Some conditions which may indicate a need for osteopathic care.

  • Back, neck, leg or tail pain
  • Injuries resulting from slips, falls or training
  • Performance or movement problems
  • Sudden changes in behaviour or personality, such as bucking, refusals, crabbiness. Tail to one side
  • Dragging a hoof
  • Refusal to pick up a lead. Uneven muscle development
  • Jaw or TMJ problems, difficulty chewing after teeth have been checked
  • Weight loss due to pain
  • Head tilt Uneven pelvis or hips
  • A look of apprehension or pain, in the facial expression
  • Muscle atrophy (loss), spasm, knots or imbalance
  • Pinning ears, wringing tail
  • Weakness in a leg, jumping problem
  • Short striding
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Sciatic neuralgia
  • Sports injuries
  • Roaching topline
  • Refusal to perform specific gaits such as canter, lateral or collected gaits
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Inability to engage the hind quarters. difficulty with bending or flexing body or poll.