RIDER PHYSIOTHERAPY

Pain, stiffness, asymmetry and poor posture can all affect your riding position and performance. Often your issues as a rider can influence your horse’s ability to move well under saddle. We can assess both horse and riders, providing appropriate treatment to address issues such as pain, stiffness and muscle imbalance. I can also work with your trainer to identify, assess and address biomechanical riding issues which may be affecting both your performance and that of your horse.

DO YOU RECOGNISE ANY OF THESE COMMON RIDER ISSUES?

  • Difficulty achieving even contact through your seat or legs

  • Difficulty maintaining even rein contact

  • Tipping to one side or forward in the saddle

  • Discomfort when riding

  • Dropping or fixing through your hands or shoulders

  • Difficulty with transitions

  • Having a weak inside leg

  • Feeling one stirrup feels longer than the other

  • Excessive trunk or head movement

  • Unlevel shoulder or arm position

  • Lack of progression with training or schooling

  • Pre-existing musculoskeletal injuries

LET ME HELP

 

I offer a dedicated rider physio service which includes assessment of your posture, muscle function, core stability and balance to help identify any muscle spasm, stiffness or weakness. Assessments can be completed at your yard or in your home. Combined horse and rider sessions are also available. We can also work closely with your trainer to address biomechanical issues.

  • Physio specifically for riders

  • Tackle aches and pains

  • Improve your riding position

  • Enhance performance

  • Video analysis available

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