Biomechanical Assessment And Treatment
Biomechanical Assessment And Treatment By Experienced Chartered Physiotherapists With A Personal Interest In Equestrianism.
- Ride With Balance
- Individual Exercise Programme
- Dressage Will Improve
- Examine Your Posture Control
- Relieve Tension In Yourself And Your Horse
- Stabilise Your Core
Are you or your horse crooked?
Having a problem riding a straight line?
Bringing on a youngster?
Do you feel any tightness or aching before, during or after riding?
A personalised exercise programme to improve your posture and help you to ride with balance.
Call us on 01949 21354. Your call will be treated in confidence and we might even be able to fit you in today.
We can help!
Horses can cause rider problems and vice versa, so affecting the harmony and ease of movement. We will help you increase awareness of your body biomechanics and the effect it has on the rider/horse relationship.
Abigail Tomlinson is one of our Senior Physiotherapists who specialises in treating Equestrian riders. She is a horse rider herself so understands the sport and all the physical impacts of riding and caring for horses. She has competed in Dressage up to Medium level and is now eventing at 2* and Intermediate level on her horse Hugo
What do we do?
We take a full history from you and then assess your functional biomechanics. It may be necessary to realign you using joint manipulation / mobilisation, soft tissue massage, stretches etc.
We then give you an individual exercise programme to maintain correct alignment focussing on strengthening weak core muscles, stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles. Postural problems are addressed and muscle imbalances corrected in order to promote stability, flexibility and core strength.
By reducing your pain/discomfort we encourage relaxation, balance and ease of movement. This will help you correct your horses imbalances in comfort. Your improved core stability will help you use your seat better to produce a more flowing movement adding a softness and improved cadence to his paces by reducing tightness so increasing muscle tone.
The classic scales of training for the horse are born in mind when we advise the rider : these are Rhythm, Suppleness, Contact, Impulsion, Straightness, Collection. These are the building blocks for the horse, they need good foundations to progress just as the rider does – that foundation is core stability.
For Further Details Contact:
Physioneeds East Bridgford. Tel: 01949 21354