Category Archives for Kinematic effects

A study investigating the potential effect of equine brachiocephalicus muscle tenderness on forelimb kinematics.

Evidence that asymmetrical muscle tenderness in the brachiocephalicus muscle may influence forelimb kinematics
Results suggest when evaluating muscle tenderness by pressure algometry, site within the muscle may be important

An investigation into the relationship between asymmetrical loading of the stirrups by the rider and hind-limb kinematics of the horse during rising trot.

Evidence of a relationship between horse hindlimb peak flight arc asymmetry and rider stirrup force asymmetry
Providing further evidence and understanding of horse-saddle-rider interaction

When it comes to back care, size really doesn’t matter. In African safari elephants, does carrying a rider – or multiple riders – impact on musculoskeletal integrity?

Investigation of the effect of weight bearing on joint and limb segment angles in fore and hind limbs of the ridden elephant.
The presence of rider(s) influences MS angles and ROM in the limb segments and joints of elephants
The use of a saddle may modify the potential for musculoskeletal compromise.

The effects of chiropractic treatment on the range of motion of the carpus and tarsus of horses

Clinical signs of back pain and spinal dysfunction can include asymmetric or restricted joint motion.
Positive support evidence that chiropractic treatment of horses may increase joint ROM of the carpus and tarsus and improve joint ROM asymmetry.

An investigation into the effects of McTimoney chiropractic treatment on the stride parameters of the horse during trot

Objective data on the impact of chiropractic treatment on equine locomotor function, Evidence that McTimoney treatment influences stride length and speed (forwardness) of the horse during trot