2nd Edition

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse Biomechanics-Excercise-Treatment, Second Edition

By Jean-Marie Denoix Copyright 2001
    224 Pages 171 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This is an expanded and updated edition of a bestselling book. The author, a world leader in equine anatomy and imaging, and a horse physiotherapist of international repute, provides a unique blend of basic biomechanics and practical physical therapeutic techniques, to relieve pain and improve performance, particularly in the sporting horse.

    The new edition has been restructured with a new chapter on mobiliisation and stretching, along with 61 new illustrations.

    This highly original book will be of interest to all those involved in equine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, horse owners, riders and trainers.

    Part One - Physiological and biomechanical concepts: Concepts of neuromuscular physiology; Anatomy and basic biomechanical concepts. Part Two - The athletic horse: General observations concerning the young horse; Communication and relaxation; Directing work for the horse. Part Three - Pysiotheraputic techniques: Massage; Mobilization and stretching; Use of machines in physiotherapy. Part Four - Physiotheraputic treatment of simple lesions. Part Five: Physiotheraputic treatement appropriate to each anatomical region.


    Jean-Marie Denoix (Centre for Imaging and Research in Locomotor Problems in Horses, Goustranville, France) (Author)

    Praise for the First Edition
    "... a landmark book. It convincingly synthesizes conventional medical science with manipulative therapy for performance deficit in a context of reverence for the equine athlete. If you love horses and are concerned for their well-being get, read, and study this extraordinary volume"

    "An original and most interesting book...the section on anatomy and basic biomechanical concepts is worth buying the book for... will help a lot of horses become more comfortable and happy in their work."
    Hoof Prints

    "Superbly illustrated with drawings and photographs, and written so that what is often considered a complicated subject becomes absorbingly fascinating... has a great deal to offer those interested in equine welfare."
    Riding Magazine