Equine Services

Physiotherapy should be available for all horses from racehorses to happy hackers and those who are retired and spend all their time out at grass. It is not just about helping to improve performance; it is a vital part of improving quality of life. At Knott’s veterinary physiotherapy we work with horses, owners, vets, farriers, dentists and trainers because we understand the importance of working as a team to achieve the best possible results.

Common indicators for horses that would benefit from physiotherapy include:

  • Behavioural changes – napping, rearing, bucking, head shaking, tail clamping
  • Reactive to touch
  • Stiffness/Lameness
  • Struggling to stand square or toe dragging
  • Difficultly working in an outline
  • Disunited canter or difficulty maintaining canter on one rein
  • Reduced performance in competition horses

Diagnosed conditions that will benefit from physiotherapy include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle/Tendon/Ligament injuries
  • Kissing Spines (Over-riding dorsal spinous processes, O-DSP)
  • Sacroiliac disease
  • Intermittent upward fixation of the patella (IUFP)
  • Proximal Suspensory desmitis (PSD)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Scar tissue
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Saddle fitting problems
Please contact Nicola to discuss your horse or book an appointment. You can also download a referral form.

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