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    Default Physiotherapy problems

    Has anyone had any bad experiences with physiotherapists/chiropractors/osteopathy/sports massage ? How do i know if they are properly educated prior to treatment ? Are there any types i should avoid? I'm finding it such minefield to navigate this industry and find reliable therapists !!!!!
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    Just get an ACPAT registered physio. They are all properly qualified.

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    Does ACPAT simply mean qualified in human physio first ?

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    Default Re: Physiotherapy problems

    There's also the RAMP register http://www.rampregister.org/

    I think it is aspiring to be a registry for properly qualified animal bodyworkers, but not strictly limited to physiotherapists (as ACPAT is), i.e. also including osteopaths, chiropractors etc. I only recently came across this, so I really don't know how their qualification requirements stack up against ACPAT, but I'm sure it's somewhere on the webpage.

    I also find it very difficult to find the "right" body worker. ACPAT is a great starting point, but sometimes I think a horse may benefit more/also from some type of manipulation, and most of the ACPAT physios I've had were only using a variety of massage techniques. I think word of mouth is still one of the better ways to find someone who is good at what they do.

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    Default Re: Physiotherapy problems

    Quote Originally Posted by supsup View Post
    There's also the RAMP register http://www.rampregister.org/

    I think it is aspiring to be a registry for properly qualified animal bodyworkers, but not strictly limited to physiotherapists (as ACPAT is), i.e. also including osteopaths, chiropractors etc. I only recently came across this, so I really don't know how their qualification requirements stack up against ACPAT, but I'm sure it's somewhere on the webpage.

    I also find it very difficult to find the "right" body worker. ACPAT is a great starting point, but sometimes I think a horse may benefit more/also from some type of manipulation, and most of the ACPAT physios I've had were only using a variety of massage techniques. I think word of mouth is still one of the better ways to find someone who is good at what they do.
    This. ACPAT is a great starting point, however we have a shockingly poor ACPAT physio locally so I'd rather go for a word of mouth recommendation.

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    Ask your vet for a recommendation. For most 'complementary' treatments you are supposed to get the go ahead from your vet first although I accept that this very rarely does happen.

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