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EQUINE OSTEOPATHY
Equine Osteopathy is both a science and a system of healing that uses physical techniques to remove tension and restriction in a horse’s body in order to encourage structural and physiological harmony.
 


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Equine Osteopathy

Unlike humans, your horse can’t tell you what’s wrong, but as its owner or its rider, your instinct and knowledge of its behaviour will point to something being not right, and that your animal might be in pain. You will recognise subtle signs that indicate all is not well.

Signs of equine discomfort in ridden work

  • Bucking

  • Rearing

  • Bolting

  • Napping

  • Unwillingness to work

  • A ‘favourite’ rein

  • Inability to bend or flex

  • Being disunited

  • Refusing to jump

  • Shortened stride

  • Head shaking

Signs of equine behaviour changes in the stable or field

  • Aggressiveness in the stable and/or field

  • General behaviour change – being out of sorts

  • Lack of appetite

  • Food falling out of mouth

  • Fatigue

  • Facial changes (ears back, asymmetrical position of the bit, tipping or twisting the head)

The above signs could indicate a number of conditions that might be affecting your horse.

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What conditions can Equine Osteopaths treat?

After diagnosis by a vet, an Equine Osteopath can use a range of techniques to ease the following:

  • Ringbone

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Muscular/tendon/ligament injury recovery

An Equine Osteopath can also help:

  • Prevent future injury

  • Maintain a competition horse in prime condition

 

What more can Lois Morgan Osteopath do?

Lois can also help keep the older horse in good condition. As in people, horses often suffer from pain-related to the ageing process such as joint ‘wear and tear’ or osteoarthritis.

Horses (just like people) find on-going maintenance very helpful to keep symptoms at bay. Unfortunately, age-related conditions cannot be reversed, but osteopathy can help reduce pain and inflammation as well as using preventative treatment to minimise the recurrence of injury by keeping the horse mobile and thus maintaining musculoskeletal health.

Lois Morgan, as a professional Osteopath, is fully registered and regulated by the General Osteopathic Council (No. 9170), and is a member of The Institute of Osteopathy.

 

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Fees

Equine – Horse
Consultation, examination and treatment
1 hour – £55.00 

Equine – Horse and rider
Consultation, examination and treatment
1 hour – £55.00

Canine
Consultation, examination and treatment
1 hour – £35.00

 

How to book

To book/enquire about an Equine treatment, please call Lois Morgan on 07464 591441, or email info@loismorganosteopath.co.uk, alternatively please fill in the form below and Lois will get back to you within 24 hours.

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YOUR EQUINE OSTEOPATHY APPOINTMENT

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The Equine Osteopathic process

 Stage 1 – Veterinary permission
Once you have decided to consult an Osteopath, it is mandatory (under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966) to obtain veterinary consent to gain permission to have your horse treated by an Osteopath. Ultimately your vet is responsible for your horse’s health and Osteopaths are legally obliged to comply with this legislation.

Stage 2 – The consultation
The initial consultation with Lois will guarantee that you and your horse will be benefitting from specialist training from a highly trained and highly skilled practitioner with valid insurance and registration with the General Osteopathic Council. Lois’ initial consultation will consist of:

  • A detailed case history – your horse’s current & past issues, medical problems that might be making a current impact

  • Standing observation – examining your horse as a whole, assessing posture, balance and muscle tone

  • Active assessment – ‘trotting up’ your horse to identify any restrictions in joints & assess movement and soundness

  • Passive assessment – assessing every joint in your horse’s body to evaluate range & quality of movement and identifying pain & muscular tension, through the use of finely tuned palpation skills to identify restrictions & tensions that may be of influence

 
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Stage 3 – The tailored treatment plan
Once the full consultation & examination has been undertaken, Lois will discuss your horse’s particular problems and devise a tailored treatment plan. Your horse’s treatment will be totally unique and Lois will work to address them and advise on how you can help in the process, so that together you and Lois can achieve the optimum outcome for your horse, which might include some alterations to your horse’s normal work schedule.

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Lois was amazing with my horse, she relaxed him and treated him, with the result being a horse that is free and easy to work with. The difference was fantastic, can’t thank you enough
— Julie Pellington

GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS COVERED

 

 

Equine Osteopathy
From her home in Edinburgh, Lois practises in the surrounding areas*:

Edinburgh

Glasgow

East Lothian

Mid Lothian

Kirkcaldy

Dunfermline

*Please phone or text to discuss coverage