The authors, a world leader in equine anatomy and imaging and a horse physiotherapist of international repute, provide a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse. This subtle and original book will be of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders, and trainers.
French national equestrian team 1986-88 and at the Seoul Olympics
Contents Preface Introduction Part 1: Basic Anatomy and Physiology 1. Concepts of neuromuscular physiology 2. Anatomy and basic biomechanics concepts Part 2: The equine athlete 3. general points concerning the young horse 4. Communication and relaxation Part 3: Physiotherapeutic methods and techniques 5. The techniques of massage 6. Mobilization and stretching 7. Electrotherapy and Ultrasound Part 4: Treatment of commonly encountered lesions 8. Common lesions in joints, tendons and muscles Part 5: Treatment specific to the various anatomical areas of the body 9. Treatment by anatomical area 10. Preparing muscles for specific competition References Index