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In case of injury e.g. bruising, sprains, strains to any part of the body:

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Protect from further injury - stop doing what you were doing!

Rest stay calm, lying down is usually best, wait for any spasm to subside

Ice apply anything cold for 10 minutes

Compression use a support bandage or cushions as needed.

Elevate an injured limb to reduce swelling.

Seek advice if necessary.

Working on the gorgeous Wijnand, currently performing @mondwind_official, using a withers to sternum fluidity mobilisation.  This is a lovely technique, which builds on releases achieved through the wither wiggle thoracic girdle mobilisation technique. 

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Mobilising your horse’s thoracic girdle is relatively straightforward and very rewarding.


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Based in London & SW France, Julia Williams is an osteopath and naturopath with a passion for optimising the health potential of the individual.     

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Bitless can be cruel too!

  Hydrotherapy

In humans, crawling automatically activates the abdominal muscles correctly, it is a diagonal movement so it simultaneously ...

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  Sleep: the best cure!

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  Goldenseal root

  Get enough vitamin D

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  Fighting colds & flu

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   Mud fever treatment

  Pelvic floor core stability

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  Choosing the right path

Well with all the rain we've been having recently, water seemed an appropriate subject for this weekend's post!

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This young man spent ten days with us in the summer rehabilitating from a  hard landing motocross racing.

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Target your glutes! This ultra tough gluteal tone & strength exercise won't hurt your knees & targets all 3 glutes...

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Your body and mind need time to rest and recover.  If you don't rest enough your body can't heal itself...

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Goldenseal root is one of my favourite herbs.  It seems to act as a general immune system booster with anti-...

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Vitamin D: Make sure you get enough this winter...


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The common cold and influenza are both viral illnesses and both can linger if not dealt with promptly!

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This is the best mud fever/rainscald treatment ever! And skiers:  it’s also amazing for cracked lips...

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The pelvic floor musculature has to resist the forces of gravity  (unlike in quadrupeds like horses) whilst supporting..

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"The right path in life is not necessarily easy, but it should not be strewn with obstacles either"

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  Get Fit to Ski with HIIT

   Equine core stability

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  Anatomy of core stability

Yay! It’s November and time to make sure we are fit for the ski season! ⛷  First off is cardiovascular with: HIIT...

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  Best sitting position

  Tai Chi

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Julia Williams Osteopath

  Deltoideus anatomy

Core stability for dressage horse and rider is the trending topic, but it's just as important for show jumpers.       

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An understanding of the underlying anatomy will help you to help your horse perform at his/her best.      

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What a great illustration  to all those who have to sit for long periods of time: the ideal sitting position is one that...

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Daily Tai Chi practice in my favourite location.

A comparison of the deltoid muscle of the horse with the human deltoid illustrates nicely how they have evolved...

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  Best sitting position

Well,  I would be working but... I honestly just stood up for a moment - anyone would think he’s been there for hours!  

But maybe he’s right!  I should do as I say and not as I do - take a break, take a kit...

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  Bitless can be cruel too!

The end of your horse's nasal bone is really fine and vulnerable so it's important to take care with noseband placement, whether bitless or bitted.

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  Respond to Injury

Almost every fun activity (riding, skiing, base jumping...) has its downside - a risk of injury!   Knowing how your body responds to injury  helps you to understand the best..

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