There’s no shame in taking a day off. But you should be ashamed of failing to listen to your horse and overheating your partner. Here’s how to tell when it’s too hot to ride and what you can do instead.
There are lots of reasons for our horses to be asymmetrical. Asymmetries can be related to conformation, movement patterns, and even poor quality riding. Over time, these imbalances can leadContinue reading “Help Your Horse Find Balance”
At first, physical therapists and veterinarians sound almost like two competing forces. But, in reality, these two essential services work together to help you and your horse achieve your equine fitness goals. Click to find out how they can work together.
As riders turn their focus to schooling, it’s important to use this time wisely to analyze last season’s events and see where you can improve. Sports physical therapy can not only help you identify the root of your problem but can also provide the solution as well.
Unfortunately, equine injuries happen to the best and worst of equestrians equally. Find out what NOT to do when rehabbing your four-legged partner, and how equine physical therapy can lead to a full recovery.
Is laser therapy a gimmick or miracle cure? Find out if it could become a part of your elite sports physical therapy program and help your equine reach peak performance.
Meet one of Dr. Shields clients: a Grand Prix level jumper who suffered a suspensory ligament injury.
Most equestrians that are serious about riding have a big support team. It can include a veterinarian, chiropractor, massage therapist, dentist, trainer, barn manager, and even a saddle fitter. DoubleContinue reading “Does your horse have a Doctor of Physical Therapy? Why Not?”
Did you know rider asymmetries are common? Even highly skilled riders have asymmetries! A functional movement assessment of the rider on and off the horse allows for a better understandingContinue reading “Interested in Hosting a Rider Physical Therapy Assessment Clinic at your farm?”
History of Horse Presenting Complaint and Nature of Injury Review treatments, injections, or surgeries previously performed by DVM for presenting complaint Standing Inspection of Horse (Observation, Palpation, Range of Motion)Continue reading “What to Expect with an Equine Physical Therapy Assessment”
Emily Shields received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2005. She had been working at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a Level 1 Trauma center, in Washington,Continue reading “Dr. Shields, Physical Therapist for the Horse and Rider”
Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner can be a veterinarian, veterinary technician, physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, or students of these professions that completed a postgraduate certificate course offered by the UniversityContinue reading “What is a CERP?”
A Doctor of Physical Therapy who has had specialized training in the movement of both horse and rider unmounted and under saddle may be able to help you uncover physicalContinue reading “Do you have a Doctor of Physical Therapy in your phone’s contacts?”
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 whoContinue reading “Equine Rehabilitation”
The Equestrian Sport is a sophisticated relationship between a horse and rider which demands physical and mental stamina, agility, and soundness in order to move in synchronous strength. All disciplinesContinue reading “What happens when practice does not make perfect performance?”