Muscle Therapy for Horses

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q - Is there anything that will stop EMRT working?
A - There are a few things to watch out for:
Re-injury (slips, falls, getting cast)
In-correct saddle fit
Over girthing
Foot imbalance
An over-riding systemic problem
Working your horse too soon after treatment

Q - How often should my horse be treated?

A - This depends on the nature of the problem:

• Acute needs– usually one or two treatments will suffice

• Chronic needs – with horses that have sustained a chronic injury or pattern of muscular compensation 3 – 4 treatments may be necessary. However, advice will be given when the horse is seen, with a review and discussion each time.

• Maintenance needs  – to speed recovery in competing horses.  Competition horses like humans are subject to muscular fatigue.  To keep horses in top competition condition routine treatments are advised. Treatments can be given pre-competition and during the phases of a 3 day event in line with FEI rules.

• Most horse owners like to get their horses checked out at least once or twice a year.

Q - What if my horse is due to be shod or have dental treatment?
A - He can be shod or have dental treatment immediately prior to a treatment or 4 days after

Q - What if my horse is due to be wormed of have annual injections?
A - 4 days should be left either side of a treatment.

Q - How much time will my horse need off after a treatment?
A - Following the first treatment at least 4 days un-ridden depending on circumstances. Ideally your horse should be turned out to gently move around, because the horse can be processing for at least 4 days.  Your horse is an individual and will have individual needs

Q - What about the vet?

A - Horses are only treated with veterinary consent. EMRT™ does not replace veterinary treatment.

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