Articles about Victoria
Articles by Victoria
DRY NEEDLING FOR EQUINES - By Dr Victoria Hamilton BSc, BVMS(Hons), published in Hoofbeats April/May 2015, www.hoofbeats.com.au
Dry needling is extremely effective for muscle problems, especially deep ones that can be difficult or even impossible to help with other forms of treatment. It is also effective in treating pain of neuropathic (nerve) origin and can be used to stimulate certain muscles to develop. more..........
EQUINE MYOFASCIAL PAIN - "The Hidden Reason" By Dr Victoria Hamilton BSc, BVMS (Hons)
Myofascial Disease is a chronic, painful condition affecting the muscles and the fascia that surrounds them. It is more common in horses than many people wish to accept and is often the hidden reason behind many poor performance and behavioural issues in a horse's career. It can also affect a horse’s biomechanics or way of moving to the point that lower leg structures are put under abnormal wear and tear. more...........
STOP, ASSESS, ADDRESS - By Dr Victoria Hamilton BSc, BVMS(Hons) , published in Hoofbeats Feb/March 2006 , www.hoofbeats.com.au
So often the most successful trainers are not the best riders but are the best managers of their equestrian partners, primarily because they are skilled in 'listening' to them by watching out for signs that something is amiss. Early detection of problems and being brave enough to do something about issues rather than ignoring them in the hope that they will go away is what managing equine athletes is all about. more.......
WHAT COMES FIRST? BACK OR LOWER LIMB PROBLEMS? By Dr Victoria Hamilton BSc, BVMS(Hons), published in Hoofbeats Feb/March 2015. www.hoofbeats.com.au
This is an interesting topic and one that will undoubtedly be debated for many years to come.
The majority of veterinarians believe that most upper body muscular sorenesses in the horse are secondary to lower limb lamenesses.
The majority of equine body workers believe many gait abnormalities and eventual lower leg lamenesses are from primary muscular problems.
As a veterinarian with a special interest in myofascial pain in horses I believe that on the whole both are correct for the horses they see at the time. I also believe that both upper body muscular issues and lower leg lamenesses will not only result in but also result from biomechanical gait changes and crookedness. This is my argument why. more.........