Just like humans, horses benefit from physiotherapy particularly those who are recovering from an injury or have a long term chronic condition. Manual and electrotherapies can aid the healing process, manage scar tissue formation, reduce pain and restore function. As part of an ongoing maintenece plan, physiotherapy modalities can enhance athletic ability by addressing minor musculoskeletal issues prior to them developing into injury, enhancing the funtion of the musculoskeletal system which in turn will have apositive impact upon the horses' performance, which is particularly important for those horses training and competing on a regular basis.
However it is not just performance horses or those that are injured that can benefit. Physiotherapy can help also relieve stiffness and discomfort in older horses, enhance relaxation and well-being and improve function in all horses.