Ruth Kennerley is an experienced athlete currently competing at national level events in dressage which gives her a thorough understanding of the stresses and strains placed upon the elite athlete’s body.
Ruth graduated from the University of the West of England in 2014 with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree acquiring intrinsic knowledge of human and equine anatomy, physiology and all the elements involved in order to achieve peak performance.
Since then she has gone on to become one of only 20 therapists in the UK to specialise in fascial manipulation and proudly works with some of the best athletes, riders and horses in the world.
Human Soft Tissue Therapy
Soft Tissue Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. It is applicable not just to sports people but to anybody wishing to guard against or recover from a soft tissue injury.
The main aim of Soft Tissue Therapy is to restore muscle balance and functionality, while addressing any issues with associated fascia, tendons and ligaments, simultaneously improving the movement of joints.
To achieve long lasting results and successful rehabilitation, Ruth aims to deliver an individually tailored, high quality treatment using a combination of soft tissue therapy techniques.
RIDER & EQUINE SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
Horse and rider should be treated as a unit, they are a team. If one is suffering from muscular imbalances and joint dysfunction, then there is a direct correlation to the to the other. Therefore, Ruth recommends that horse and rider should be treated at a similar time to enable full restoration of movement and suppleness to both bodies.
The main aim of Rider and Equine Soft Tissue Therapy is to restore muscle balance and functionality, while addressing any issues with associated fascia, tendons and ligaments, simultaneously improving the movement of joints.
Ruth uses a combination of Soft Tissue Therapy Techniques, Fascial Manipulation and suggests tailored exercise management programmes in order to achieve long lasting results and successful rehabilitation.
Ruth’s treatments can be implemented to horses on box rest, horses in training, and pre and post competition. Soft Tissue Therapy encourages muscles to recover, build tone, maintain strength and suppleness, aid recovery and prevent atrophy even during a period of box rest or restricted work. Furthermore, passive stretches help to keep or restore joints and muscles to full working capacity.