Remedial Exercise

Remedial Exercise Programmes designed to optimise your animal's receovery

Horse Long reining for gait re-education

When appropriate a remedial exercise programme will be designed to optimise your animal's recovery and to prevent re-injury.

This may include improving muscle strength, suppleness, proprioception, posture and gait re-education.

The owner’s individual requirements regarding any competitions, for example, are always taken into account.


Some exercises are equine specific such as long reining and/or lunging for gait re-education, posture and muscle strength. Long reining is also particularly useful if exercise on a circle should be avoided.

Horse lunging in Pessoa to improve core strength
Dog on wobble cushtion to improve proprioception and core stability

Canine patients can benefit from a variety of remedial exercises such as slow lead walking for muscle strength and straightness to the use of a wobble board or cushion to improve propriception and core strength. This exercise is particulary effective for post operative cases.






 McTimoney Animal Association

 National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists