What to expect from an initial treatment?
Treatments often take between 1 and 2 hours to complete. Click on each section below to find out more.
Kim also works closely with farriers, vets, saddlers and other equine professionals to gain the best possible results for your animal.
Click on each treatment to find out more:
Performance Animal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation will use scientifically backed electrotherapies to compliment and enhance the manual techniques used to deliver the most efficient and optimal results.
Why use electrotherapies?
Can treat at deeper levels than manual therapy alone
Can be used to warm up tissues and joints prior to mobilisations
Can provide pain relief to sensitive horses prior to treatment
Stimulate cell metabolism & regeneration of damaged tissues for enhanced healing
Increase circulation and blood flow, therefore bringing oxygen and nutrients for healing/recovery to the area.
Range of electrotherapies utilized
INTRODUCING INDIBA Animal Health radiofrequency therapy
Performance Animal Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation is proud to offer you the revolutionary radiofrequency therapy from INDIBA® Animal Health. This therapy combined with manual techniques provides the ultimate comprehensive management of the horse; proven useful in the rehabilitation and recovery of injuries, injury prevention, improvement of performance and quality of life. It is effective and safe to use in the acute and chronic stages of injury, with non-invasive and painless technology
INDIBA has been used in human medicine and therapy for 35+ years and has over 300 published scientific studies proving its effectiveness and honing its treatment protocols.
Used in the treatment of:
Osteoarthritis and Denerative Joint Disease (DJD)
Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)
Tendon & ligament damage
Spine & sacroiliac (SI) joint disorders
Muscular injuries and tension
Exercise recovery and overall performance.
Find out more about how INDIBA works and to see case studies and scientific research, click below!
Performance Animal Physiotherapy also utilizes a range of other therapeutic modalities all of which have different uses. Click on each below to find out the benefits of each. All but the H-wave are available to be hired out to allow for continued treatment in between appointments.
Why not combine your horses physiotherapy treatment with a FREE first use of the FMBs Activo-Med Combi Pro II rug. Especially useful if you have more than one horse as the rug can be on whilst treating the other. Find out about its benefits below:
Also available to HIRE for one week or more! Ideal for that important competition or recovering fom an injury. Available with or without the leg boots. Please see the shop for more info.
Thermal imaging is a useful tool for detecting surface heat and increased circulation. This information when interpreted correctly with anatomical knowledge can help indicate areas of concern or abnormalities before hands on palpation and treatment. Strict measures need to be in place to take a good reading so it is often not appropriate to use once treatment has started, however if you would specifically like a thermal image reading then do mention this at time of booking.
Performance Animal Physiotherapy will often take thermal images in rehabilitation cases where it can be used to measure circulation and current heat in the injured area, and this can help track progress and healing.