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Equine Physiotherapy 

Kent Veterinary Physiotherapy offers premium, mobile veterinary physiotherapy assessments and treatments in the county of Kent. Following veterinary referral or consent, physiotherapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions in horses from competition level, to happy hackers, to companions. 

Signs your horse may benefit from physiotherapy:

  • Bucking/rearing

  • Age related joint stiffness

  • Uneven wearing of shoes or hooves

  • Lameness 

  • Wounds

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Poor performance 

  • Uncharacteristic changes in behaviour/reluctance to work

  • Discomfort when being tacked up/rugged/groomed 

  • Poor saddle fit 

  • Refusing fences, knocking poles, reluctance to stretch/collect

  • Reluctance to engage

  • Disuniting in canter

  • Stiffness on one rein

  • Head tilt

  • Poor transitions

  • Contact issues

  • Rider asymmetry


Common equine conditions that can benefit from veterinary physiotherapy treatment:

  • Bone Spavins

  • Wound healing

  • Tendon and ligament damage

  • Muscles strains or spasms

  • Kissing Spine

  • Osteoarthritis 

  • Post-surgery rehabilitation

  • Saddle problems

  • Diagnosed lameness

  • Muscular asymmetries

  • Sacroilliac conditions

  • Kissing spines

  • Ringbone

  • Sidebone

  • Navicular

  • Splints

  • Fractures

  • Haematomas

  • Bite or kick injuries

  • Exertional Rhabdomyolysis or "tying up"

  • Locking stifles

  • Postnatal physiotherapy and massage

  • Nerve injuries

  • Rider related issues

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