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HORSE OWNERS WEEKEND WORKSHOP 1
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.

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.

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.

This course is open to all horse owners. Course manuals ($25 value) will be provided as well as snacks and refreshments. 

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 the Workshop

Techniques

  • Massage, myofascial release, and joint mobility

  • 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 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

  • Counterstrain, bowing and torqueing, passive range of motion

  • Participants are taught through demonstration of each how to apply these techniques to most common muscles, tendons, ligaments, 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

DAY 2

9am - 5 pm

  • Review and questions from day before

  • Understanding the difference between tendons and ligaments and why we treat these very differently

  • Basic movement 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

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. 

Apr 17-18

9am - 5pm

Equilibria Therapeutics

Langley, BC

May 15-16

9am - 5pm

Equilibria Therapeutics

Langley, BC

July 3-4

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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