Equine Physical Therapy
To bring out the best in your horse
Rehabilitation * Support * Prevention
What is physical therapy?
The word physical therapy is derived from two greek words:
„physio“ which means : nature, natural, regarding the natural processes of life and
“therapeia” which means to serve, the service, the care of the sick.
Together it means: The care of the sick to restore the natural processes of life. Therefore a physical therapist doesn`t diagnose a disease, but treats it. The diagnosis should be made by a veterinarian. The physical therapist starts then starts the treatment.
The physical therapist is treating functionally impaired body parts or their functional processes with the help of stimulant, manipulative or regulatory applications.
Field of Application
The field of application for physiotherapy includes: back- and neck problems, unnatural head and tail position, joint blockage, tendon, ligament or muscle injury, muscle atrophy and muscle building, teeth problems, wound and scar tissue as well as vague lameness.
Aim of physical therapy