What is physical therapy? There are a lot of misconceptions and confusion out there about the benefits of physical therapy. Lots of people don’t understand how physical therapy can help them. Today I am going to shed some light on how physical therapy can help you and your whole team.
Fear is a Liar. This has come up several times with clients over the past few months. It doesn't matter if you are staring down the alley at a fearful first barrel or standing at a horsemanship cone waiting for the nod. Fear is standing there at attention to lie to you. So let's break it down...
What are you afraid of? What fear is driving you? You need to stop and name that fear. Keep naming and naming it until the ugly truth is fully brought to light. Identify the fear and it's source. If you can put a full identity, you are ahead of the game.
Everything we do in our sport is surrounded by movement. We analyze how a horse stops, how a horse turns, on and on. Whether a horse stops on their front end or hind end determines how much power the horse has in that movement, how much the horse scores in that maneuver, or the longevity of their career. We analyze where a horse's foot fall pattern is throughout a turn. The list goes on and on. So with that being said our sport comes down to movement.
Farley Schweighart is a Physical Therapist who helps riders and their horses heal from injury, improve performance, and return to winning.