Body Rehabilitation

Therapy Is Critical

Body Rehabilitation therapy is a critical part of the recovery process for horses that have a body soundness issue. This type of therapy focuses on restoring the horse’s strength, mobility, and range of motion, as well as helping them to overcome any pain or discomfort that they may be experiencing.

We believe you have to look at the whole horse, not just the injury. A horse is designed to move, regardless of injury, and that stall rest is very rarely the best option. Rehabilitation methods like chronic pain therapy can not only help your horse have a quicker and painless recovery process, but also help them avoid critical conditions and worse health issues. If your horse has body soundness issues, it is important to work with a qualified veterinarian who specializes in equine body soundness rehabilitation, like our very own Dr. Kate Workman, DVM, here at Denali Equine.

Rehabilitation for a horse’s physical body health holds significant importance in their lives, especially with the constant pressure of competitions and training. We deeply understand that for horse owners and competitive equestrians, these majestic equines are not just beloved pets but top athletes who deserve the best care possible.

Regular and precise rehabilitation offers immense benefits to individual horses, especially elderly ones by improving their agility, strength, and overall health condition. It’s crucial for us to provide proper guidance for horse owners as it encourages optimal performance while ensuring a long and healthy life for your equine companions.

Dedication Is Key

At Denali Equine, we are dedicated to helping horses improve their performance to improve their well-being and daily living as throughout their athletic pursuits. Our team of experienced veterinarians and rehabilitation therapists work together to create customized treatment and rehabilitation plans for each individual horse’s long-term recovery. We understand that every horse is different, and we take the time to get to know each animal’s unique needs and preferences.

Before we get started with medical care, we are that your horse is able to relax, find balance, then rhythm and finally the ability to stretch. Relaxation must come first. Everything needs to come from relaxation in order for the body to heal and strengthen. Then comes balance and rhythm. Once a horse can balance a horse will be able to stretch. From the stretch, a horse will be able to increase their strength which will then improve their movement allowing the horse to hold better posture.

Utilizing reliable horse care products aligned with expert service options helps us serve your needs better. With years of experience under our belt working with equine athletes, we’re proud of the significant highlights achieved through dedicated effort and commitment towards comprehensive equine body rehabilitation.

Our Techniques

Our rehabilitation therapy services for horses include a variety of techniques, such as many methods of bodywork, specific physical therapy exercises, chiropractic, acupuncture, laser, FES, and hydrotherapy. In addition to providing hands-on rehabilitation therapy, we also offer comprehensive support and guidance for horse owners. Riding is a team sport between horse and rider, thus we believe that owners play a crucial role in the recovery process, and we work closely with them to provide education and resources on how to care for their horses at home. This includes information on nutrition, exercise, and environmental modifications to help promote healing and prevent future problems.

If you have a horse that is struggling with Body Soundness issues, Kissing Spine, Shivers, Stringhalt or is difficult to diagnose, don’t hesitate to reach out to our veterinary equine practice for help. Our team can curate a complete care plan and help you choose the appropriate performance therapy program for your horse. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care, treatment, and rehabilitation therapy services for horses, and we look forward to working with you and your horse to help them get back to their athletic pursuits as soon as possible.

We are ready to be with you throughout you and your horse traverse through a fulfilling road to recovery and a high quality of life.