Equine Vet Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Specialist & Spinal Manipulation

MMassage, treatments for your horse

I'm Jenny Adamson, I'm a qualified and insured Equine Vet Physiotherapist, Rehabilitation Specialist, and Spinal Manipulation Therapist, based in Staffordshire. I use a multi modal approach to your horses specific needs, whether an injury case, joint manipulation is required, maintaining correct alignment of body and posture in between competitions, back check, or general loosen off/massage.

I work closely with your horses vets, working with injured and non-injured horses, providing physiotherapy by means of electrotherapy and manual techniques, to initially heal any diagnosed injuries, and then get the horses body functioning correctly and without compensation for injury or pain/discomfort, by using manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue release, myofascial release and massage techniques, so that we can move into a specifically written rehabilitation plan for your horse, ultimately bringing him back to function after injury.

I am trained in the McTimoney Corley method of Spinal Manipulation, which is a gentle, effective method of manipulation, which can alleviate pain in the musculoskeletal system, improve mobility, improve joint and muscle function, and realign the entire spine and pelvis. I am also trained in various muscle techniques, myofascial release and cranial work.

 

Horses

Signs of misalignment or muscle spasm:

  • Intermittent lameness
  • Horse one sided / uneven or stiff on one rein
  • Uneven stride, when ridden or on the lunge
  • Horse favours one canter lead
  • Breaking from canter to trot
  • Bucking, rearing, bolting, napping
  • Unwilling to work on the bit or hollowing back
  • Jumping fast and flat instead of basculing, or refusing to jump
  • Jumping to one side
  • Disunited in canter
  • Throws head up through transitions
  • Inability to halt square
  • Horse not straight (hindquarters to one side when working)
  • Difficulty in collected/lengthened strides
  • Decrease in normal performance

After treatment your horse should be more willing to perform as his body is back in alignment, and will be straighter, more flexible and more forward going.

 

Jenny Adamson - Physical Benefits

 

Benefits of treatment

  • Horses and dogs are more supple after just 1 treatment
  • Releases muscle tension and stiffness
  • Improved range of movement
  • Increased muscle strength, allowing your horse or dog to perform more easily and comfortably
  • Improved jumping technique and horses able to complete more difficult dressage movements such as lateral work.
  • Horses are able to work at their optimum levels without stress, unevenness or tension in their body.
  • Relieve back pain
  • horse moves straighter
  • increased freedom of paces
  • more equal on both reins when schooled