We are really excited to welcome Michelle Woolrich of Cheshire Equine Therapy to our event on Friday 21st October 2022. Michelle is a RAMP registered, highly qualified, and experienced multimodal physical therapist, coach, trainer, and consultant. Her qualifications include BSc (Hons) Equine Science; PG Cert. Equestrian Performance & Rehabilitation; Dip. McTimoney-Corley Chiropractic Animal Manipulation & Spinal Therapy; UKCC2 Equestrian Coaching; Equine Sports Massage Certification; Equine Body Worker Qualification.
Michelle’s aim is to educate owners as to how they can improve their overall management, training, and riding to help prevent problems occurring in the horse and encourages owners to consider general maintenance treatments rather than waiting until an issue has developed. By taking a preventative and pre-emptive approach, minor changes to biomechanics and posture can be picked up earlier on, before they develop into a severe issue that can have a larger effect on the overall outcome and prognosis for the horse.
Michelle says “All horses exercise, whether that is a happy hacker, a youngster self-exercising in the field or a high-level competition horse. Exercise places pressure on their body which can cause strain, pain, tension, injuries, and discomfort. In turn this will affect other areas of the body and mind, reducing the animal’s ability to use itself correctly, causing poor posture, reducing performance, and causing lameness.”
Michelle works as part of a team with vets, farriers, saddle fitters and nutritionists using a range of different manual and therapeutic techniques, (including such as McTimoney-Corley chiropractic, body work, sports & remedial massage, stretching, mobilisations, acupressure, laser acupuncture), together with correct, appropriate, and progressive training, riding, and prescriptive exercise. She aims to relieve these problems and their secondary compensations through investigating the causes and rehabilitating to regain optimum performance.
Join us on at the event to hear Michelle’s hints and tips on how owners can help prevent lameness and improve their horse’s overall health and well-being both physically and mentally.