Trigger Point Release for Horses - Hamstring Muscles
Trigger Point Release for Horses - Assessing and Treating the Hamstrings
If the limb is planted, this muscle extends the hip.
If the limb is not planted, this muscle retracts, adducts and rotates the limb inward.
lt originates from the first caudal vertebrae, sacrotuberal ligament, and the ischial tuber of the pelvis. It inserts on the medial epicondyle of the femur.
If the limb is planted, this muscle extends the hip, stifle, and hock joints.If the limb is not planted, this muscle flexes the stifle, retracts, and adducts the limb.
lt originates on the last two sacral and first two caudal vertebrae, tail fascia, sacrosciatic ligament, as well as the ischial tuber.
lt inserts into the cranial border of the tibia, crural fascia, and into the calcaneus via the tarsal tendon.
About Andy Eckley
Andy Eckley is a trigger point therapist and equine therapist who has a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire in the north of England.
Andy is certified in a number of NAT techniques, and has successfully adapted some of these for the treatment of horses.
In addition to his practice, Andy works with vets and massage therapists in various countries in Europe, teaching professionals who work with horses to better detect and treat pain in the animals.
When not treating or teaching, Andy also works as an animal safety representative on TV and movie sets for the American Humane Association.
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