What are the benefits of Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the restoration of ‘normal movement’ and is a protected title in the human industry. Physiotherapy is a broad term and is not defined by one method or treatment, this is what makes it so flexible. Chartered Physiotherapists base assessments and treatments on the latest scientific evidence ensuring clients always receive the best up to date care. There is also an element of ‘art’ to physiotherapy, making it challenging, fascinating and hugely rewarding.

By looking at each individual person as a whole we can identify asymmetries and possible problems, from acute injuries to chronic compensations. From this we then work out how to address these findings using a multitude of methods, such as manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercise rehabilitation. We specialise in riders and by optimising your movement and improving strength and stability we can help improve performance.

Important announcement: Recently we have taken the decision to solely focus on specialising in equine cases and so no longer offer rider care. If this is something you are looking for please do get in touch and we can point you to therapists we work with.

Physiotherapy Benefits

  • Improved performance
  • Optimised healing times
  • Improved strength, movement and flexibility
  • Pain relief
  • Improved rider symmetry
  • Joint and soft tissue care

Rider Conditions

We treat a wide range of conditions including:

Pain and discomfort
Joint stiffness
Soft tissues injures
Back pain
Rider performance issues
Muscle imbalances/weakness
Poor core strength/balance
Post surgery rehabilitation
Rider asymmetry

Physiotherapy Treatments

We use a variety of treatments including:

Joint mobilisations and manipulations
Soft tissue mobilisations
Myofascial Release
Acupuncture and acupressure
NMES (muscle stim)/H Wave
Tailored exercise therapy
Gait and muscle pattern re-education
Rider Pilates

Understanding the Injury and Assessment

Make Contact

Once you have made contact with us we will ask for a few details to get started. We can then work out your availability and book an initial appointment. We do not have a clinic room at the moment so sessions are usually at your home or yard.  

Initial Appointment

On the appointment day the initial assessment takes approximately an hour depending on each individual. We will assess you statically and dynamically as a whole, sometimes this will involve a ridden assessment with your horse, and then focus on the problem area. Once this is completed we will then palpate and assess your soft tissues and joints.

Understanding the Injury

At this point we will have a better understanding of your injury or problems and be able to discuss with you the way forward. We will always discuss the findings with you to ensure you have a full understanding of your problems and help to answer any questions you may have. During the initially assessment there is usually time to start the treatment and rehabilitation programme and your physiotherapist may give you some exercises to begin.

Working Together for Best Results

Depending on each individual, sometimes to ensure the best outcome for you, other members of your team might need to be involved, this may be your coach, for optimising your training, saddler or GP, for pain relief. We believe working as a team helps to ensure you receive the best care and treatments.

Follow Up Sessions

Follow-up sessions are usually approximately an hour depending on each individual and involve a quick assessment of you statically and dynamically to review your progress. The remainder of the session will then be treatment. The amount of follow-up sessions will depend on you injury or problems and how they respond to treatment. This will be discussed with you throughout the treatments.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel an appointment please let us know as soon as possible. If there’s less than 24 hours notice a 100% charge will be applicable. Please contact your physiotherapist directly as soon as possible.

Interested in our physiotherapy services and want to know how we can help you? Get in touch!