What is osteopathy?

Osteopathy focuses on stimulating the body’s own healing mechanisms. An osteopath will focus on three systems:

  • Parietal: muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons
  • Visceral: organs
  • Vegetative: nervous system

A few indications:

  • General check-up: Also healthy horses can benefit from a yearly osteopathic check-up. It may be useful after a rest period, during the competition season or you would simply like to treat your horse!
  • Movement problems: Limping, stiffness
  • Medical problems: Lameness, vascular of lymphatic problems
  • (Sudden) riding problems: Stiffness during riding, difficult gallop, difficult side bending, issues with flying changes 
  • Behavioural changes: Sudden behavioural changes, sensitive during tacking up, sensitive face, ears etc. 
  • Hormonal changes: Sudden mood changes, fertility problems, checkup after delivery (1 month post delivery)
  • Organ support: Stomach support, liver support (also important after deworming)