PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION
Equine sports physiatry is a branch of equine veterinary medicine emphasizing the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and fascia in the equine athlete.
The focus of a sports physiatry session is the prevention, early detection and management of health and lameness related issues.
After a comprehensive assessment of the horse we will use manual therapies (chiropractic, myofascial release, …), physical modalities (laser, taping, cupping, …) and/or acupuncture to improve the health and performance of your horse.
We will help coordinating further care/treatment of your horse using a network of interdisciplinary and allied equine professionals (team approach) and empower you, the client, to bring out your horse's true potential with a heart-centred approach.
LAMENESS AND DIAGNOSTICS
You can put your trust in us when it comes to a thorough lameness examination. Dr. Bart Halsberghe uses his knowledge, experience and passion to get to the bottom of even the most challenging lameness issues. As an equine specialist (DABVP (equine practice)), a certified ISELP (International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology) member and sports physiatrist/integrated sports medicine practitioner (acupuncturist, chiropractor, physiotherapist,...), he uses all his skills to find an answer and solution to the problem(s).
We offer worldwide prepurchase examinations. We understand the financial and emotional investment this process requires and offer a comprehensive exam focusing on the whole horse, with particular attention to the musculoskeletal system. As an equine specialist (DABVP (equine practice)) with a focus on integrated veterinary sports medicine and many years of international experience in a wide variety of disciplines, Dr Bart Halsberghe can guide you true the process with confidence and help you make an informed decision when it comes to buying your horse.