If you would you like to improve your relationship with your horse and offer them some simple yet effective manual therapy techniques to help keep them feeling their best, then this course is designed for you!
Why 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 solid 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.
We’d love to invite you to join Equine Therapist, Equine Cranial Therapist, and RMT Elisse Miki, and teaching assistant Katey Campbell of KC Equine Wellness, a Masterson Method Certified Practitioner, to a four-day immersion into manual therapy for horses. Elisse brings a variety education and experience to her teaching which means you get to learn techniques that stem from massage, craniosacral, osteopathy, and kinesiology all in one course.
In this 4-day course, we will be exploring various manual techniques such as massage, myofascial release, joint play, neuromuscular release, as well as various motor control exercises that will support your work. The course includes an online learning platform where you will be taught theory of anatomy, physiology, assessment, treatment techniques, and homecare exercises designed to support the manual therapy techniques. Additionally, you will be guided through how to best manage the most common soft tissue injuries such as strains, sprains, and tendinopathies including timelines for healing of each pathology.
Who Can Register
This course is open to all horse owners. No previous experience necessary but a sincere desire to improve the life of your horse is required! Course manuals ($50 value) will be provided as well as snacks and refreshments.
What If I Can't Travel
The online portion of this course is also offered as a stand alone online course. To register for the online course only CLICK HERE.
Covered In Course
History and understanding of the development of massage/manual therapy
Basic equine anatomy and physiology (muscles, bones, joints, fascia, nerves, blood, tendons, ligaments)
Basic biomechanics and gait assessment
Palpation of major muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments
Myofascial release techniques
Joint mobility techniques
In session and post treatment integrations for sustaining results
Treatment of common equine issues (head shaking, altered gait, anxiety, difficulty picking up leads, saddling issues, asymmetrical bending)
Treatment and management of common equine soft tissue injuries (sprains, strains, tendinopathies)
Maximum of 8 participants per course to ensure ample horse time and one-on-one instruction.
Minimum 4 participants to run LIVE course.
4 full days of hands-on learning
Course manual and techniques manual ($50 value)
One-year access to online learning platform which includes 80+ lessons and all theory covered in course ($350 value)
One-year access to exclusive video content of techniques demonstrations
Bonus techniques (not included in the online only option)
Membership in private FB group providing you continued support
Complimentary coffee, tea, and snacks
Course Dates 2021
Reg Price of LIVE & Online Bundle $899 (incl gst), Online only option $350 (incl gst)
Early Bird $799 (incl gst) early bird ends one month prior to each LIVE clinic date)
*Pre-requisite coursework from the online platform must be completed before the live practical portion. It is recommended to give yourself at least 4 weeks to work through the online material. Registration closes 7 days before the start of each course.
Covid-19 Pre-Screening Questionnaires will be sent out 48hr prior to your workshop and must be completed in order to attend.
See our Covid-19 Procedures for all weekend workshops.