Pivot Point of View https://pivotpointequine.com/blog/ The newest advancements in equine health and performance. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:45:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 Becky Pearson, MPT, LAPT, CERP, has been treating human patients with physical therapy since 1996. She obtained her master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Findaly, Findlay, Ohio, in 2005 and opened her own private practice in Broken Bow, Nebraska, in 2011.<br /> Over the years and seeing the benefits from physical therapy on people, she knew the same techniques could help the equine athletes. <br /> She spent years of studying, observing, competing, and living within the horse world and completed the Equine Physical Rehabilitation Certification Program at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of the program, she became the second licensed Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP) in Nebraska. <br /> Finally, all of the pieces of the puzzle were put together to create “Pivot Point Equine Rehab Therapy—Physical Therapy for Your Horse!”<br /> Becky understands that to compete at a high level, you and your horse must feel your best. She herself has competed at a high level in the WPRA at prestigious rodeos such as Cheyenne Frontier Days and Pendleton, Oregon. As an equine physical therapist, she keeps her own horses and her family’s horses healthy using cutting-edge physical therapy techniques. She is married to PRCA steer roper Chris Pearson and they have two daughters who also compete, Emma and Gracie Pearson. <br /> Consequently, Becky has become driven to learn how to increase the mobility, strength, and overall health of the competitive athletic horse. After her work is done, you see an overall calming effect upon the horse. The work has a lasting effect upon the whole being. It helps with increased flexibility and elasticity and softens muscles, which allows the horse to move freer and faster. Overall, the horse is just healthier and can then give you more. Because the horse is feeling better, he is more responsive to the rider and generally just happier with himself. The end result is better performance for you. <br /> Becky’s passion to help the horse through physical therapy has had her traveling the entire United States learning and working on horses…one horse at a time…one rider at a time, improving their overall quality of life, enabling them to shine when it is their time. Pivot Point clean Pivot Point pivotpointequine@gmail.com pivotpointequine@gmail.com (Pivot Point) The newest advancements in human and equine health and performance. Pivot Point of View https://pivotpointequine.com/app/uploads/powerpress/Pivot_point_of_view-683.jpg https://pivotpointequine.com/blog/ Broken Bow, Nebraska Weekly 18. What can PT do for me? https://pivotpointequine.com/do-you-know-that-pt-can-help-with-arthritis-or-vertigo-take-a-few-minutes-to-find-out-all-the-things-pt-can-do/ Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:43:24 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1695 October is Physical Therapy month and Becky Sat down with Andrew Mason, PT to chat about all the different things that PT can help with, such as headaches, dizziness, foot pain, back pain, pelvic weakness and instability and so much more! October is Physical Therapy month and Becky Sat down with Andrew Mason, PT to chat about all the different things that PT can help with, such as headaches, dizziness, foot pain, back pain, pelvic weakness and instability and so much more!

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October is Physical Therapy month and Becky Sat down with Andrew Mason, PT to chat about all the different things that PT can help with, such as headaches, dizziness, foot pain, back pain, pelvic weakness and instability and so much more! October is Physical Therapy month and Becky Sat down with Andrew Mason, PT to chat about all the different things that PT can help with, such as headaches, dizziness, foot pain, back pain, pelvic weakness and instability and so much more! Pivot Point 31:07
17. Horsemanship with Kisha Zieffle https://pivotpointequine.com/help-your-horse-by-working-on-your-horsemanship-in-this-episode-we-talk-horsemanship-talk-with-kisha-zieffle/ Tue, 13 Oct 2020 16:49:58 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1669 Are you getting tipped forward in your turns? Hitting barrels? Have trouble with ground conditions? Or are you a parent of a youth barrel racer? This podcast is for you! We sit down and talk about these topics and many more. Are you getting tipped forward in your turns? Hitting barrels? Have trouble with ground conditions? Or are you a parent of a youth barrel racer? This podcast is for you! We sit down and talk about these topics and many more.

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Are you getting tipped forward in your turns? Hitting barrels? Have trouble with ground conditions? Or are you a parent of a youth barrel racer? This podcast is for you! We sit down and talk about these topics and many more. Are you getting tipped forward in your turns? Hitting barrels? Have trouble with ground conditions? Or are you a parent of a youth barrel racer? This podcast is for you! We sit down and talk about these topics and many more. Pivot Point 32:59
16. Neck Pain and Dry Needling with Kisha Zieffle https://pivotpointequine.com/we-all-have-experienced-neck-pain-and-headaches-at-times-we-visit-with-kisha-zieffle-about-her-experience-with-dry-needling/ Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:21:25 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1660 Do you have neck pain and headaches? We discuss the use of dry needling to treat neck pain and headaches. Do you have neck pain and headaches? We discuss the use of dry needling to treat neck pain and headaches.

