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FIT TO COMPETE

For Equestrians, by an Equestrian

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About

Adrienne Schmitke, RMT, CEMT, BAH

Adrienne has been riding horses since 1999. Along with her parents, she runs a successful boarding operation turned sport horse breeding farm in Southeastern Ontario.

She competed in jumpers on the Ontario and Quebec 'A' Gold circuit and breaks and trains most of her homebred warmbloods. 

She has trained with Olympians in all 3 Olympic disciplines, and operates her farm under the philosophy of "horse before human".


Adrienne completed her Bachelor's degree at Queen's University in Health Studies. 

After a freak accident with one of her horses, shattering her foot, Adrienne realized the need for equestrian-specific manual therapy. She realized it was difficult to explain the physical stressors of the sport to those who did not even believe riding was a sport! This realization lead her to complete her Registered Massage Therapy training in Toronto, Ontario. 

Adrienne focuses her practice on getting to the 'why' of dysfunction and alleviating compensatory patterns that are often caused by previous injury. She uses fascial release techniques, soft tissue release therapy, and cupping therapy to decrease adhesions and increase one's range of motion.


When she is not working on patients, Adrienne is riding or competing her homebred horses, walking her two dogs, reading a good book, or enjoying sushi in good company.


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Equestrian Specific Sports Therapy

Are you tired of having to explain your sport to professionals, and how exactly you hurt yourself? 

Fit to Compete is designed for Equestrians, and treatments are given by an Equestrian!