Case Studies

Animal Details

Case Study 1

Problems identified at assessment

Ryan broke his shoulder after falling on a Cross Country Course.
Vet treatment - very complicated surgery,
Complications - life-threatening post-surgical infection

Treatment

- After six months box rest, the vet recommended that he start physiotherapy.
- Physio consisted of joint mobilisations, soft tissue release and home exercise program (HEP) which was carried out religiously by Ryan rider 14yo Harriet.
- HEP consisted of stretches, ground work - lunging and pole work
- Gradually we increased the inhand work then progressed to ridden exercises and gradual increase in endurance work

Outcome

Now no lameness and Ryan and Harriet are enjoying hacking up to 3 hours, dressage at Prelim, jumping 90cm.

The success of this case has been down to the dedication of Ryan's family, especially Harriet who worked so hard with the HEP with Ryan. This just shows what hard work and patience can achieve.

   

Animal Details

Show pony

Problems identified at assessment

Mild kissing spines causing bucking

Treatment

Soft tissue release
Spinal mobilisation
Laser therapy
Home exercises and reschooling

Outcome

Back winning in the show ring