Massage Techniques for Horse and Rider

Author: Mary W. Bromiley,Blyth Tait

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781847971838

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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New in paperback, this classic text is essential for all those involved in equestrianism, from the backyard rider to top competitors worldwide Massage as a curative treatment has been practiced in China since around 2700 BC and has long been established as a highly effective therapy for both horse and rider. In this authoritative book, leading veterinary physiotherapist Mary Bromiley introduces the reader to the benefits and techniques of both Eastern and Western massage for horse and rider. Covering in detail the surface anatomy, circulatory, muscular. and nervous systems, this book enables the reader to identify and understand the reasons and philosophies underlying the many different methods and types of massage.
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Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses

Author: Anthony Pusey,Julia Brooks,Annabel Jenks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405169524

Category: Medical

Page: 234

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"A clinically-orientated text providing comprehensive information on the rationale, procedures and practice of effective and safe osteopathy on horses. Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses is a much-needed resource written by a number of leading specialists in the field. This comprehensive text presents the scientific basis of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a working guide to the technical skills needed to perform osteopathic procedures. Drawing on well established practices for humans this book provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic osteopathic procedures that can be applied to horses. Demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. Covers both treatment with and without sedation and general anaesthetic"--Provided by publisher.
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Practical Horse Massage

Techniques for Loosening and Stretching Muscles

Author: Renate Ettl

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783861279037

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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A complete introduction to horse massage by a professional horse physiotherapist This is a book for everyone who wants to help their horses relax and regenerate after competitions or long rides. Horses are very prone to muscular injuries and most owners are keen to keep them in good condition, free from unnecessary discomfort. Chapters include The Horse's Body, Getting Horses Fit, How Massage Can Help, Massage Techniques, Stretching, and Problem Areas. Step-by-step massage techniques and easy-to-learn stretching exercises and other techniques put the subject into perspective.
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Equine massage

a practical guide

Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780876059982

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

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People in the horse world know all too well that performance horses, like human athletes, are trained, fed and cared for so they can go faster, jump higher and run longer. Daily training and competing can result in injuries, aches and pains, which if treated by drugs alone may only mask the problem and not remedy it. This is why equine massage therapist Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt created a program of techniques that will enable owners and riders, trainers and grooms to: li>Alleviate soreness and pain in the horse's most vulnerable stress sites Identify and treat the injuries common to any horse sport Use relaxation and maintenance routines for the horse's mental and physical well-being BR>The Howell Equestrian Library
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Horse Massage for Horse Owners

Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing

Author: Sue Palmer

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1908809663

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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This book is a must for anyone who would like to improve the health, wellbeing or performance of their horse. Practical, educational and easy to follow, the author shares with you the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy, massage techniques, and how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine. With the emphasis on how you can work with your own horse, Sue offers an insight into how to reduce pain and stiffness in your horse as well as improve performance. Massaging your horse gives something back in return for all he does for you, and will help you and your horse to truly enjoy the time that you spend together.
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The Career Guide to the Horse Industry

Author: Theodore A. Landers

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766848498

Category: Education

Page: 192

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For individuals already employed in the horse industry or for those seeking equine employment for the first time, the guide is a must read for anyone searching for an equine career. It not only informs readers of up to 70 interesting and rewarding occupations within the horse industry, but it covers the basic skills from preparing and conducting a job search, to accepting a job offer. Tips on answering ads, writing resumes and cover letters, researching, and handling personal interviews provide readers with strategies for reaching their career goals and help them cope successfully with situations that defeat so many job seekers. Time and resource management techniques are included with other practical ways to maintain employment by those experienced in equine professions. Including abundant reference information and photos, this guide is the start to finish for getting your equine career on the right track.
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Equine Massage

