If you have aches and pains or lack of symmetry related to horse riding, you may need to be assessed and treated.
I have 16 years experience treating sports people, horse riders and jockeys, and as an ex-horse rider, know the unique demands the activity places on the body.
Rider-Repair Soft Tissue Therapy, specially adapted for horse riders, can help with:
Hip problems and thigh area nerve pain
Back pain and muscle spasms (including the weight-bearing Sacro-iliac joint)
Irritating forward head carriage which seems stubborn and difficult to unravel.
Bodily asymmetry affecting riding position, seat-bone weight distribution… and the balance of your horse!
Post-fracture recovery including the care of soft-tissue and rehab
Overuse/RSI from office work – which then translates to you riding position!
Ridden assessments take place at your menage where I can assess rider straightness, your head carriage, spinal position and chronic pain issues.
After assessment, riders report feeling lighter, more balanced, straighter and with an improved knowledge of how to use their core correctly. You will be given daily and pre-schooling stretches after your assessment. However, where a tight/injured muscle group is imparing performance, seat bone weight distribution or causing pain, a soft tissue treatment is recommended.
(I am a member of the Sport Massage Association (SMA) and undertake over 40 hours CPD a year.)