An expanded and updated edition of this bestselling book. The authors, a professor of veterinary anatomy and a practising horse physiotherapist, provide a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse.
This book will be of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, horse owners and trainers.
Table of contents
Foreword: Introduction: Part One - Physiological and biomechanical concepts: 1. Concepts of neuromuscular physiology; 2. Anatomy and basic biomechanical concepts; Part Two - The athletic horse: 1. General observations concerning the young horse; 2. Communication and relaxation; 3. Directing work for the horse; Part Three - Pysiotheraputic techniques: 1. Massage; 2. Mobilisation and stretching; 3. Use of machines in physiotherapy; Part Four - Physiotheraputic treatment of simple lesions: Part Five: Physiotheraputic treatement appropriate to each anatomical region: Bibliography: Index.