Hands-On Techniques to Solve Performance Problems and Ease Pain and Discomfort

Author: Ina Gosmeier

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768765

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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Now you can help your horse with simple acupressure techniques! Learn to identify your horse’s individual “body constitution type,” which determines your choice of acupressure treatment; understand the 12 main channels of energy in your horse’s body, and gain the ability to choose the correct points to treat specific issues. Relieve mild sources of pain and discomfort in your horse’s body, influence his mental health and stability, and select appropriate treatment from a comprehensive list of common problems and their solutions, with step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs to help you help your horse.
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A Working Manual

Author: Nancy A. Zidonis,Marie K. Soderberg,Amy Snow

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780964598232

Category: Medical

Page: 164

View: 9656

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Author: Gene C. Bruno

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542468770

Category: Horses

Page: 70

View: 1088

"Acupuncture Points on the Horse" is the first detailed descriptive and illustrated text for practitioners of equine acupuncture. The author was one of the acupuncturists who first introduced animal acupuncture into the United States in 1971.
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The Complete Guide to Taping for Equine Health, Fitness and Performance

Author: Katja Bredlau-Morich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781570768613

Category: Acutaping

Page: 144

View: 8995

Kinesiology taping on human athletes is all the rage: widely used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and personal trainers, we see it on Olympians, runners, basketball players—on amateurs and professionals. The idea behind taping is that it provides incredible support and stabilization of ligaments and tendons while simultaneously stretching and flexing like a "second skin" to allow full range of motion. It can also activate or relax muscles, depending on its application. Our equine athletes can benefit hugely from taping techniques, and this terrific guidebook provides the ultimate reference for understanding both the uses of kinesiology tape and its numerous applications. With hundreds of color photographs and step-by-step instructions for the do-it-yourselfer, equine physiotherapist Katja Bredlau-Morich explains the following forms of kinesiology taping: Muscle - Lymphatic - Scar - Fascia - Space - Hematoma - Stabilization - Tendon - Cross In addition, numerous case studies demonstrate how taping can change your horse's life, keeping him pain-free and performing his best for years to come.
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The Path to Perfect Suppleness

Author: Karin Blignault

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570766657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 3863

The controlled stretching of muscles has been an integral part of the training of human athletes for many years, and scientific studies and results in the field have both proven beyond doubt the value of stretch exercise in improving performance and guarding against injury. Active stretching both before and after exercise helps tone the muscles and ensure a good range of movement, and no professional athlete would ever expect to perform at full potential without it—yet riders ask their horses to do so all the time. Following extensive research into the subject, occupational therapist and equestrian trainer Karin Blignault has written this innovative and thought-provoking book to show how the principles so long applied to human athletes can also be applied to the horse to prevent injury, alleviate pain, and improve performance. Blignault thoroughly explains the basic anatomy and physiology of muscles and their associated tissues, how muscles work together in groups, and which exercises benefit which muscles. The individual exercises are explained in detail, with clear, specific instructions designed to ensure that they are carried out with no risk of injury to horse or human. Stretch Exercises for Your Horse will be of great interest to all owners and trainers of sport horses, and, indeed, to all those who wish to contribute to the constructive development of the horses they ride.
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Author: Anthony Pusey,Julia Brooks,Annabel Jenks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118297059

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 2094

Written by pioneering and internationally-renowned specialists in the field, this text provides clinically-orientated information on osteopathy as a treatment for horses. It explains the scientific rationale of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a detailed working guide to the technical skills and procedures you need to know to perform safe and effective 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 used on horses. Full of practical information, it demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. Over 350 colour images and detailed step-by-step instructions demonstrate the procedures and practice of osteopathy. Covers treatment both with and without sedation and general anaesthetic. This comprehensive text is written for students and practitioners of osteopathy with an interest in treating horses. It will also be useful to other allied therapists, and to veterinary practitioners who want to know more about the treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
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Resolve Painful Limitations in the Equine Body with Conformation Balancing and Fascia Fitness

Author: Margret Henkels

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768781

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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100 percent ability is in your hands! Conformation Balancing is deceptively simple. With patient, conscientious placement of your hands on specific areas of the horse’s body, you can bring about profound change in his physical and mental well-being. The secret? The internet-like web of fascia beneath the skin. Fascia is the connective tissue that “holds everything together”—it wraps around, attaches, and stabilizes muscles and internal organs, communicating with all parts while providing structure and organization. But here’s the thing: Fascia is also a reservoir for emotional trauma and tension. This means that when you help a horse find physical release in a “stuck” area of strain or stiffness, you invite psychological healing as well.
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A Source Book for Owners and Practitioners

