Exercise and advice compliance.
As practitioners it’s often one of the biggest challenges we face.
It’s disheartening when you have those clients who come back at their next appointment saying that they haven’t had a chance to do the exercises you gave them, while in the same breath saying there has been no improvement in their horse’s symptoms since you last saw them.
And sure, you know that what you do in a consult will make their horse feel better in the short term, but unless the client makes meaningful change to the horse’s routine, including doing the exercises and following your advice, then nothing is going to change in the long term.
Which is frustrating for you as a practitioner, costly for the owner and simply very sad for the horse involved.
But fear not, there are some ways to help ensure that your client will follow the program that you've set.
kristin & Emma
We've been practicing as human & equine physiotherapists for more years than we'd like to admit (it will show our age!)