Mary Bromiley's book remains essential reading for both professionals and the general riding community. This new edition builds on the huge success of the previous editions, first published in 1987. Fully updated to reflect recent technological advances in diagnostic ability, as well as the proven physiological effects of light, magnetic fields and electrical currents on body tissues. This information allows readers to both understand and make an informed choice of appropriate therapy following a diagnosed injury. * The original edition was the first book on the subject and it has continued to be a bestseller. * Covers a subject that is of worldwide interest. * The author is recognised as a pioneer at the forefront of this type of treatment.
Mary Bromiley is a Chartered Physiotherapist. In 1984 she built Downs House Equine Rehabilitation Centre, now located on Exmoor, a world first for the treatment and rehabilitation of both horse and rider. She has written six books, and has been published internationally in six languages. She lectures world wide and for 18 years travelled as therapist to the medal winning New Zealand 3 day event team.
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. The musculoskeletal system explained. Injury - Effects, repair and causes. Problem assessment. Common sites of injury in the horse conditions. Therapy. Rehabilitation. The back - Horse and human. Common rider injuries. Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. Index