Animals, like people, respond to physiotherapy. The purpose of physiotherapy is to restore and maintain mobility, function, independence and performance. Physiotherapy can be beneficial for all shapes and sizes of horses for a variety of issues including:
- Injury prevention
- Lack of suppleness
- Imbalanced or one-sided
- Reluctance to move forwards or refusing jumps
- Inconsistency in performance
- Inability to maintain a good outline or shape
- Sudden deterioration in performance
- Post-operative or post injury management
- The older or arthritic horse
Bridget has extensive experience in treating a wide range of horses and will work closely with your Vet as required, in order to maximise your horse’s potential. She utilises a holistic approach to assessment and treatment, considering the all-round management of the horse. Additionally, Bridget is happy to liaise with trainers, saddlers, farriers and dentists as required.
By law, any veterinary physiotherapy assessment and treatment has to be completed with Veterinarian referral. Therefore, Bridget will ask you for your Vet’s details and will contact your Vet prior to your appointment to discuss this. Alternatively, you can download a veterinary consent form here and ask your Vet to complete this prior to your horse’s appointment.
Why Choose an ACPAT professional?
Unlike the term ‘Physiotherapist’ which is a protected title, the term ‘Veterinary / animal / equine Physiotherapist’ is not. If a Veterinary Physiotherapist is an ACPAT member, it means that they have had to complete a high standard of education, have appropriate insurance and complete a certain amount of training each year in order to keep up to date with new developments and ideas. For more information on ACPAT please click on the icons below.
As Bridget is an ACPAT and RAMP registered professional, you may be able to claim for physiotherapy treatment for your horse through your insurance. It is recommended that you ask your insurance company directly regarding any cover that you may or may not have prior to your first appointment.