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HORSE OWNERS WEEKEND WORKSHOP 2
LIVE COURSE 

Elisse Miki

Instructor

Elisse is an Equine Therapist, Certified Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator and the Owner of Equilibria Therapeutics. Elisse also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology, a Registered Massage Therapy Licence, and multiple Certifications in Equine Therapies. She continues to gain knowledge in her field as she is currently completing her Equine Osteopathy Diploma and Human Osteopathy diploma.

Furthering Your Knowledge

 

In this 2-day course, we will be building on concepts and techniques learned in the first workshop and exploring the relationship between the nervous system and cardiovascular system with the various soft tissues already covered. Manual techniques for neuromuscular facilitation, visceral release, and the sacroiliac joints will be taught. The course includes a course manual ($25 value) and complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Registration fee also includes full access to the online course Manual Therapy for Horse Owners ($350 value) in addition to the LIVE workshop so you can continue your learning working through 80+ online modules as well!

  

Pre-requisite: Horse Owners Weekend Workshop 1

The Value of Manual Therapy

 

​Manual therapy is an effective treatment modality aimed at improving circulation, soft tissue tone, joint range of motion, neurological function, digestion, and even proprioception. By learning a basic anatomical foundation alongside specific manual techniques, you will be able to help your horse recover from training more efficiently, rehabilitate through injury, and maintain mobility well into their later years. This two-day workshop is for any horse owner, trainer, or handler who has already taken Horse Owners Weekend Workshop 1. 

What's Covered in the Workshop

DAY 1

9am - 5 pm

  • Review and questions from prior workshop

  • Nervous system anatomy and physiology

  • Cardiovascular system anatomy and physiology

  • Major landmarks for palpating nerve exit points and organs related to the cardio system

  • Understanding how to assess the cardiovascular system of your horse

Techniques

  • Myofascial release (visceral) and neuromuscular facilitation

  • Participants are taught through demonstration of each how to apply these techniques 

  • Practice time with individual hands-on help from the Instructor (s)

  • Regroup and review to answer questions and discuss results and feedback from horse

DAY 2

9am - 5 pm

  • Review and questions from day before

  • Sacroiliac joint anatomy and physiology

  • Basic SI joint assessment, palpation, and gait evaluation, what to look for in your horse’s movement and how to differentiate hip from sacroiliac joint restrictions

Techniques

  • Sacroiliac decompression, Sacral float, passive range of motion for the sacroiliac joint

  • Participants are taught through demonstration of each how to apply these techniques 

  • Practice time with individual hands-on help from the Instructor (s)

  • Regroup and review to answer questions and discuss results and feedback from horse

  • Putting it all together; homecare and integration exercises for nervous system, cardiovascular system and sacroiliac joint health

Maximum of 8 participants per course to ensure ample horse time, one-on-one instruction, and ability to adhere to Covid-19 protocols. 

Minimum 4 participants required to run the workshop. If minimum number is not met, already registered participants will be contacted individually to be offered a seat in a future workshop or a refund will be issued.

Workshop Dates 2021

Cost $375 (plus GST)

 

Payment in full is due at least 14 days prior to your workshop. An invoice will be sent to you upon registration. Payments accepted include Visa, Mastercard, e-transfer, or mailed cheque. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space and can be e-transferred to elisse@equilibriatherapeutics.com or paid by mailed cheque. 

* In the event that you are unable to attend due to Covid-19 you will have the option to transfer your registration to another workshop date for up to two years. For any other cancellations made up to 14 days in advance of workshop date, the value of the deposit ($50) will be retained but all other funds paid will be reimbursed. 

* In the event of course cancellation due to Covid-19 please note that all funds paid will be reimbursed. 

June 5-6

9am - 5pm

Equilibria Therapeutics

Langley, BC

Sept 18-19

9am - 5pm

Equilibria Therapeutics

Langley, BC

Covid-19 Pre-Screening Questionnaires will be sent out 48 hours prior to your workshop and must be completed in order to attend. See our Covid-19 Procedures here. 

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