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March 3, 2020

Ligament Laxity and Riding

Ligament laxity is a medical term for loose ligaments, which can lead to loose joints that are hypermobile or more mobile than usual. While it doesn't always cause problems, ligament laxities can sometimes cause pain and can increase your risk...

What can I expect for my first pelvic floor physiotherapy appointment?

First off, DON’T BE SCARED! 

I always like to tell my clients that it’s a lot better and more comfortable than getting a pap test done, I know I am not the biggest fan of getting them but know they ar...

"You're going to say I'm fat..." 

I have riders express hesitation to come in for physio, personal training, or even riding lessons, because of weight concerns.

To be an efficient, beautiful, optimal, harmonious rider, you DO NOT need a six pack.  In fact, it is better i...

January 31, 2020

The Equine Foot: Why it Matters to an Equine Bodyworker

Everyone has heard the saying “No foot, No Horse”, and it could not be more true.  

The feet are the foundation for the whole horse, both in movement and structure.  When there is hoof issues, whether it be fou...

January 31, 2020

The Power of Specificity Training: A Non Rider Helping Riders 

“...finally that the horse often compensates for the rider”

I have been involved in sports my whole life including volleyball, long distance running, swimming, rugby, weightlifting, and most recently CrossFit...

January 21, 2020

This is a common question, especially now with there are so many alternative therapies to turn to: physio, massage, chiropractic, acupuncture... all of whom have a difference lens to view a situation.

It is impossible to make an exhaustive list of specific situations fo...

The Broken Record

You have probably heard it a million times… Heels down! Have you ever wondered why?

There are a couple different reasons why your coach may be drilling on this particular action. For starters, your stirrups do not slide along your feet when there is we...

November 19, 2019

The Human Horse Connection

Often we spend so much time focusing on our horses that we forget that taking care of ourselves is also taking care of our horse. While most of us know that our emotional state affects our horse, our physical state and imbalances affect them a...

November 6, 2019

The Importance of Magnesium - for you and your horse!

Do you experience any of the following:

  1. Fatigue 

  2. Muscle soreness/spasms/cramping 

  3. Arrhythmia 

  4. Dizziness 

  5. Nausea and vomiting 

  6. Numbness 

  7. Personality changes 

  8. Anxiety and panic att...

October 17, 2019

As horse owners and riders, one of the best things we can do for our horses wellbeing is to understand and recognize when they are in pain.

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