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Equine Physiotherapy Under Sedation for Pain & Muscle Spasms Relief (post Sacroiliac Strain)

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14th December 2009: Richard The Vet and Anna the Physio performing physio manipulation under sedation on Kingsley, a 6 year old ISH gelding

Yesterday I wrote about kinesio taping for rehabilitation after sacroiliac strain. While searching my old diary for the notes to include in the said post I found the above photo which I thought deserved to be shared 🙂

The vet, Richard Gillatt of McGonnell & Gillatt Veterinary Practice, was the one who carried out the SI cortisone injections on Kingsley and later worked together with Anna Johnson to help with the horse‘s rehabilitation programme.

We’ve done this funny looking procedure three times over several months. Kingsley was a very easy going patient throughout. The reason for undertaking physiotherapy under sedation in his case was to relieve him from muscle spasms by achieving full range of movement in targeted joints.

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