Is your horse sore, injured, just a little off on his leads and transitions, or suddenly exhibiting behavioral problems?
Have you noticed a gradual decline in performance? Are certain patterns or movements suddenly difficult for your horse? Does your horse have a recurring, hard to pinpoint lameness?
There is a good possibility that it is due to muscle soreness or musculoskeletal problems. Equine Rehab & Therapy (Joseph, Oregon 97846) uses a variety of bodywork tools and techniques at your facility to return movement, performance, and comfort to your horse, and confidence and peace of mind to you. Its philosophy is that the bottom line is results: your horse will noticeably better or Equine Rehab & Therapy hasn’t done its job.
A holistic approach seeks to restore a balance for the entire organism that tends to prevent the expression of disease. It views the entire patient, its physical, menta,l and emotional environment, as an intricate network of interconnected energies that contribute to the health of the being. In this approach, how a horse is kept, what it is fed, how it is trained, shod, and cared for all have a bearing on its state of health. While in many cases, particularly trauma or acute colic, modern veterinary techniques work wonders; there are other cases that do not respond as well to drugs and surgery.
For chronic musculoskeletal conditions or a diagnosis of nonspecific lameness, there are complementary therapies that could possibly give animals additional relief. Integrating traditional vet diagnosis with therapeutic farriery (horse shoeing), spinal mobilization, trigger point and sports massage, myofacial release, accupressure, and flower essences gives us a powerful tool to work on various levels of health for our animals. While in humans, determining symptom versus source for disharmony is difficult, with animals it’s even more difficult due to lack of a common verbal language. Fortunately, body movement and energy language is universal. Integrated bodywork is a technique that not only addresses the immediate needs of the horse but also the deeper issues in a unique way.
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