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Do you have neck pain and headaches? We discuss the use of dry needling to treat neck pain and headaches. Do you have neck pain and headaches? We discuss the use of dry needling to treat neck pain and headaches. Pivot Point 9:46
15. Lets talk foot pain! Plantar Fasciitis to be exact https://pivotpointequine.com/do-your-feet-hurt-we-visit-with-scott-west-about-how-he-got-rid-of-his-plantar-fasciitis/ Thu, 03 Sep 2020 20:27:52 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1619 This week we talk to Scott West, who has had some great outcomes getting over his foot pain and plantar fasciitis. We give you some practical tips to help your pain. This week we talk to Scott West, who has had some great outcomes getting over his foot pain and plantar fasciitis. We give you some practical tips to help your pain.

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This week we talk to Scott West, who has had some great outcomes getting over his foot pain and plantar fasciitis. We give you some practical tips to help your pain. This week we talk to Scott West, who has had some great outcomes getting over his foot pain and plantar fasciitis. We give you some practical tips to help your pain. Pivot Point 16:26
14. Tales from the Rodeo Trail https://pivotpointequine.com/this-episode-covers-the-ups-and-downs-of-the-rodeo-trail/ Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:17:38 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1607 In this episode I am joined by my 12 year old daughter Gracie to recap our busy week of Rodeos and Barrel Races. We discuss her Jr High Rodeos, BBR world finals, WCRA stampede and the E, and much more. In this episode I am joined by my 12 year old daughter Gracie to recap our busy week of Rodeos and Barrel Races. We discuss her Jr High Rodeos, BBR world finals, WCRA stampede and the E, and much more.

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In this episode I am joined by my 12 year old daughter Gracie to recap our busy week of Rodeos and Barrel Races. We discuss her Jr High Rodeos, BBR world finals, WCRA stampede and the E, and much more. In this episode I am joined by my 12 year old daughter Gracie to recap our busy week of Rodeos and Barrel Races. We discuss her Jr High Rodeos, BBR world finals, WCRA stampede and the E, and much more. Pivot Point 29:46
13. Running Series Part 3: Technique https://pivotpointequine.com/running-for-fitness-or-competition-check-this-episode-out-about-technique/ Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:05:32 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1589 Technique is such a big thing if you want to get the best our of your run. You can go further, faster, with less pain with good technique Technique is such a big thing if you want to get the best our of your run. You can go further, faster, with less pain with good technique

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Technique is such a big thing if you want to get the best our of your run. You can go further, faster, with less pain with good technique Technique is such a big thing if you want to get the best our of your run. You can go further, faster, with less pain with good technique Pivot Point 17:19
12. Jarrett Rasmussen: Steer Wrestling Rehab https://pivotpointequine.com/rodeo-steer-wrestling-and-physical-therapy/ Fri, 31 Jul 2020 22:43:26 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1562 This was a ton of fun talking to Jarrett Rasmussen about steer wrestling and his rehab after tearing his ACL, MCL, and LCL. We talk a little Rodeo, Rehab, and a whole lot more. This was a ton of fun talking to Jarrett Rasmussen about steer wrestling and his rehab after tearing his ACL, MCL, and LCL. We talk a little Rodeo, Rehab, and a whole lot more.

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This was a ton of fun talking to Jarrett Rasmussen about steer wrestling and his rehab after tearing his ACL, MCL, and LCL. We talk a little Rodeo, Rehab, and a whole lot more. This was a ton of fun talking to Jarrett Rasmussen about steer wrestling and his rehab after tearing his ACL, MCL, and LCL. We talk a little Rodeo, Rehab, and a whole lot more. Pivot Point 29:47
11. Horse swapping girl talk https://pivotpointequine.com/barrel-racing/ Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:19:50 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1556 This episode is a conversation between Becky and her daughters about the barrel horses they share and how they get the most out of riding together and helping each other with issues. Hopefully you find it entertaining and informative. This episode is a conversation between Becky and her daughters about the barrel horses they share and how they get the most out of riding together and helping each other with issues. Hopefully you find it entertaining and informative.

