The head and neck of the horse weighs up to 10% of a horses total body weight and so its unsurprising that the position of the head and neck plays such an important part in how the horse moves. Obviously the position of the horses neck will vary throughout the disciplines, due to the different demands and aesthetics desired, and with conformation.
I am not going to discuss these different head positions as there are pros/ cons and controversies about the effect on equine be
I frequently get asked by patients (human and equine) what the differences between phyiotherapists, oesteopaths and chiropractors are and which is best. It is not a clear cut difference, in fact there are several things which overlap. I will do my best to try and explain the founding principles of each profession and the types of treatment they use. My personal opinion is that physiotherapy is best but I am a but biased! In all seriousness I have worked with some great practi
Squats are frequently used as a screening tool in professional sports to help improve performance and decrease injury risk. This is because squats require mobility, stability and strength. By comparing a patients squat or deep squat to the correct technique (see below diagrams) tight, overactive, weak muscles and stiff joints may be seen and can then be further investigated in the physiotherapy assessment. As an exercise squats are brilliant for back, hip, knee and ankle reh