The role of manual therapies in equine pain management.

@article{Haussler2010TheRO,
  title={The role of manual therapies in equine pain management.},
  author={Kevin K. Haussler},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          579-601
        }
}
Manual therapy includes a diverse array of techniques, such as touch therapies, massage, physical therapy, osteopathy, and chiropractic, that were originally developed for use in humans and have been gradually applied to horses. All forms of manual therapy have variable reported levels of effectiveness for treating musculoskeletal issues in humans, but mostly only anecdotal evidence exists in horses. This article explores the scientific literature for evidence of efficacy, safety, and common… CONTINUE READING
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