Founded in 1996, Inhand Equine Therapy specializes in the optimization of health and improvement of performance in equine and canine athletes through a holistic approach led by owner Tina Watkins (E.S.T. E.E.B.W 3).
Education and growth is a core value of Inhand Equine Therapy, and each member of the Inhand team is always #strivingformastery. Firm in the belief that the more one learns of the function of the body, the more one learns there is so much more yet to be discovered, Inhand’s equine therapists are always learning to provide clients with the cutting edge session protocols.
Inhand Equine Therapy works very closely as an integral part of an athlete’s wellness team including veterinarians, farriers, equine dentists, saddle fitters, other bodyworkers and trainers, to develop a plan of action that will address optimum health and increase performance of the athlete. This commitment to working in conjunction with the entire wellness team of each client is rooted in the knowledge that interaction of the entire team provides that most benefit to each equine and canine athlete – not simply the management of isolated symptoms. This team approach also gives clients a depth of knowledge that involves the entire wellness circle of wellness surrounding the horse.
Each athlete’s time with Inhand includes a consultation to address ongoing and/or new issues, a soft tissue session, a static and dynamic postural assessment and other modalities as required to complete an entire body evaluation. Areas requiring improvement are identified and working in conjunction with riders, owners and the horse’s health care team, exercise plans are developed combining good health and equine/canine physiology to achieve the goals for performance.
Each of Inhand’s fully insured professional bodyworkers bring a unique perspective to your horses wellness session. Inhand’s owner, Tina Watkins, is a fully insured professional therapist; she utilizes nutritional knowledge and training, herbal and homeopathic supplements, massage, aromatherapy, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, acupressure, red light therapy, stretching, stimulation exercises, crystal therapy, kinesiology tapping, exercise programs and spinal range of motion in all sessions to reach ultimate levels of good health. Kim Krebs, Inhand consultant, also a fully insured and professional therapist, utilizes massage, craniosacral, myofascial release, acupressure, stretching, kinesiology tapping, stimulation exercises and exercise programs. Having knowledge in different modalities of soft tissue treatment enables Inhand practitioners to bring a varied approach to deal with muscle soreness and dysfunction. Because not all problems in a body will respond to one modality, Inhand’s wide array of experience and tools allows the flexibility to work with athletes in the best form for them.
Tina Watkins EST EEBW3
Kim Krebs EST EEBW
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
EC: Active Member; Equine Canada
AEF: Active Member; Alberta Equestrian Federation
CA/ADA: Active Member; Canadian Association/Alberta Dressage Association
DC: Active Member; Dressage Canada