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This episode is a conversation between Becky and her daughters about the barrel horses they share and how they get the most out of riding together and helping each other with issues. Hopefully you find it entertaining and informative. This episode is a conversation between Becky and her daughters about the barrel horses they share and how they get the most out of riding together and helping each other with issues. Hopefully you find it entertaining and informative. Pivot Point 1 11 Horse Swapping Girl Talk 59:24
10. Part 2 of “Ready to Run” Series – Injury Prevention and Recovery https://pivotpointequine.com/get-ready-to-run/ Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:14:49 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1547 This episode covers common running injuries and ways to prevent them on your way to becoming a healthier athlete to ride your horse to the best of your ability. We talk about stretching, cross training, and strengthening. Our goal is to help you and your horse run "Further, Faster, and With Less Pain!" This episode covers common running injuries and ways to prevent them on your way to becoming a healthier athlete to ride your horse to the best of your ability. We talk about stretching, cross training, and strengthening. Our goal is to help you and your horse run “Further, Faster, and With Less Pain!”

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This episode covers common running injuries and ways to prevent them on your way to becoming a healthier athlete to ride your horse to the best of your ability. We talk about stretching, cross training, and strengthening. This episode covers common running injuries and ways to prevent them on your way to becoming a healthier athlete to ride your horse to the best of your ability. We talk about stretching, cross training, and strengthening. Our goal is to help you and your horse run "Further, Faster, and With Less Pain!" Pivot Point 14:20
9: Are You Ready to Run? https://pivotpointequine.com/ready-to-run/ Thu, 09 Jul 2020 21:20:13 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1538 We want to help you run further, faster, with less pain. Join us in the first of our multi-part series on introduction to running - how to keep running once you start. We want to help you run further, faster, with less pain. Join us in the first of our multi-part series on introduction to running – how to keep running once you start.

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We want to help you run further, faster, with less pain. Join us in the first of our multi-part series on introduction to running - how to keep running once you start. We want to help you run further, faster, with less pain. Join us in the first of our multi-part series on introduction to running - how to keep running once you start. Pivot Point 01 09 Are You Ready to Run? clean 13:58
8: Chiropractors and PTs. Are we allies or enemies? https://pivotpointequine.com/chiropractic-vs-physical-therapy/ Tue, 23 Jun 2020 14:42:03 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1526 In this episode we talk to Marie Ernesti, DC about the benefits of chiropractors and physical therapists working together. Most people think chiropractors and PTs do not get along or are at odds with each other. Marie and Becky share a different side of the debate as they talk about how the two professions can work together to get people feeling better quicker. In this episode we talk to Marie Ernesti, DC about the benefits of chiropractors and physical therapists working together. Most people think chiropractors and PTs do not get along or are at odds with each other. Marie and Becky share a different side of the debate as they talk about how the two professions can work together to get people feeling better quicker.

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In this episode we talk to Marie Ernesti, DC about the benefits of chiropractors and physical therapists working together. Most people think chiropractors and PTs do not get along or are at odds with each other. In this episode we talk to Marie Ernesti, DC about the benefits of chiropractors and physical therapists working together. Most people think chiropractors and PTs do not get along or are at odds with each other. Marie and Becky share a different side of the debate as they talk about how the two professions can work together to get people feeling better quicker. Pivot Point 23:44
7: Hip talk with Dr. Sextro https://pivotpointequine.com/hip-talk/ Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:38:55 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1518 Dr Sextro of Central Nebraska orthopedics talks about a minimally invasive total hip replacement. In the past, this has been a very involved surgery with a high chance to dislocate the new hip if the patient moved wrong. Listen to this episode to see what the new techniques are and how they could help you or someone you love that has wore out their hip. Dr Sextro of Central Nebraska orthopedics talks about a minimally invasive total hip replacement. In the past, this has been a very involved surgery with a high chance to dislocate the new hip if the patient moved wrong. Listen to this episode to see what the new techniques are and how they could help you or someone you love that has wore out their hip.

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Dr Sextro of Central Nebraska orthopedics talks about a minimally invasive total hip replacement. In the past, this has been a very involved surgery with a high chance to dislocate the new hip if the patient moved wrong. Dr Sextro of Central Nebraska orthopedics talks about a minimally invasive total hip replacement. In the past, this has been a very involved surgery with a high chance to dislocate the new hip if the patient moved wrong. Listen to this episode to see what the new techniques are and how they could help you or someone you love that has wore out their hip. Pivot Point 14:22
6: Barrel Racing and Equine PT https://pivotpointequine.com/equine-pt-and-barrel-racing/ Mon, 01 Jun 2020 13:14:13 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1503 In this episode, Becky, Emma and Gracie talk about the physical therapy modalities that they use on their horses and their pre-race routines to keep their horses feeling and working great. In this episode, Becky, Emma and Gracie talk about the physical therapy modalities that they use on their horses and their pre-race routines to keep their horses feeling and working great.

