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Benefits of Stretching For You and Your Horse

Ahead Of The Game So if I told you that stretching your horse every day would mean that he/she will feel fantastic, reduce the risk of injury and fatigue, improve recovery, improve strength and potentially achieve greater results  (not to mention the positive effect it has on the mind…) I am sure you would do […]

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Does Equi-Ice Spook Your Horse?

One misconception about the application of ice to your horse is that it may spook or unsettle your animal.  This is completely false and should not be a concern. Like any therapeutic treatment, you should always take care when introducing anything to a horse for the first time, however, this is just general horsemanship and […]

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Modalities Of Equine Physiotherapy

Horses And Humans Need Different Treatments Physiotherapy modalities used on the equine patient are similar if not exactly the same used for people. Like human physiotherapy, it is vital to ensure that the professional diagnosing and treating your horse is not only qualified with the correct credentials but also has experience in treating both human and […]

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Does The Horse Shake Off Equi-Ice Packs?

Equi-Ice has been designed to ensure maximum comfort. However, the packs also to allow the animal to remove it if they resent application. This is to ensure the safety of horse and owner. Due to its unique design, the weight of the ice in the pack allows for movement of the horse without much movement […]

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When To Use Icing and Heating On Equine Injury

Icing and Heating: Acute Versus Chronic? In a traditional sense, ice has been recommended for acute injuries, which may be any injury within the first 72 hours and up until the inflammatory response has resolved.  Whereas, heat has been recommended for chronic injuries, which is the time period loosely noted to be 2-3 weeks post […]

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Common Causes Of Back Pain In Horses

Back Pain Is Common In Horses Back pain in horses is very common because it is the direct point of contact with the rider’s weight and movement weather this be a dressage horse or racehorse. The back takes all the impact and this can be affected by the saddle not fitting correctly either putting pressure […]

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Heat vs Ice In Horse Recovery

The Effects of Heat Heat increases blood flow to the affected region. This is beneficial for tight muscles or sore point, since more blood flow means more nutrients and oxygen are transported to damaged tissue, therefore speeding healing. Heat can also help to reduce pain and muscle spasm therefore preparing the horse for the saddle […]

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When Should You Use Ice For Horse Recovery?

Ice For Recovery In Horses The benefits of icing have been documented for many years. Whether it be the reduction of inflammation, pain relief or to assist in recovery. Acute injuries are the most common ones we treat with ice therapy to immediately reduce inflammation occurring and to take away the pain. Just as in […]

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Why Do Athletes Use Ice For Recovery?

In 2013, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Real Madrid star revealed he has had his own ‘ice-box’ Cryotherapy chamber fitted in his home. He takes two three-minute sessions a week and credits this to taking his already incredible strength and fitness to another level. So why do athletes use cryotherapy for recovery?

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Icing for Recovery

With the Spring Carnival winding down it’s the perfect time to reflect on what amazing elite equine athletes I am surrounded by. I thought I would provide a small insight into how we get these athletes to continue to perform at the elite level. One of the key areas I focus on is recovery and […]

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A Better Way To Deliver Icing For Horse Recovery

Performance Horse Recovery With Cold Therapy Racing journalist Richard Haynes recently caught up with Equi-Ice creator, Tom Simpson, to talk about his inspiration behind the development of Equi-Ice and how the product meets a need for all horse owners who are concerned about horse recovery post exercise and their horse’s health and welfare. Physio Tom, […]

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