Effect of physiotherapy on postural control of horse riders

The possible positive effect of physiotherapy intervention on “crooked” or unstable horse riders.

Previous studies describe natural asymmetry in humans and riders in general, and a common right-side bias in asymmetry. The pelvis is the base for postural control. Instability of this region increases unwanted movement of the lower trunk. This preliminary study of riders suggests that physiotherapy to the pelvic region may improve seated postural stability and reduce asymmetry in pressure distribution.


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