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In this episode, Becky, Emma and Gracie talk about the physical therapy modalities that they use on their horses and their pre-race routines to keep their horses feeling and working great. In this episode, Becky, Emma and Gracie talk about the physical therapy modalities that they use on their horses and their pre-race routines to keep their horses feeling and working great. Pivot Point 35:50
5: Medicare Ins and Outs https://pivotpointequine.com/clear-the-muddy-waters-of-medicare-with-this-educational-talk-with-sheila-kennedy/ Fri, 29 May 2020 18:45:28 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1497 Medicare can be confusing. In this episode, Becky gets the low down on Medicare and the Medicare Advantage plans from Sheila Kennedy from the Area Agency on Aging in Kearney, Nebraska. Medicare can be confusing. In this episode, Becky gets the low down on Medicare and the Medicare Advantage plans from Sheila Kennedy from the Area Agency on Aging in Kearney, Nebraska.

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Medicare can be confusing. In this episode, Becky gets the low down on Medicare and the Medicare Advantage plans from Sheila Kennedy from the Area Agency on Aging in Kearney, Nebraska. Medicare can be confusing. In this episode, Becky gets the low down on Medicare and the Medicare Advantage plans from Sheila Kennedy from the Area Agency on Aging in Kearney, Nebraska. Pivot Point 22:29
4 : Lets talk foot pain with Dr. Wray https://pivotpointequine.com/episode-4-dr-wray/ Thu, 14 May 2020 19:22:14 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1368 Are you having foot pain? Becky talks to Dr Wray, a podiatrist with Great Plains Foot and Ankle Specialists, as he discusses foot and ankle pain and  what can be done for it. Are you having foot pain? Becky talks to Dr Wray, a podiatrist with Great Plains Foot and Ankle Specialists, as he discusses foot and ankle pain and  what can be done for it.

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Are you having foot pain? Becky talks to Dr Wray, a podiatrist with Great Plains Foot and Ankle Specialists, as he discusses foot and ankle pain and  what can be done for it. Are you having foot pain? Becky talks to Dr Wray, a podiatrist with Great Plains Foot and Ankle Specialists, as he discusses foot and ankle pain and  what can be done for it. Pivot Point 4 Dr. Wray Interview clean 18:34
3 : Mental Toughness with Ty Hillman https://pivotpointequine.com/episode-3-ty-hillman/ Thu, 14 May 2020 19:20:56 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1362 Being mentally strong in today's world can be difficult. Ty Hillman talks to Becky about how we can sharpen our mental skills to be at the top of  our game. Being mentally strong in today’s world can be difficult. Ty Hillman talks to Becky about how we can sharpen our mental skills to be at the top of  our game.

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Being mentally strong in today's world can be difficult. Ty Hillman talks to Becky about how we can sharpen our mental skills to be at the top of  our game. Being mentally strong in today's world can be difficult. Ty Hillman talks to Becky about how we can sharpen our mental skills to be at the top of  our game. Pivot Point 3 Ty Hillman Interview 34:19
2 : Joint Pain with Dr. Crockett https://pivotpointequine.com/episode-2-dr-crockett/ Thu, 14 May 2020 19:17:36 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1353 Do you have shoulder or knee pain? Dr. Crockett of New West Sports Medicine discusses joint pain,  physical therapy, and choices that can help your overall joint health. Do you have shoulder or knee pain? Dr. Crockett of New West Sports Medicine discusses joint pain,  physical therapy, and choices that can help your overall joint health.

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Do you have shoulder or knee pain? Dr. Crockett of New West Sports Medicine discusses joint pain,  physical therapy, and choices that can help your overall joint health. Do you have shoulder or knee pain? Dr. Crockett of New West Sports Medicine discusses joint pain,  physical therapy, and choices that can help your overall joint health. Pivot Point 2 Dr. Crockett Interview clean 14:11
1 : Pivot Point Podcast Introduction https://pivotpointequine.com/episode-1-pivot-point-podcast-introduction/ Thu, 14 May 2020 19:11:37 +0000 https://pivotpointequine.com/?p=1347 An introduction to the Pivot Point podcast. Becky sits down with her daughters to give a little insight into what is to come. There will be health and wellness tips and topics, as well as discussion about horses, kids and everything in between. An introduction to the Pivot Point podcast. Becky sits down with her daughters to give a little insight into what is to come. There will be health and wellness tips and topics, as well as discussion about horses, kids and everything in between.

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An introduction to the Pivot Point podcast. Becky sits down with her daughters to give a little insight into what is to come. There will be health and wellness tips and topics, as well as discussion about horses, kids and everything in between. An introduction to the Pivot Point podcast. Pivot Point 1 Pivot Point Podcast Introduction clean 32:09