Reharvest
Rachel Phillips - Equine Therapy and Thermal Imaging
Rachel has trained in Australia, Germany and England in human and equine massage therapy. She has been treating horses for 12 years and runs a busy full time business. She also runs massage courses for people who want to help their own horses and also will be running some saddle fitting courses.

Rachel has grown up with horses all her life. When she was 22 years old she spent 3 years in Europe grooming and riding before she started her equine therapy training.  Being a rider makes it easier to understand what the client is explaining about the horse’s behavior and way of going.

Rachel trained in Australia, Germany and England in human and equine therapy. She has been treating horses for 12 years and runs a busy full time business. She also runs massage courses for people who want to help their own horses and saddle fitting courses.

Her work can be compared to physio for horses. The techniques used are: massage, manipulation, stretching, TENS machine, bioptron light treatment, saddle fitting, nutritional advice, shoeing advice and thermal imaging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In 2010 Rachel travelled to USA to complete thermography training and purchase state of the art thermography camera. Equine thermal imaging is a wonderful tool used in conjunction with equine therapy. It's like having another set of eyes and helps tailor the treatment plan and recovery from injury. Thermal imaging works in conjunction with veterinary care and allows the veterinarian to spend his / her effort and the client’s money, in the most efficient way. It helps to specifically locate injuries, particularly when a variety of symptoms are present and/ or unclear.

Rachel sponsors Andrea Bank with Doringcourt and Northern Fortuous with Thermal Imaging.

Equine Thermography Main Roles

  • Saddle fitting
  • Investigate a problem
  • Checks tendons and ligaments
  • Checks hoof balance
  • Monitors joints
  • Monitor circulation of limbs
  • Keeps an eye on a recovering injury and bringing an old injury back into work.

Rachel Phillips Saddle Fitting Thermal Imaging

She uses thermal imaging camera for saddle fitting. This shows how the saddle is affecting the horse’s back, how the rider is sitting in the saddle and where the saddle is creating pressure. This is also very beneficial as a training aid to correct rider position and help the rider be more effective.

Saddle Fitting Clinics using thermal imaging coming soon.

 

Location:
Silverdale
Auckland
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