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Remi notes 20th April 2013
Pre massage assessment – Remi had taken a step back from the improvements he had shown last time but was still much improved on original assessment. He was back to leaning heavily on left shoulder and unwilling to go forwards. Remi had a few days off due to sore feet/reaction to products and had a few days stable rest. He was not stepping through with left fore and appeared braced.
Palpation and massage: (see diagram)
Still straighter through spine – see photo attached taken post massage.
Considering his way if going on lunge he had not regressed too much physically. Some tightness in front of shoulder – serratus ventralis c., left back good, right back reactive. Ridden assessment showed saddle/Pip have a tendency to slip right and on right rein Remi dips quarters a lot to the right.
Left glutes and right hip area sensitive, some tightness right poll area – rectus capitis.
2nd lunge session post massage
Although still not freely moving, he was much more forward and less braced post massage. Improvements were especially obvious on his left rein (his worst rein).
Pip to get back into routine of regular hacking and add in a couple of 10 minute straightening sessions in the school, either under saddle or on lunge, time permitting.