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Step by Step Vet Physio horses Herbie and Berite enjoing time in a lush green field.

After Your Visit

Our service doesn't end once your visit is complete. Read on to find out more about what happens behind the scenes once we've visited your horse.

Our actions:

  • Final analysis of the photographs and videos taken at our visit, this includes slow mo analysis, limb and hoof angles where appropriate. Find out more about this in My Research.

  • Completion of clinical notes and planning for our follow up visit.

  • Storage of all data electronically and securely.

  • Reports sent out within 7 days.

Step by Step Vet Physio's horse Bertie being long lined

Long lining - Proprioceptive aid

You will receive:

  • A short report summarising my findings as part of

  • Your exercise plan with explanations, after care advice, videos and a programme of sets and reps. and/or

  • A training plan or tips to assist the management of your horse.

  • Excerpts of gait assessment video or posture photographs where appropriate. Find out more about this in Our Approach to Exercise.

  • A follow up call or text one week and one month after our visit.

 

These are all included in our standard IA fee.

You may also wish to receive:

  • Ongoing support via email / WhatsApp / zoom including updating or changing your exercise plan after 4 weeks. We suggest you send in a short video and book a convenient time.

There is an additional charge for this service. This service can be useful when it is either not possible or not necessary to re-visit in person after 4 weeks.

Grey horse in a stable wearing an Equissage unit

Equissage mini treatment

Your vet will receive:

  • A written report after your initial IA and updates as required. A report after each visit for post operative clients.

  • We can also assist with insurance claims.

*Formal consent is not required for purely maintenance visits although your vet is informed of our involvement. Consent is sought for all horses under veterinary care or who have had treatment in the last 6 months. We cannot treat a horse with active painful disease or injury your vet must diagnose and treat this first.

Equine conditions that respond to physiotherapy:

  • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis

  • Neck stiffness/pain

  • Kissing spines

  • Stifle injury or locking stifle

  • Splints

  • Restricted joint range of motion

  • Muscle atrophy or weakness

  • Muscle asymmetry

  • Tendon or ligament strain

  • Muscle tear

  • Saddle/rider related asymmetry

  • Sacroiliac discomfort

  • Poor posture

  • Post surgery rehabilitation

  • Neurological conditions

  • Proprioceptive deficit.

  • Generalised stiffness and pain/discomfort

  • Strength and conditioning

  • Wound healing

  • Psychological / anxious and unsettled

  • Behavioural concerns in hand / ridden 

  • Pre and post competition care

Step by Step Vet Physio Sarah Smith with a horse, writing notes on an ipad
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