Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability, but can also serve as injury prevention and to improve performance. Equine physiotherapy specifies these services for horses. From the management of joint or spinal problems to rehabilitation after fractures or any injury, physiotherapy is now considered an essential addition to medical and surgical treatment. Veterinary physiotherapy is recognized by the Veterinary Surgeons Act (1966) and is promoted to be integrated in a multidisciplinary management, i.e. in consultation with the veterinarian. I am registered with the CSP as a chartered physiotherapist and with ACPAT as a Cat B veterinary physiotherapist. The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) is a Professional Network Group of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and represents the interests of Chartered Physiotherapists working in Animal Therapy. Both bodies aim to lead the field by raising the standards of (animal) physiotherapy and rehabilitation.
Equilibro's training and rehabilitation include schooling, pole work, groundwork, dynamic mobilisation and stabilisation exercises which can be used in combination with sports massage and stretching.