About Sarah Ridd | Veterinary Therapist

Equine muscular-skeletal therapy


When and why would your horse need treatment?

Like within the human industry, muscular skeletal therapy improves, maintains and restores muscle strength, and prevents injury. Whether you are a pleasure rider or a competitive rider, like us, horses need to be supported to improve, comfort, and maintain mobility and performance.

For the competition horse, it provides a way to maintain performance, improve strength and conditioning, and assess any potential injuries - allowing preventative treatment and conditioning.

Sarah Ridd | Veterinary Therapist

Sarah Ridd | Veterinary Therapist

Sarah can work with your vet to best support the needs of you and your horse. Providing a full report for yourself that you can share with your veterinarian or paraprofessionals that you work with. Alternatively, Sarah can also speak directly to or email anyone you wish her to work with.

On your initial treatment, Sarah will take any medical history symptoms and concerns you may have. This will be followed by a dynamic assessment, analysing any asymmetry and dynamic deficit in the gate analysis - then this will follow with a static assessment which involves a visual assessment of asymmetry and muscle atrophy.  From carrying out the dynamic and static assessment, Sarah will provide a bespoke treatment plan to effectively treat pain and improve comfort and suppleness. This may include forms of stretches, and in some instances, kinesiology taping.

If there is a suspected, undiagnosed lameness or pathology during assessment, Sarah always refers back to your veterinarian.