Being a rider, Nina fully appreciates the pressures and strains placed upon the body not only through riding but also through caring for horses.
Rider assessment will identify areas of muscular discomfort, weakness and postural asymmetry. Often, riders are unaware of postural compensations they have been making (both on and off of the horse) and assessment will also help to identify and correct these.
Treatment may include manual therapy, including joint mobilisations and manipulations, massage, exercise, postural corrections and use of kinesiology taping. Improvements in comfort, posture, strength and flexibility will benefit your riding, thereby increasing the comfort and performance of the horse too.
Equiform provides services to all riders from all disciplines.
Rider Physiotherapy can help with the following;
- Muscle & joint pain
- Neck and back pain
- Rehabilitation post injury or illness
- Muscle weakness
- Decreased core stability with difficulty maintaining a secure riding seat
- Difficulties with achieving certain ridden aids and positions