Squats are an essential exercise for any equestrian who wants to perform their best, as well as to reduce the risk of injury. A squat is a simple functional movement that can indicate biomechanical issues that will have an effect on rider position. A squat will tell you if your hamstrings, glutes, core, and/or spinal muscles are weak which will cause you to fall forward in the saddle.
Struggling with pain while riding? Stuck at the same level? Walking into a physical therapist’s clinic is the first step to solving your riding problems. Here’s how to tell if it’s time for you to make an appointment.
Are you looking to add squats into your exercise routine? Squats are a great exercise for equestrians looking to build strength out of the saddle. However, there are three big mistakes that equestrian physical therapists see a lot of people making. Click to find out if you’re guilty of one of these three mistakes.
Very few people enjoy pounding pavement in an effort to build cardiovascular fitness. But, in order to be a good partner to our horses, cardio fitness is essential. The good news is you don’t have to run in order to be in good shape
An independent, soft, fluid seat is one of the most sought after attributes of an exceptional horseback rider. If our hip and pelvis stabilizing muscles are not working properly, this becomes nearly impossible.
Head to your equestrian sport physical therapist’s office to find out how you can unlock the mystery of your hips and take your riding to the next level.
Do you shorten one side of your torso while riding? If so, you could be struggling with flexibility issues. The good news is that with some hard work and a little patience, you don’t have to deal with flexibility issues. Sports physical therapy can help.
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.
Are you tired of riding while in pain? Are you and your horse struggling to reach your fitness goals? Ditch the generic exercise routine– build a custom fitness program with the help of a Doctor of Physical Therapy.