Course of a session
Each encounter with an animal is different.
My first action is... observation! Understanding the horse’s environment, its lifestyle, and the factors of well-being and stress surrounding it; examining and evaluating its locomotion.
Once this analysis is complete, I perform a palpatory examination and functional inspection to feel its tensions, its range of motions. I build up a relationship of trust and openness with the horse during this initial contact.
Then, I massage the horse, which is now in a serene and calm state of mind.
My work as a physiotherapist centres on comfort, training, recovery and the rehabilitation of the animal's motor skills.
I am there to improve the horse's physical and mental relaxation, which in turn plays a preventive role, enabling the horse to perform better.
Should the horse suffer from locomotor disorders, its physical rehabilitation activities are exclusively carried out under veterinary diagnosis and prescription.
• For sporting, competition or leisure horses
- Preparatory physical training sessions before an effort
- Maintenance sessions
- Recovery physical training sessions after an effort
- Relaxation and wellness sessions
- Lymphatic drainage sessions
• If your horse has undergone surgery, if it has to stay in the stable or if it is following a rehabilitation programme, a physiotherapy session under the supervision of its usual veterinarian will often prove exceptionally beneficial.
• Sporting preparation
- warms up muscles and joints
- stimulates blood circulation (supply of oxygen and nutrients,...)
- prepares the body for the effort
- reduces the mental stress of a competition
- awakens neurotransmitters
• Sporting recovery
- helps muscle relaxation
- helps to eliminate the body's metabolic residues accumulated during exercise (toxins, lactic acids)
- reduces the impact of joint shocks
- prevents muscle stiffness
- softens the muscle fibre
- increases your horse's ability to relax
- helps its concentration
- keeps the muscular and skeletal structure in shape
Permitted Equine Therapist