Equine Rehabilitation

equine physical therapy

Equine Rehabilitation is based on evidenced based protocols, tissue healing parameters, horse’s response to treatment, and consistently reassesses interventions to determine effectiveness of treatment strategies. At Physio Equine Solutions, a DPT who is a Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP) will discuss and collaborate with your horse’s DVM to develop an individualized rehabilitation care plan to be implemented utilizing objective measures to monitor interventions to determine effectiveness of treatment strategies. 

Equine Conditions Amenable to Physical Therapy:

  • Traumatic or Surgical Wound Care
  • Post Surgical Care
  • Tendon & Ligament Injury Care
  • Muscle Trigger Point
  • Stifle Dysfunction

Rehabilitation Treatment by a CERP

  • Manual Therapy: Spinal and/or Joint Mobilization
  • Wound Management
  • Muscle and Joint Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning
  • Core Stability
  • Stall Rest Activities   
  • LiteCure Class 4 Laser

The elite athlete doesn’t just sit out, they exercise other sport specific muscle groups or modifies exercises to keep fit. Physical Therapists understand that active rest results in shorter rehab time which results in shorted down time! At Physio Equine Solutions, we promote DVM approved activity while on stall rest to maintain strength and flexibility to keep the horse active mentally and physically.