Tag Archives for Pelvis
An investigation into the relationship between rider pelvic asymmetry and equine pelvic asymmetry in relation to the use of physical therapy
Pelvic asymmetries can alter body mechanics which may affect performance.
Physical therapy to improve pelvic symmetry is increasingly provided for both horses and riders.
For horses and riders receiving regular physical therapy, the pelvic symmetry of both improves compared to horses and riders receiving no physical therapy.
This should be an encouragement to riders to not only look after their horses but themselves as well.
An investigation into the effect of the relationship between spinal vertebrae alignment and the performance of FEI international 1* event horses at a British Eventing competition.
Event horses that had a lower total number of misalignments were more likely to be placed higher in a FEI 1* eventing competition.
Further research of effects of correcting misalignments on performance parameters is recommended.
A preliminary study to investigate the prevalence and progression of pelvic axial rotations among neonate foals.
The importance of symmetry and musculoskeletal well-being in the ridden horse is widely acknowledged
Pelvic asymmetries may be present in new born foals, or certainly develop very early in life.
Positive evidence of pelvic axial asymmetry from birth to 8-9 weeks of age in foals.
Assessment of single horse and rider partnerships for misalignments and asymmetry of neck, spine, pelvis
Positive evidence of a relationship between the direction of the pelvic rotation of the horse and rider pelvic tilt.
Positive basis for further research into causal effect relationships of horse and rider asymmetries.
An investigation into the effects of McTimoney chiropractic treatment on axial rotation of the equine pelvis.
Quantitative assessment of the effect of chiropractic treatment on the axial rotation of the pelvis to reduce asymmetry.
Statistical evidence of postural pelvic asymmetry improvement with McTimoney treatment for at least a 3 week period