Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse : Biomechanics-Excercise-Treatment

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This is an expanded and updated edition of this bestselling book. 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. The new edition has been restructured, there is a new chapter on mobilisation and stretching, along with 61 new illustrations. This subtle and original book is of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders and trainers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 10.41mm | 620g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 171 colour illustrations
  • 184076161X
  • 9781840761610
  • 112,284

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An expanded and updated edition of this bestselling book. 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. The new edition has been restructured, there is a new chapter on mobilisation and stretching, along with 61 new illustrations. 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.
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Table of contents

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
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Review quote

Reviews of the first edition: `... a landmark book. It convincingly sythesizes conventional medical science with manipulative therapy for performance deficit in a context of reverence for the equine athlete. If you love horses and are concerned for their well-being get, read, and study this extraordinary volume` Eqqus `An original and most interesting book...the section on anatomy and basic biomechanical concepts is worth buying the book for... will help a lot of horses become more comfortable and happy in their work.` Hoof Prints `Superbly illustrated with drawings and photographs, and written so that what is often considered a complicated subject becomes absorbingly fascinating... has a great deal to offer those interested in equine welfare.` Riding Magazine
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About Jean-Marie Denoix

French national equestrian team 1986-88 and at the Seoul Olympics
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