What to expect
Sammy will undergo a thorough assessment, including both static and dynamic observations covering all aspects of your animals' life and management. This will help identify any movement abnormalities, weaknesses, asymmetries and areas of tension and soreness. For equine visits, Sammy may need to see your horse lunged or ridden to fully understand your issues. She may also like to look at your saddle fit.
Having received a full veterinary history prior to treatment, the findings will be linked back to the history to take a holistic view. Sammy will then put together a logical treatment plan using manual therapy, body work, eletrotherapies and remedial exercise to target what was found on assessment. Achievable aims and goals will be set with you, so progress can be tracked and measured over time.
The initial treatment will kick start the healing process, so a careful aftercare program will be set and followed for maximum benefit. It may be necessary to follow-up the initial treatment: the type of problem you are facing along with how well the horse responded to the initial treatment will dictate what follow-up is required. The aim is to produce long-term improvement where only a 6-monthly maintenance visit is required.
Modalities used by Physiotherapists:
Manual Therapies: massage, body work, myofascial release techniques, mobilisations, heat/cold therapy, and stretches
Electrotherapies: H-Wave, TENS, Photizo Light PhotoTherapy, Epiony Heat Therapy. Coming soon - Omega LASER therapy.
Remedial Exercise: Pole work, active stretches, core exercises, proprioceptive exercises, groundwork, lunging for wellness
Before any initial treatment, permission needs to be obtained from a Veterinary Surgeon to adhere to The Veterinary Surgeon's Act (1966) and the Veterinary Surgery (Exemptions) Order (2015). This can be done by Sammy, or you can request permission by speaking to your Veterinarian or filling out the form below. This is a legal requirement for any practitioner that will see your horse.