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Equine veterinary physiotherapy is a physical therapy that aims to restore, maintain or maximise movement and physical function. At Equilibre we believe that correct movement can only be achieved through freedom from pain and balance within the musculoskeletal system.

Effective physiotherapy can help restore musculoskeletal weaknesses and compensations to promote strength, stability and suppleness. Horses will be more comfortable and relaxed – at rest and at work, show improved performance and function, and be more robust to withstand the rigours of exercise and therefore less likely to succumb to injuries.


Our equine veterinary physiotherapist Lorna combines her many years of experience as an equine veterinary surgeon together with up-to-date and current training as an equine physiotherapist to give clients a truly complete approach to musculoskeletal assessment and treatment.

Lorna is able to see registered Rossdales clients for physiotherapy assessment during her working days at Rossdales - currently Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact the Rossdales office here to book an appointment. Treatments for registered Rossdales clients strictly involving electrotherapies can be booked through Equilibre here.

Lorna occasionally has space for a limited number of non-Rossdales clients for physiotherapy assessment, treatment, maintenance and rehabilitation. Appointments can be requested directly through Equilibre or following referral by your own veterinary surgeon. As a qualified veterinary surgeon Lorna is legally permitted to make a veterinary assessment and diagnosis. However, for horses receiving active treatment related to a clinical condition, rather than maintenance therapy, Lorna will - with your permission - liaise directly with your own veterinary surgeon to ensure appropriate continuity of clinical care.

Lorna is fully insured and is both on the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).

Assessment and treatment

Every horse presents a unique set of issues and every owner/rider has a unique set of goals. This means that all treatment plans are bespoke to the individual. A mixture of manual techniques and, if indicated, electrotherapies will be used, and exercises will be prescribed for the owner/trainer to continue beyond the physiotherapy session.

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