Dr. Stephen Schwartz, D. O., a specialist in Equine Osteopathy, will return to The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center for a two-day workshop, November 13-14. The Sanctuary hosted Schwartz in a successful two-day clinic earlier in the year at their state-of-the-art facility in Ocala.
Dr. Stephen Schwartz Returns To The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center In November For Equine Osteopathy Workshop
By Tom Grabe
Oct 19, 2010, 12:28
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An Equine Osteopath, Dr. Schwartz is a lecturer of Animal Osteopathy at Wingate Institute in Israel. He has practiced in London, New Zealand, Australia and now in Israel, where he has been living since 2000. Equine Osteopathy is a system of treatment and diagnosis that uses manual techniques to address imbalances, restrictions and tensions throughout the body.
“Our last workshop with Dr. Schwartz was fantastic and everyone really learned a great deal. Due to the success of his last workshop, The Sanctuary is really looking forward to having Dr. Schwartz return,” said Brenda McDuffee, General Manager of The Sanctuary. “As an Equine Osteopath, Dr. Schwartz is trained to recognize and treat many causes of pain in horses. His treatments include stretching techniques, rhythmic passive joint movements, mobilization to improve joint mobility, and high velocity thrust techniques.”
McDuffee added, “The Sanctuary is committed to the healing and well-being of all equine athletes, which falls in line with what Dr. Schwartz believes in, so it is a great mix. During his previous workshop, Schwartz explained that when he works on a horse it helps remove the tension and enables the body to heal itself, improve blood flow, reduce pain and improve mobility. A healthy horse is our goal at The Sanctuary.”
In addition to hosting clinics and workshops at The Sanctuary, the multi-million dollar facility has partnered with the Rood & Riddle Podiatry Center. Vets from the well-known Lexington, Kentucky Rood & Riddle facility travel to The Sanctuary twice a month to work on horses with equine foot problems.
The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center offers the latest in technological equipment designed to promote safe and rapid advancement for horses recovering from injury or in need of training. The Sanctuary is home to advanced conditioning and rehab equipment including an Equine Hyperbaric Chamber with box stall type freedom of movement, as well as an Aqua Pacer Water Treadmill, the safest, most effective water treadmill available. The center also features: a Cold Saltwater Leg Spa featuring 34 degree, highly salinated water for all types of leg therapy; an Equine Swimming Pool – a 110 foot long, 14 foot deep inline pool with therapeutic water; a 5/8 mile race track; two Eurocisers with therapeutic tracking surface - one under cover and one outdoors; Solariums; Temperature-controlled veterinary inspection area with semi-surgical lighting, and rubberized surfaces in most areas.
“Our staff is thoroughly trained and knowledgeable, with a passion for horses and the desire to see each horse return well rested, fit and ready to perform at the top of his game. We work hard to help riders keep their horses competing at their peak,” McDuffee said. “We are proud that we have treated four Olympic medal winners, 38 Grand Prix horses, 19 National Titled horses and 47 Stakes Winners or Placers.”
For more information on The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, visit their website at www.sanctuaryequinerehab.com.
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