We offer rehabilitation and conditioning programs tailored to your horse’s individual needs. Dr. Morgan oversees all the programs and works directly with your veterinarian to develop a personalized therapeutic program for your horse. Our rehabilitation programs are specifically designed to accelerate your horse’s healing while decreasing its risk of further injury. Our conditioning programs are focused on increasing your horse’s stamina and strength while minimizing the risk of injury. Our services are integrated into a customized program aimed at bringing your horse to optimal health and fitness.
Our programs are designed to return horses to full health and soundness through our rehabilitation therapies and exercises. Our staff is well-versed in all aspects of equine health, from our variety of rehabilitative modalities to nutrition and fitness. We work with you and your veterinarian to develop a customized program to suit your horse’s individual needs.
We strive to help your horse reach its athletic potential through tailored conditioning programs designed to minimize concussive force with increasing stamina and strength. Our hydrotherapy services can be utilized for both in-patient and out-patient conditioning programs to help your horse reach and maintain the fitness necessary for competition and injury prevention.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of a needle through the skin at predetermined sites for the treatment or prevention of disease, including pain. The effects of acupuncture creates a series of interactions between the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Acupuncture is best used to complement other rehabilitative techniques.
The cold saltwater spa combines cold therapy with pressure and hypertonicity (dissolved salt) to maximally reduce inflammation and swelling. The spa uses turbulent salt water at a temperature of 35°-37°F (2°C) to accelerate healing and prevent injuries.
The Equiband™ system consists of a saddle pad and two specially designed rubber bands which stimulate skin receptors and encourages the horse to activate specific muscles to raise and round the back and engage the hindquarters.
Whole body vibration is a rapidly expanding form of biomechanical stimulation (the rapid, involuntary contraction and relaxation of muscles) that is ideally suited to reduce the effects of stall confinement.
Our Game Ready™ unit combines the benefits of cold and compression therapy in one easy-to-use system.
Cold therapy has been shown to reduce muscle spasms and pain, decrease swelling, reduce bleeding and decreases the metabolic rate of tissue damaging enzymes. Compression therapy is used to mimic the natural muscle contractions that encourage the reduction of swelling and edema, as well as driving the cold deeper into the muscles and tendons. Game Ready™ Equine was developed with the help of veterinarians and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) using proprietary NASA spacesuit technology and was based on a similar product used by more than 90 pro sports teams, 500 professional athletes, and 160 universities nationwide.
RockTape kinesiology taping is a method of athletic taping which improves movement and biomechanics through lifting of the skin and improved neurosensory feedback.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) creates a pulsing electromagnetic field that helps to restore cell membrane potential and help restore health on a cellular level.
A horse solarium is a system of multiple large red lamps emitting infrared (IR) rays, a form of heat radiation.
We are home to a concrete swimming pool that is 25 feet wide, 50 feet long, 14 feet deep and holds 115,000 gallons of water.
Our on-site, certified farrier is also a licensed New York State racetrack farrier with extensive experience helping horses by performing corrective and therapeutic shoeing.
Specific therapeutic exercises have been developed to help horses activate core muscles and improve balance and flexibility.
Therapeutic lasers produce electromagnetic radiation that stimulates individual cells to revitalize and reactivate their own natural healing process. Light is absorbed in irradiated tissue by specific biomolecules to alter nerve conduction, change blood flow circulation, increase the metabolism of serotonin, enhance the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) within cells and accelerate tissue healing
Therapeutic ultrasound is a passive, non-invasive therapy where thermal waves are produced from the pressure of vibrations transmitted into soft tissue.
The underwater treadmill provides horses with buoyancy during exercise to minimize concussion while encouraging full joint range of motion. The underwater treadmill permits controlled movement and minimized concussion on joints to reduce risk of recurring injury, improve healing, and accelerate healing.
Controlled exercise is paramount to successful rehabilitation and conditioning programs. Our exerciser allows up to 8 horses to be exercise simultaneously at a controlled pace in both directions.
The Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center is home to a concrete swimming pool that is 25 feet wide, 50 feet long, 14 feet deep and holds 115,000 gallons of water.
The underwater treadmill at the Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center provides horses with buoyancy during exercise to minimize concussion while encouraging full joint range of motion. The underwater treadmill permits controlled movement and minimized concussion on joints to reduce risk of recurring injury, improve healing, and accelerate healing.
We offer routine blood testing and paperwork necessary for traveling and showing.
Our MyLab™Five Diagnostic Ultrasound allows us to examine a wide variety of soft tissue structures commonly injured in equine athletes including flexor tendons and the suspensory ligament. Dr. Morgan can provide follow-up examinations of injuries as needed and adjustments to your horse’s program can be made to optimize your horse’s healing.
Lameness impairs a horse’s natural movement and symmetrical gait and can result from a variety of causes. It can present itself in many ways, ranging from obvious asymmetries in movement to the inability to bear weight. We offer comprehensive lameness evaluations and gait analysis to diagnose the source of a horse’s lameness and to evaluate progress during a horse’s time at the facility.
The Lameness Locator system is a machine which allows veterinarians to objectively measure lameness using non-invasive inertial sensors on the head, limb and pelvis. This technology provides an ideal method of measuring clinical progress as lameness improves.
Neurologic diseases can often leave horses with long-standing deficits even after the disease has resolved. We offer a comprehensive neurologic evaluation to identify abnormalities and help customize a rehabilitation plan to help restore proper function of limbs and regain balance.