Professional Equine & Canine Rehabilitation & Bodywork in Chevy Chase, MD

Established in 2004 by Courtney Molino, RVT, CERP, EEBW, ESMT, CCMT, and CCRA, Hands on Horses brings professional equine rehabilitation and bodywork to horse owners in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Courtney, a registered veterinary nurse who’s trained and certified in equine rehabilitation and bodywork, provides services dedicated to the overall wellness of companion and competitive animals. We work closely with your veterinarian and health care professionals throughout our process so we can develop and implement the best rehabilitation plan for your animal.

Equine Rehabilitation in Chevy Chase, MD

When an animal is recovering from an injury, other issues can arise. Horses are no exception, and they can experience compensatory muscle tension, muscle atrophy, and reduced circulation, all of which can slow the healing process. With our rehabilitation services, we help to improve the quality and speed of recovery and reduce the chances of re-injury. We offer a variety of rehabilitation services to suit your equine needs:

  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Thermotherapy
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Cold laser
  • Home exercise program
  • Core strengthening

 

Full Equine Bodywork in Chevy Chase, MD

Along with our equine rehabilitation, Hands on Horses offers equine bodywork. Sometimes muscle overuse or fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles, bones, organs, tendons, and ligaments) can become restricted throughout the body from overuse. To prevent and counteract these issues, we offer sports massages to free fascia restrictions and reduce tight, sore muscles through our hands-on techniques.

We also perform Myofascial release to help realign fascia tissue. This allows your horse to better reach maximum strength, coordination, and power.

Our methods work on your horse’s body as a whole to ensure we don’t only treat the area of discomfort, but also the rest of the body as it works to compensate for the injury. By treating all areas of the equine body, we help enhance your horse’s overall comfort and athleticism, all while preventing future injuries. Full bodywork offers many other benefits:

  • Increase blood and nutrient flow
  • Lengthen connective tissue
  • Promote rapid healing of injuries
  • Increase circulation
  • Enhance overall muscle tone

Canine Rehabilitation Services in Chevy Chase, MD

Here at Hands on Horses we don’t only have a love for the equine, but also the canine. Our professional rehabilitation can help whether your dog is recovering from a sports injury or orthopedic or neurological surgery. Courtney works closely with you and your vet to address your pet’s rehabilitation needs for long-lasting results.

We work on soft tissue using a hands-on manipulation method that increases circulation, relaxes muscle spasms, enhances muscle tone, and increases range of motion. Courtney has experience working with osteoarthritis, iliopsoas strains, meniscal injuries, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia, total hip replacements, and more!

In addition, our rehabilitation services also include:

  • Bodywork
  • Core strengthening
  • Home exercise program
  • Cold laser
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Thermotherapy

While rehabilitation can address specific issues, full canine bodywork can increase your dog’s overall health and quality of life. Bodywork can be used to help with stress reduction, increased relaxation, anxiety, and depression. Dogs of all ages come to us, whether it’s an older pet with joint or tissue discomfort or a puppy acclimating to human touch. Read some of our testimonials to see how we’ve helped others!