THE TERM "REHABILITATION" CAN BE VERY SCARY FOR OWNERS, ENERGY EQUINE'S TEAM OF VETERINARIANS, TECHNICIANS & SUPPORT STAFF ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR EQUINE ATHLETE TO HOPEFULLY GET THEM BACK ON TRACK, AND FEELING BETTER THAN EVER
Energy Equine's Approach to Rehabilitation
Depending on the case our veterinarians will often utilize many of the services and modalities we would for our sports medicine cases and then build a specific treatment and rehabilitation program from there. We are also lucky to have a rehabilitation technician, Megan Orange, CERP, RVT, on team, that works alongside our veterinarians to develop individualized rehabilitation and conditioning programs for your equine athlete.
Many owners will opt to rehab their horses at home but some may not have the facilities or ability to do so. We are extremely lucky to work closely with two facilities that offer services for rehabilitation cases.
O'Brays Equine Services
The first facility is O’Brays Equine Services in Carstairs, Alberta where many of our stall rest and layup cases are referred too. O’Brays is a family owned and operated business that specialized in boarding, breeding, foaling and much more. Their facility is an approved quarantine facility and they are able to accommodate all breeds of horses. O’Brays is conveniently located 15 minutes North of our Airdrie location and our veterinarians are able to routinely stop in to evaluate and treat cases, as needed.
The second facility we routinely utilize is Coulee Equine in Olds, Alberta. Coulee Equine is Western Canada’s premier facility for equine conditioning, rehabilitation and wellness. Their beautiful facility features a water treadmill, cold salt water hydrotherapy spa, indoor equiciser and solarium. We work closely with the Coulee Equine team on rehabilitation cases, and our veterinarians visit their facility once a week to recheck and treat client horses that are there for rehabilitation and conditioning purposes.
We believe in the TEAM approach
Lastly, when it comes to rehabilitation of the equine athlete we have an extremely talented and knowledgeable network of bodyworkers, osteopaths, therapists and farriers that we can utilize to ensure that an entire team is focusing on getting your horse back to their best. Energy Equine believes strongly in a team approach to equine wellness.