Physical Therapy and Massage
for the Horse
by Jean-Marie Denoix and Jean-Pierre Pailloux
"Physical Therapy and Massage for the Horse" by Jean-Marie Denoix and Jean-Pierre Pailloux is a book
for those of you who want something more in-depth and technical.
This is not a book for the beginner. This book uses a lot of medical/veterinary terminology. But, if you are looking for
something that goes into more depth and detail, this is the book for you.
The following is taken from the back of the book:
This is an expanded and updated version of a
best-selling book on equine physical therapy.
Internationally acclaimed authors - one a professor
of veterinary anatomy and the other a practicing
equine physical therapist - have collaborated to
bring horse owners, trainers, veterinary
practitioners, therapists, and students a most
comprehensive manual. It contains a unique blend
of basic biomechanics, clearly explained, and
practical therapeutic techniques to relieve pain and
improve performance, particularly in the sport
As I have said, this is not an easy read. But, if you are an equine therapist or veterinary student, you would find this
book interesting. I find the descriptions of biomechanical concepts to be very interesting and educational. And, I find
the photos of actual sonograms to be fascinating.
This is not a book that you will probably sit down and just read from
cover to cover. But, I like to go through it a little at a time to learn
more about what is going on inside my horse. This book also goes
through various equine massage techniques and equine
stretching exercises and discusses what treatment they suggest
for the various parts of the horse. They also have a chapter that
discusses electrotherapy and ultrasound.
If you are looking for something that goes beyond what you find in
the average equine massage book, this is what you have been
looking for. But, if you are looking to just learn some basics to help
your own horse, you may find this book difficult to get through.
To learn more about or purchase this book, please choose the link
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Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended
to replace professional opinions or recommendations.
Consult your veterinarian for advice about any medical condition or
treatment needed for your horse