Jo Spear BSc. M.C.S.P. ACPAT registered physiotherapist. BHSAI.
Jo is consultant physiotherapist to the Animal Health Trust and is used in the diagnosis, treatment and management of equine lameness, poor performance and rider related problems.
Use of physiotherapy in horses to improve ‘core muscle strength’ can reduce the chance of injury, support areas of previous or ongoing injury and allow increase in muscular strength and support to areas without placing too much stress and strain on areas that are receiving rest and therapy. Again this can apply to both horse and rider.
- Evaluation of muscle balance (strengths and weakness).
- Exercise programme to improve the muscle balance.
- Treatment of degenerative joints, tendon, ligament and muscle injuries.
- Neck, back and pelvis problems.
- Liaison with veterinary surgeons.
- Horses can be assessed and treated at the Animal Health Trust following diagnosis under joint management of our clinicians and Jo Spear. Horses can then be seen on an outpatient basis at the Animal Health Trust for follow up treatments and assessments.
For physiotherapy enquires please contact the AHT or to speak to Jo directly, please contact, Jackie Jackson (secretary) on 01508 499061 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Rose AWCF has been the consultant farrier to the Animal Health Trust since 1988. Mark is an Associate of The Worshipful Company of Farriers, he is also an approved training farrier and trains numerous apprentices for the duration of the four and a half year apprenticeship, enabling them to gain the Diploma of The Worshipful Company of Farriers (DipWCF).
Joe Rose qualified as a farrier in 2010, but then achieved his higher qualification of AWCF ( Associate) in June 2013. Any horse requiring shoeing is catered for at the purpose built forge. Whether it is normal shoeing, specialist shoeing during ongoing treatments as a patient, or remedial work which will be carried out alongside veterinarians under their instruction.
ESWT (Shock Wave Therapy)