SYMBIOSIS REHABILITATION & PERFORMANCE SUPPORT
RIDER PERFORMANCE COACHING
For you, for your horse
Symbiosis offers a range of treatments and biomechanics coaching options aimed at improving rider posture and effectiveness alongside reducing pain or discomfort experienced whist riding, delivered by a Biomechanics Coach and Performance Mindset Coach working towards accreditation through Ride With Your Mind.
These rider specific services can be combined into packages including the prescriptive massages and dismounted Biomechanics Coaching detailed on the main treatments page.
We also provide both formal training and fun clinics to share with others.
I am a qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist with a HND in Equine Science which helps guide my coaching for the good of the horse.
RIDER BIOMECHANICS & PERFORMANCE MINDSET - RACEWOOD SIMULATOR
Are you sitting comfortably?!
“In essence, understanding biomechanics and applying it is the foundation for good technique in all sports”
Coaches in many other sports already apply this science in the improvement of athlete performance and equestrians are just catching up!
Whether you are a beginner looking for the best start to your riding journey, or competing regularly wanting to get that extra level of performance, working on your biomechanics is a vital element in your support construct. It can help ease discomfort in the saddle and improve confidence by making you more stable and effective, using physics to ensure you are using your body optimally.
Best of all you will be reducing the stress you place on your horses body, so improving their wellbeing at the same time.
We also use these sessions to explore your Performance Mindset, from fear to optimising your competitive edge.
We always start this journey using Rocky, the best behaved horse I know!
COACHING WITH YOUR OWN HORSE
Coaching with the most honest co-coach of all - your horse
Transfer the feels learnt on Rocky to your own horse and learn how your body really influences your horse's. You will get immediate feedback from both me and your horse, helping you to notice when it goes 'wrong' and how to find your way back to 'right'. No gadgets, no prescriptive school movements and yet your horse will change as you do, using their body better as you do. These sessions give you the tools and 'hows' to facilitate your regular training lessons.
RIDER PACKAGES - BIOMECHANICS AND MASSAGE OR ASSISTED STRETCHING
The ultimate pain & performance package
You start on Rocky the Racewood Simulator, we take a before picture then do around 45 minutes of coaching, noting areas of tension or reduced mobility. You then get to relax with a bespoke treatment, using tests/assessments to guide the massage or stretching techniques. Afterwards, you have the opportunity to do a little more coaching to see how the treatment has helped, and leave with exercises to help you progress on your own (though we hope you come back for more!).
For the love of your horse
'England's past has been borne on his back...'