During the Manual Therapy examination, a mobility test on the horses’ articulations will be performed. Then, the areas with a reduced mobility (Range of Motion) will be included in the treatment.
The equestrian sports need a flexible, smooth and powerful horse that can move the neck and the rest of its body adequately to be able to execute the demanded exercises.
In some circumstances, the horse will compensate by rotating his head when a flexion is asked.
In this case, the horse suffers from a pain which is probably related to the cervical spine.
Emilie Depasse checks the mobility of the back, the pelvis and the legs.
For the treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, Emilie uses intersegment mobilisation techniques.
The physical therapy diagnosis is established based on the reactions of the horse and indicates what will be focused primarily on further treatment.