Dee Holdsworth at Dynamic Sports Therapy, has an in-depth understanding of anatomy and the interaction of bones, joints and muscles, that are the basis of the proven physical and mental therapy, that is massage. Rider and equine soft tissue therapy aids optimal athletic performance at all levels. Dee works with both horse and rider to focus on all elements of the combination.
60% of the horses body weight is muscle and small muscle injuries can take up to 90 days to become apparent by which time they may have caused more serious injury. Regular maintenance is a key part of a horses health and performance, in order to keep them working at their best.
Competitive riders undoubtedly encounter soft tissue problems at some stage, sometimes due to either/or the amount of horses they are riding, stress, injury etc. Dee works to maintain those riders at their peak performance through trying to prevent these problems occuring, or atleast reduce the risk of recurrence, by providing a regular programme of sport tissue therapy and exercises. This may include in the training period, pre-event, inter-event and post-event massage, accompanied by mobilisation techniques, stretching and rider performance based exercises.
At all levels in equestrian sport, but particularly at elite level, a riders fitness is as important as the horses. Equestrian sport is unique in that it relies on two athletes, of which both rely on one another working at their optimum. Dee works with both the horse and the rider to gather all information and help work on weaknesses found in treatments, enabling horse and rider to help one another, maximising performance capabilities.
Very excited to have had such a fab session with Dee, feeling amazing and ready to take on the world! Sooki got in on the act too and had a great session with the super talented Dee. We are both so excited to be working with Dee along with some other very prestigious horses and riders whilst in the Gloucestershire area!Natasha Baker MBE