What is it?
Physiotherapy can be used in the management of long term conditions and for those conditions associated with old age and to maintain an animal's wellbeing.
Rehabilitation using physiotherapy can assist with maintaining and increasing strength, flexibility, restoring normal movement patterns and promoting cardiovascular fitness.
Physical rehabilitation can be used to improve quality of life for the animal.
Physiotherapy is the application of manual techniques alongside the use of therapy equipment. Manual techniques have beneficial results when used independently but when combined with therapy equipment, the results can be greatly improved’ (The College of Animal Physiotherapy).
In a nutshell, I can help your horse with not only ‘muscular back’ issues but also tendon and ligament injuries and rehabilitation from certain conditions. My massage skills will still feature within the work I do and I can of course still treat your horse to a massage treatment alone, which as we know can have great benefits in the wellbeing and the way of going for your horse. I can help to put together treatment plans to help your horse improve in many ways.
My passion is to help you get the best from your equine friend and to ensure that they are in the best condition for you.
I have recently worked extremely closely with Katie on the rehabilitation of a horse suffering from “Kissing Spines”. At every step of the way Katie has gone above and beyond in her planning and implementation of a rehab protocol and treatment of the horse and she has always kept me extremely well informed of the horse’s progress and contacted me if she has any concerns. I am thrilled with the outcome of the patient involved and this is in no small part due to Katie’s diligent work. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Katie and I have no hesitation in recommending her to clients.”
Testimonial received from Nikki Pursey, of Farr & Pursey Vets - March 2021
Sky Equine has been nominated for Equine Therapist of the Year 2021
I was stunned and delighted when I recieved the email from The Equestrian Business Awards confirming that I had received nominations for the Equine Therapist of the Year 2021 award.
Every horse I treat is done so with the same level of love and care that I would treat my own and many of my clients have become good friends as a result. Seeing horse and rider combinations achieve their goals through helping to keep their horse supple is the very reason why I love my job.
Thank you so much to anyone who nominated me, it means the absolute world to me.