Physical Therapy for the Equestrian

Does pain, poor posture habits, or inadequate muscle strength and flexibility stop you from being the best partner for your horse?

✔️Musculoskeletal Stretching and Strength Training
Equestrians treat their horse as “the athlete,” however consider themselves last on the list. Every competitive athletic sport has a stretching and strength training program to prevent injuries and improve performance. This program is designed to incorporate sport-specific injury prevention, maintenance, and performance exercise programs.

✔️Return to Riding after Surgery or Musculoskeletal Injury
After surgery or injury your biomechanics change. This program focuses on the analysis of abnormal riding biomechanics that may impact comfort and ease when returning to riding. A Doctor of Physical Therapy is knowledgeable in many diagnoses, surgical procedures, understanding mechanisms of injury as well as treatment protocols for physical therapy post surgical care and musculoskeletal injuries. 

✔️Return to Riding after Concussion
Riders with concussions may experience one or more of the following symptoms: neck pain, headaches, dizziness, imbalance, visual motion sensitivity, double vision, cognitive fatigue, difficulty with memory and attention, decreased exercise tolerance, irritability, and sleep disturbances. This program includes an assessment of the riders symptoms, physical therapy treatment protocols, and monitoring of symptoms when cleared to ride to achieve optimal functional outcomes.

A Doctor of Physical Therapy will discuss and assess the nature of your injury, as well as perform tests to determine an appropriate treatment plan to return you to riding. Depending on your specific need, you will be scheduled for a sports injury screen, full evaluation, or speciality services listed below.

Learn more about the Rider Biomechanics Assessment by a Doctor of Physical Therapy

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