The area most commonly affected area of equestrians is the lumbar spine. In fact, 30% of all riding related injuries were to the lumbar spine and this number only increased in competitive riders.
Since a large amount of the communication between rider and horse occurs through the seat, low back pain is a common complaint of riders. Overuse injuries in the low back usually have an insidious onset of pain and riders often only start to seek treatment when they are in too much pain to ride or the pain affects their performance.
For many, injuries like this have forced them to spend extended periods of time away from the riding. Using a multidisciplinary and non-surgical approach, our goal is not only to help alleviate the pain but also help prevent injuries.