Equestrian Sport is a fascinating and complex partnership between horse and rider, requiring strength, agility, endurance – both physical and mental. Each discipline presents its own distinct challenges that canContinue reading “Equestrian Sports Physical Therapy”
We all have them, why does it matter? Our bodies are pretty good at adapting and compensating for our short comings, whether it be long standing pain, short term pain,Continue reading “Are you strengthening your riding asymmetries?”
Have you ever wondered what stops you from achieving your greatest riding performance? Then a Physical Therapy Rider Assessment is for you! This comprehensive evaluation of your body helps to accurately identify structural asymmetries, muscle imbalances, and compensatory movement patterns.
Generic online equestrian exercise programs and the occasional massage at a spa are not equestrian physical therapy. Read this blog to find out exactly what treatment strategies a Doctor of Physical Therapy will use and what to expect with each one.
Do you know the names of the muscles you use when you ride? Or why most equestrians have well-developed inner thigh muscles? Learn how your anatomy is impacting your riding performance with the help of a licensed physical therapist.
Equestrians must have complete control over the stability and mobility of their joints in the saddle. In the space of just a few seconds, we must be capable of increasing our stability or soften with more mobility in the joints, particularly the hip.
When your joints aren’t able to support you, your performance can drop significantly and you and your horse suffer as a result.
One day you’re riding along when you start to feel pain in your ankles. It grows worse over every following ride, until eventually you’re in serious pain when you ride. How do you fix the problem? Where do you start?
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”
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.