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EP2: Exercise Physiotherapy for Equestrians

Victoria Kahn (APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist) was the Medical Manager and Physiotherapist for the Australian Equestrian Team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2010 and 2014 World Equestrian Games, where her relationship with Amanda Ross began. 

With over 20 years experience in physiotherapy, Vic Kahn has developed special interest in treating hip/groin pain, equestrian athletes and athletes with disabilities, taking her on a journey of gaining additional qualifications in Clinical Pilates and Strength and Conditioning

  • In addition to working with Equestrian Australia, Vic has worked in the Australian Football League (AFL), cricket, and with the Australian Wheelchair Rugby Team and provides insights on how athletes and their rehabilitation differ across sports.
  • Find out how Vic helped Amanda with her self-described "ridiculous hip" after hobbling into Vic's office. Sadly, there are no magic wands, Amanda had to really put in the work and do all of her prescribed exercises and got gold stars from Vic for her efforts!
  • Nod your head with Vic's ongoing surprise that we treat our horses injuries much more seriously than our own! "I was so struck by the meticulous equine injury management... but there was not a second, third, fourth or even fifth thought for the athlete's own injury!"
  • Listen to them discuss what riders can do to look after and improve their position, as well as key areas equestrians can benefit from such as spinal mobility, overall symmetry and alignment, core strength and stability, and, ankle range and stability. 
  • Hear both Amanda Ross and Bex Mason talk about their injuries and how they work with their own movement specialists to maintain their bodies to perform at the top of their sport.

All this and so much more in this episode of THE EQUESTRIAN EXPERIENCE.

1 comment

Wonderful talk, I m a member of equine pathways Australia and have met Victoria , she is great. I’ll be sending this link to my exercise physiologist so we can work together on more exercises 
Talk was recommended by Julia Battams 
Thanks again 
Cheers mandi 

Mandi keck
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