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What is Equine Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of manual medicine which views the body as a whole and aims to treat the cause of a problem rather than just the symptoms.

 

Osteopaths assist healing by focusing on how the skeleton, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function together as a single unit.

Animals, like us, can suffer from strains, sprains, wear and tear / osteoarthritis or need post-operative rehab. Injuries and issues are common in working dogs and horses though are also common in our pets. The principles of osteopathy are still applied in the treatment of animals, though the approach is obviously adapted to suit each animal.

Appointment time:

Allow 45-60min per horse – includes assessment static, gait assessment, hands on assessment and treatment. Also videos if needed 

WHAT CAN OSTEOPATHY TREAT

We can help with:

Lameness

Effects of arthritis

Asymmetries

Muscular strains (including ligament/tendon)

Behavioural change (due to dysfunction)

Post-operative rehabilitation

Pre/post event treatment (for working animals)

Post birth recovery

Osteochondrosis/itis

Dysplasia

Functional kissing spine

Scar tissue

Head flicking/shaking

Bucking

Refusing to jump

Resistance working on a certain reign

Developmental issues

Young animals post birth

General performance

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Osteopathy is based on 4 fundamental principles

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The body is a unit, and the being represents a combination of body, mind and spirit.

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Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.

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Rational treatment is based on an understanding of these principles: body unity,

self-regulation, and the interrelationship of structure and function.

The body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance.

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