Did you know rider asymmetries are common? Even highly skilled riders may have asymmetries!
A functional movement assessment of the rider on and off the horse allows for a better understanding as to rider fundamental movement limitations or commonly called “asymmetries”.
Why is this important to riders?
1. Demonstrates movement patterns that produce pain while riding.
2. Demonstrates non-painful movement patterns that may increase risk of injury.
3. Identify limited movement patterns that are causing plateaued riding performance.
The Rider Asymmetry Assessment offered by Physio Equine Solutions combines functional movement assessment with sport specific analysis of motion. This allows the physical therapist to discern the underlying cause of the asymmetry or limited functional movement. Once the big picture cause – effect relationship is identified, appropriate physical therapy interventions and exercise programs can be implemented and monitored to decrease rider pain and asymmetry to improve rider performance.