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Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse


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Contents Preface Introduction Part 1: Basic Anatomy and Physiology 1. Concepts of neuromuscular physiology 2. Anatomy and basic biomechanics concepts Part 2: The equine athlete 3. general points concerning the young horse 4. Communication and relaxation Part 3: Physiotherapeutic methods and techniques 5. The techniques of massage 6. Mobilization and stretching 7. Electrotherapy and Ultrasound Part 4: Treatment of commonly encountered lesions 8. Common lesions in joints, tendons and muscles Part 5: Treatment specific to the various anatomical areas of the body 9. Treatment by anatomical area 10. Preparing muscles for specific competition References Index

About the Author

French national equestrian team 1986-88 and at the Seoul Olympics


Reviews of the first edition: "... a landmark book. It convincingly sythesizes conventional medical science with manipulative therapy for performance deficit in a context of reverence for the equine athlete. If you love horses and are concerned for their well-being get, read, and study this extraordinary volume" Eqqus "An original and most interesting book...the section on anatomy and basic biomechanical concepts is worth buying the book for... will help a lot of horses become more comfortable and happy in their work." Hoof Prints "Superbly illustrated with drawings and photographs, and written so that what is often considered a complicated subject becomes absorbingly fascinating... has a great deal to offer those interested in equine welfare." Riding Magazine

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