A Practical Guide

Author: Jean-Pierre Hourdebaigt, LMT

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780470073384

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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A long-awaited update of the classic equine massage reference Fully revised and updated, this new edition provides step-by-step instructions and more than 180 photographs and diagrams to help riders and professionals alike master equine massage techniques. This authoritative guide provides detailed information about massage movements, pressures, rhythms, and sequences. It includes: * An introduction to equine anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology * Practical information on stretching and hydrotherapy * Four new chapters covering equine myofascial massage, Equine TMJ (temporomandibular joint) Dysfunction Syndrome, Equine Muscular Compensation Phenomenon, and saddle fitting * A conformation check-up routine * Information about areas of stress specific to each discipline and different massage techniques and routines for different situations * A handy comb-bound format that lays flat for convenient use in the stable Equine massage enhances the performance and quality of life of horses by increasing flexibility, reducing stiffness, improving attitude, and shortening recovery time from injury. In addition to its many health benefits, equine massage strengthens the bond between the horse and his owner, trainer, or groom. Using these techniques, you'll learn to "see" with your hands and sense areas that need special attention. Equine Massage, Second Edition is truly a hands-on guide to proven massage techniques that improve a horse's well-being.
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The Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition

A–Z Guide to All Things Equine: Barrel Racing, Breeds, Cinch, Cowboy Curtain, Dressage, Driving, Foaling, Gaits, Legging Up, Mustang, Piebald, Reining, Snaffle Bits, Steeple-Chasing, Tail Braiding, Trail Riding, English & Western, and So Much More

Author: Jessie Haas

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612126782

Category: Nature

Page: 432

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Here is a completely revised, full-color second edition of the established go-to source for equestrian information. This comprehensive A-to-Z guide covers “everything horse” and bridges gaps in the equestrian universe between English and Western styles. More than 1,700 entries explain wide-ranging topics such as breeds, tack, facilities, equine care and management, health and safety issues, riding styles and disciplines, shows, and much more. Whether you’re a rodeo hand, thoroughbred racer, seasoned professional, or armchair admirer, you’ll get everything you need from noted equestrian author Jessie Haas’ clear and thorough descriptions. American Horse Publications Association's Equine Media Awards Winner
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Massage Therapy

Integrating Research and Practice

Author: Trish Dryden,Christopher A. Moyer

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582646

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice presents the latest research examining the evidence for the use of various massage therapy techniques in treating pathological conditions and special populations. In this resource readers will find a synthesis of information from the diverse fields of kinesiology, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and psychology. Authored by experts carefully selected for their specific knowledge, experience, and research acumen, Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice will assist both students and practitioners in these areas: • Learning the benefits of evidence-based massage therapy practice • Understanding various research methods • Developing research skills by learning guidelines for writing case reports and journal articles • Understanding how to integrate massage therapy research into education and clinical practice This text presents a seamless integration of research and practice in four parts, providing readers first with a background to the field of massage therapy followed by discussion of research methods. Next is an evidence-based presentation of the efficacy of massage therapy for conditions and populations often encountered in massage therapy practice. This clinicial section presents three patient populations (pediatric, athletic, and elderly); three pain-related types (headache, neck and shoulder pain, and low back pain); and six conditions that massage therapists may encounter: pregnancy and labor, scar treatment, cancer, fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression, and clients who have experienced sexual trauma. Recommendations and evidence-based treatment guidelines are clearly defined for each condition. Case reports developed from real-life cases are included in this section, offering readers a real-world context for the clinical content presented. The final section illustrates specific ways to integrate research into the educational and professional development of current and future massage therapists. It provides readers with the fundamental tools for a research-based approach in clinical practice, especially as it relates to special populations. A running glossary, chapter summaries, and critical thinking questions assist students in learning the content and act as self-study tools for practitioners. Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice offers both students and practitioners of massage therapy the most current evidence-based information, guidelines, and recommendations for the treatment of conditions often seen in massage therapy practice. This essential reference will assist practitioners in understanding the scientific literature and its application in enhancing the practice of this safe and effective health intervention.
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