Author: Carole Faith

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851318462

Category: Alternative veterinary medicine

Page: 224

View: 9619

A comprehensive guide is designed to help those who wish to know how to use essential oils on thier horses and covers everything from profiles for the oils to to what utensils are to be use and what conditions can be treated. It also shows massage techniques in an easy to understand manner
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A Hands-On Guide to Evaluating Pain and Dysfunction Using Chiropractic Methods

Author: Renee Tucker

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 157076879X

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 8030

Keep your horse pain-free and performing his best! Introducing 27 simple body checkups you can do on your horse—Where Does My Horse Hurt? is a do-it-yourself method for determining when and where your horse hurts. With this easy-to-follow book, conveniently spiral-bound so you can lay it open on your tack trunk and follow the instructions as you work on your horse, you will: • Become familiar with your horse's normal range of movement so you can prevent minor issues from becoming major. • Stay in tune with areas of temporary or chronic discomfort so you can offer relief as needed. • Solve "mystery" or "phantom" lamenesses that come and go seemingly without reason. • Save thousands of dollars by avoiding expensive diagnostics that rarely get you answers. • Learn how to discuss potential problem areas with farriers, veterinarians, and bodyworkers. • Keep your horse actively and happily "in work" for more months of the year, and more years of his life.
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A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension

Author: Jim Masterson

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766789

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 7935

Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Jim Masterson, Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. This practical book: • has step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations • is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques on horses. • includes chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding. • has a "quick reference" section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, endurance, eventing or barrel racing, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. By using these techniques, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: • achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that affects mobility, comfort, attitude, training and performance • restore muscular and structural balance, and natural alignment • enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain • achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.
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The Owner's Veterinary Guide to Alternative Methods and Remedies

Author: Mary L. Brennan,Norma Eckroate

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570762796

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 7778

The most comprehensive alternative horse care manual ever published for the horse owner.
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Illustrated Myofascial Release Manual

Author: James V. Pascucci,Nicholas David Pascucci,Carol J. Walker

Publisher: Sane Systems

ISBN: 9780979053504

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 197

View: 8491

Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual This book is a valuable guide to Equine Myofascial Release (MFR) for the horse owner or therapist as well as an essential reference for the professional practitioner. This book provides the essential overview and introduction to the techniqyes required to understand Equine Structural Integration. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual presents a logical series of techniques for bringing more structural order to the horses in your care. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual is rich in illustrations of Equine Myofascial Release Techniques for the: Head, Forelimb, Shoulders, Rear, working with scars, joints and myofascial stretching. The book is laid out in a very user friendly manner. The Equine Myofascial Release technique illustrations/photos and their description are kept together so you can easily follow the text while working with your horse. If you are working with a client's horse you can use the book as an added educational tool to help your clients better understand your work. This book is a needed educational tool for practitioners who provide Myofascial Therapy to horses. Equine Structural Integration: Myofascial Release Manual, takes you on a journey through the fascia from the cell to skin, from physiology to movement evaluation and Myofascial Release Techniques for the entire horse.
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Your Guide to Horse Health Care and Management

Author: Rhonda Rathgeber

Publisher: Eclipse Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 127

View: 8060

Examines the history of an ancient Eastern medical technique and its application to horses.
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Communication, Health and Healing Through Shiatsu (acupressure)

Author: Marion Kaselle,Pamela Hannay

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9780851315799

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2937

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Author: Amy Snow,Nancy Zidonis

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483544400

Category: Pets

Page: 186

View: 5162

Acu-Dog A Guide to Canine Acupressure This 188 page, 4-Color book is the Ultimate HOW-TO Canine Acupressure Book. Tons of charts and photos with detailed discussion of TCM concepts, Assessment, Session Protocol, Hands-on Techniques, and, best of all - 32 Canine Health & Behavioral Acupressure Sessions. ACU-DOG is by Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis with Foreword by Linda Tellington-Jones.
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Author: Synthia Andrews,Bobbi Dempsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111805153X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

View: 9667

Features healing routines and illustrations to guide you Ease your aches and find relief through the power of touch Searching for alternative treatments for pain? This friendly, do-it-yourself guide introduces you to the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing you step by step how to nurture your emotional and physical well-being and that of someone else. You'll see how to target specific body parts to address your ailments and improve your emotional as well as your physical well-being. Understand basic healing principles Relieve your specific aches and pains Boost your immune system Address age-related ailments Find professional help
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