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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is modern non-invasive solution for problems associated with the musculoskeletal system. This method is well-known in human medicine for many years due to great results in orthopedics, rehabilitation and sport medicine. The main medical effects of shockwave therapy: Analgesic effect – elimination of pain Decrease of muscle tension Inhibition of nociceptive fibers Acceleration […]

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The benefits of a CLX band

Without the CLX band, the rider has no assistance in correcting any potential postural flaw. The horse is moving well but occasionally puts the neck in extension. With the rider now wearing the CLX bands, a better posture is achieved and in doing this, the horse is also in better working frame with more hindquarter […]

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Handy Horse Stretches

NECK STRETCHES SIDE Stand against the shoulder of the horse. Place one hand on poll and other on the muzzle and gently ease the neck to stretch towards you. Allow time for horse to release and stretch. If possible hold stretch for 10 counts. Do to both sides. Use a carrot or treat and get […]

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Change and variety in all exercise is good.

It is important for all athletes, equine and human, that you have variety in your training programme. Firstly it is good for your muscles and general biomechanics to vary the way they have to work. Always keep in mind that you have to work for strength, control and endurance and this is why variety is […]

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Posture and Form – corner stones of all performances

It is absolutely crucial for any athlete, equine or human, to have a good and well balanced posture, this ensures optimal performance in any athletic event. The muscles and joints in the body work in relationship to each other and if any of these relations are disrupted, an imbalance can occur. This will minimise the […]

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Rehabilitation – the Essential must-do!

After any muscular injury or surgical procedure, it is absolutely crucial to rehabilitate the injured and now healed structures. Failure to do so will lead to recurring injuries in the exact same area or in a different body part. Injuries causes weakness in muscles and this has to be rehabilitated after the muscles have healed […]

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Tips for Human and Equine Athletes

It is so important for any athlete to be adequately prepared for any event. Your body must be ready, fit and strong to perform the task required of your event. If you know that you have not trained enough rather re-assess and choose another event, it will definitely prevent injuries due to fatigue or weakness. […]

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Hints & Tips

2013 Physiotherapy Tips for Efficient Rest, Breaks and Exercise Take short frequent breaks away from your desk before you feel that you need them! Try to do the opposite movements than you have been doing during your break. So if you were hunched forward – stretch a few times backwards with your arms and shoulders […]

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Personalised Treatment for your Needs

For optimal performance it is necessary to have all the structures involved to be healthy and strong. Strains and stresses of daily activities or sport leads to injury of muscles and joints. To be able to restore proper function of the muscles and joints, effective treatment and rehabilitation is necessary. Each person has a unique […]

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How can Physio help?

Factors that contribute to musculo-skeletal conditions are sustained positions such as sitting a whole day at a desk in front of the computer! Another factor is normal day to day activities such as mowing the lawn or picking up a baby or child. Muscle spasm can occur at any stage to anybody fit or unfit […]

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