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MANUAL THERAPY FOR HORSE OWNERS 1
LIVE CLINIC 

Now Includes Online Course Too!

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.

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. The course includes registration in online course ($99 value), a course manual ($25 value) and complimentary snacks and refreshments. 

We’d love to invite you to join Equine Therapist, Equine Cranial Therapist, and RMT Elisse Miki, to a two-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.

 

NEW!

Now including full online course ($99 value) of all content to work through in advance at your own pace. Complete theory and technique videos, webinars, PDFs, guest lectures, and more!

Basic Tools

Learn the specific skills required to work with your horse and relieve the most common tension areas.

For Anyone

No prior knowledge of anatomy required but physical ability to pick up each of the four feet of the horse required.

Takeaways

You will leave with the knowledge of how to do a basic physical assessment and release common problem areas.

Benefits

You will build a deeper connection with your horse and have the skills to maintain general health and mobility.

What's Covered in Live Clinic

DAY 1

9am - 5 pm

  • Anatomy and theory

  • Calming signals vs. bracing responses 

  • Horse communication and learning how to utilize feedback to direct your treatment

  • Major bones and muscle groups

  • Basic forelimb and hindlimb joint mechanics

  • Palpation and learning to know the difference between normal vs abnormal

Techniques

  • Massage and myofascial release

  • Participants are taught through demonstration of each how to apply these techniques to the neck and shoulders (front end) hips and lower back (hind end)

  • 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

  • Understanding the role of the diaphragm including breathing assessment and treatment

  • Basic assessment and gait evaluation, what to look for in your horse’s movement and how to know what is normal versus dysfunctional 

  • Prioritizing problem areas and understanding what to work on first if your horse has discomfort

Techniques

  • Joint mobility, passive range of motion, stretches, integration, and motor control

  • Participants are taught through demonstration of each how to apply these techniques to most common muscles and joints in the front and hind limbs 

  • 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; review of gait assessment and treatment demonstration followed by reassessment and discussion

Maximum of 8-10 participants per course to ensure ample horse time, one-on-one instruction.

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 2022

Cost $450 (plus GST)

 

Participants will gain full access to the online course immediately upon registration and are recommended to give themselves 1-2 months prior to attendance to work through the online content. All of the theory webinars and technique videos are included and downloadable for one year! 

Payment in full is due at least 14 days prior to your workshop. Click your chosen date below to register. If you are unable to pay the full fee, payment plans are available, enquire directly to elisse@equilibriatherapeutics.com

* 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 online course ($99) 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. 

Apr 30-May 1

9am - 5pm

Equilibria Therapeutics

Langley, BC

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

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