Theraplate - Vortex Wave Circulation
Personalized Feed Programs
Corrective / Customized shoeing
||Omega Alpha Suppliments
Back On Track Products (can be
If your veterinarian has a rehab program they want to
use after an injury we will work with them to set something up. Our goal is to
give your horse the best care we can and get them back up to performing as they
Acknowledgement- Special THANK-YOU to Dr, Rebecca Gervin DMV for
always answering my questions and giving her invaluable advice.