As a Physiotherapist, rider and recovered from multiple injuries in my career I understand and have experience in the process of returning to health and riding safely. I have suffered back injury, fractured bones, ruptured tendons, multiple surgeries, and age-related changes. I still ride today.
Treating the acute injury, controlling the effect of pain and the restoration of correct movement for riding is a must. The core muscle training must start immediately and the riding muscles must be assessed and managed through the whole journey. Timing is important, learning HOW TO MOVE to protect your spine is essential, learning HOW TO RIDE to protect your spine and your horses back is essential.