Sports Medicine -
"Sustaining Your Future!"
The role of Equine Sports medicine is to determine the
soundness and health of top equine athletes whatever
their discipline might be in order to enable the horse
to perform at its maximum level. An excellent equine
sports medicine team is priceless to any trainer, rider,
or owner who wants their athlete to be able to reach a
peak performance in their selected discipline.
Headed up by
Dr. Justin High, the Reata Equine sports
medicine team is constantly working to keep numerous top
equine athletes from every discipline showing and
competing on a national level. We house a large variety
of state of the art diagnostic equipment such as digital
radiography and ultrasound as well as MRI and bone scan
capabilities. We practice the latest techniques and
treatments such as IRAP, both fat and bone marrow
derived Stem Cell Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, joint
injections, and Tildren treatments, in order to help
keep your horse competing at the top of his game or to
help him return quickly to performance after an injury.
As many of you know, lameness and performance issues
can be a diagnostic challenge. The level of performance
required today to stay at the pinnacle of your disciple
requires an athlete that is at the top of their game.
Soundness issues can lead to poor performance, and being
able to recognize those issues becomes critical to the
success of the athlete.
The challenge in diagnosis comes when your horse is
not visibly “off” enough to adequately isolate a
problem, but is “off” enough to reduce their
performance. Lameness clinicians have long relied on the
subjective ability of the human eye to pick up
inconsistencies in gait and movement. We now have an
objective tool that helps us in that evaluation process.
By placing inertial sensors that transmit movement
patters on specific regions of your horse we can analyze
the data derived from algorithms that can isolate the
lameness to a single, or multiple, limbs. This gives us
objective evidence for not only the degree of lameness,
but the type of lameness.
We feel that this diagnostic tool becomes essential
in many ways for your performance horse by enhancing our
- Subtle, performance reducing lameness
- Multiple limb lameness - sore in the front
- Follow up progress and rehabilitation from
injury - is he getting better?
- Confirmation with nerve or joint blocks during
- Follow up after treatment - did the treatment
By utilizing both the subjective viewpoint of the
doctor and the objective analysis of the computer, we
can provide you and your horse with the best care
regarding their soundness.
We are excited to provide this tool for you! Ask for
the Lameness Locator by Equinosis.