Are you sitting comfortably?
None of us are completely symmetrical, but could this be having an effect on your horse and his way of going?
Maxine is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health Professionals Council (HCPC). This means that your pain can be diagnosed and dealt with on the spot, using a combination of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advise. Chose from a consultation in clinic or a rider performance analysis session.
Maxine runs a human physiotherapy clinic in Mountsorrel. Here you can book a 45 minute consultation that will aim to diagnose and treat any musculoskeletal ailment. Assessment will begin by discussing your concerns, followed by assessment of the problem area. A treatment plan is then established to give you the tools you need to improve your pain. A thorough exercise regime, including specific Pilates exercise can be then be established.
Rider Performance Analysis
If you feel that you are unbalanced on one rein, or that you can't quite get your leg on one side then you may benefit from a ridden physiotherapy assessment. This will identify any tight or weak areas and give you the tools required to improve your ridden work. It will include arena side treatment and reassessment to help improve those niggling issues. Sessions take one hour and include a comprehensive exercise plan.
Combined Horse and rider performance
Did you know that a wonky rider often leads to a wonky horse? Could your horse be compensating for your asymmetries?
A combined physiotherapy assessment with your horse may identify ways in which you are compensating for weak or tight areas creating a certain amount of asymmetry in your riding. Our horses are fantastic at compensating for this, but could we do better?
By first looking at your riding and establishing any weakness' that you have, a tailored treatment plan can be established to help you become a more effective rider. This is then followed by an equine physiotherapy assessment and treatment to ensure you are both feeling at your best.