EQ108E: Equine Spinal Dysfunction: Motor Control and Functional Mobilisation/Core Strengthening Techniques

Dr. Nicole Rombach, MEEBW, MSc., PhD presents this 3-day course for licensed equine health care professionals

eq108  Theory:

  •   Biomechanics: evidence-based concepts of mechanoreception, nociception and joint mobilization/range of motion (ROM) in   function/dysfunction of the equine spinal column
  •  Neuromotor control: evidence-based concepts of motor control in dynamic functional stability
  • Evidence-based concepts of muscle activation and proprioceptive facilitation: rehabilitation versus conditioning/training

 

 

Practical:

Joint mobilization and ROM techniques for the spinal column (cervical and cervicothoracic region, thoracic and thoracolumbar region, lumbopelvic region, sacral/coccygeal region)

  • Static/dynamic motion assessment with an emphasis on evaluation of muscular (a)symmetry
  • Clinical reasoning based on findings from static and dynamic evaluationseq180b
  • Muscular facilitation techniques/methods for proprioceptive activation
  • Core strength activation/facilitation techniques

 REQUIRED READING

Review of musculoskeletal anatomy

Review of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system

PREREQUISITES:

Participants must belong to one of the professions listed below. Individuals not included in this list must first be approved by the Course Sponsors after a review of their credentials and academic qualifications. Contact office@equinenergy.com for further information.

Participants must have a professional qualification specific to the equine health care field. They must understand functional anatomy with regard to the musculoskeletal system and be able to palpate and identify surface anatomy. Participants must have confident horse handling skills, understand equine behaviour and be comfortable working around different equine personalities and dispositions. Participants must have worked professionally and full-time with horses for at least 2 years.

ELIGIBILITY FOR COURSE ATTENDANCE:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration.  In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. 

Physical Therapist: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.  

Doctor of Chiropractic: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. 

Doctor of Osteopathy: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. 

Massage Therapist:
Equinology Equine Body Worker graduates:

To register for the EQ108, students must have attended the Equinology EQ103 Advanced Equine Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilisation and Clinical Reasoning course and must have successfully completed the course externship.  Participants must have at one year of experience after the completion of the EEBW certification. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. 

Equine sports massage program graduates:

Proof of certification from a 300+hour recognized equine sports massage course (no online certification courses). The programme must be based on classroom participation and case studies, and formal testing after the onsite course. To register for EQ108 , students must have attended the Equinology EQ103 Advanced Equine Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilisation and Clinical Reasoning course and must have successfully completed the course externship. Participants must have at one year of experience after the completion of their sports massage certification programme. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. 

Participants must verify state or national veterinary regulations to confirm whether the techniques taught in this course can be carried out by non-veterinarians.

Veterinary Technicians and Physical Therapy Assistants: To register for EQ108 , students must have attended the Equinology EQ103 Advanced Equine Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilisation and Clinical Reasoning course and must have successfully completed the course externship. Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. 

Participants must have at least two years of experience and practice after completing their certification, in a professional setting with an equine veterinarian.

One letter of recommendation is required from the employing veterinarian or employing licensed physical therapist. This letter must include a statement describing the participant’s duties as an equine veterinary technician or PT assistant.

A second letter of recommendation from an equine veterinarian is required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.  Participants must verify state or national veterinary regulations to confirm whether the techniques taught in this course can be carried out by non-veterinarians.

Veterinary Medicine students in their final year of study: To register for EQ108, students must have attended the Equinology EQ103 Advanced Equine Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilisation and Clinical Reasoning course and must have successfully completed the course externship. Two (2) letters of recommendation from veterinarians, professors or university faculty are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.