Thanks Jon for the review. Means a lot when people give such nice feedback. The different approach he talks about is actually assessing him as a whole and not just the painful body part!
It also includes education about the potential cause of pain (acute injury with tissue damage v chronic pain with central sensitization- Read more about this here, v overload of tissues from poor posture/ altered biomechanics An example of different causes of knee pain). Advice about ways o
Amazing the difference one session of physio and the right exercises can make in the OAP equine patient! As ponies/horses get older the lordotic (dipped) back posture with decreased topline is very common. This is due to several factors including decreased muscle mass with age (happens to us humans too!) so it is harder to maintain and gain muscle size and strength. Probably they have less exercise or less focused/ intense exercise (ie hacking v schooling v competing) than wh
No time wasted driving to and from a clinic, no hassle or cost of parking, evening appointments available to help fit physio treatment into your busy schedule....all for just £50 an hour (Wirral/ Chester/ Liverpool) or £75 (North Wales/ Manchester/ Lancashire)! Why wouldn't you want to book in with Pegasus physio for any pain or injuries you have!? With an extensive background in sports physiotherapy and private practice we want to try and identify what is causing your pain a
Having worked in professional sports for years there are lots of gadgets and equipment which clubs will spend ££££££££s on. Alter G treadmills are hundreds of thousands of pounds and are a great investment for rehabilitating players but did any of these medical departments have a laser machine? No!
If lasers aren't used in elite sports medicine (because lack of evidence and perceived benefit) then how can I justify the use with my canine and equine patients? I can't. Tendon
This article highlights just what I feel so strongly about.... that as a rider you have to look after yourselves as well as your horse. http://www.anatomy-physiotherapy.com/14-systems/musculoskeletal/2029-common-overuse-injuries-in-horse-riders How you move and what you feel has a huge influence on your riding position. This then has a huge effect on how the horse moves and what they feel. That's why Pegasus has a special offer of only £75 for initial assessments and treatmen
Great point made by Gina Lomas Equestrian - Rider/Trainer/Coach- hacking out gives horses a break from schooling. Flat work and jump schooling and lessons can be hard work and intense for horses and ponies. They use the same muscles, do the same movements, on the same surfaces etc. which can lead to repetitive strain on the tendons, ligaments and joints. Variation is the key! Hack out on different surfaces, increase their cardiovascular fitness by taking longer hacks, give th
Had two horses today who have come on leaps and bounds with treatment and rehabilitation. In hand exercising is hard work and time consuming for owners but you can see great results when the plan is followed! First time for Jackie on Jimmy today following a long time not riding and 3 months since we first started physiotherapy. Hes done brilliantly with the long reining (straight, lateral work) in hand hill and pole work and can now kick on with his ridden rehab. Long way to
Pegasus will part of RAMP (Registered Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners) as soon as it becomes live! I think the creation of RAMP (Registered Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners) is a brilliant way of providing animal owners and Vets with an informed choice of who they use to treat their animal. As an ACPAT member (Chartered Physiotherapist in Animal Therapy) who has completed an undergraduate course in Physiotherapy followed by Postgraduate Diploma (soon to be Masters) i