Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse: Biomechanics – Exercise – Treatment, 2nd Edition

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse: Biomechanics - Exercise - Treatment, 2nd Edition

By Jean-Marie Denoix

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse: Biomechanics – Exercise – Treatment, 2nd Edition PDF. The author, a world leader in equine anatomy and imaging, and a horse physiotherapist of international repute, provides a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse.

The new edition has been restructured with a new chapter on mobiliisation and stretching, along with 61 new illustrations.

This highly original book will be of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders and trainers.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Part One – Physiological and biomechanical concepts

1. Concepts of neuromuscular physiology

2. Anatomy and basic biomechanical concepts

Part Two – The athletic horse

1. General observations concerning the young horse

2. Communication and relaxation

3. Directing work for the horse

Part Three – Pysiotheraputic techniques

1. Massage

2. Mobilisation and stretching

3. Use of machines in physiotherapy

Part Four – Physiotheraputic treatment of simple lesions

Part Five: Physiotheraputic treatement appropriate to each anatomical region

Bibliography

Index.

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