EQ1110E: Equine Myofascial Felease Level II

Instructor Ruth Mitchell Golladay, EEBW, PT, and owner of the Equine Therapeutic Center in Virginia, leads this dynamic three-day course.

This course is designed for students who have participated in the EQ1100 Equine Myofascial release course. Ruth will expand on the MFR techniques and will present exercises to address the body’s dysfunction enabling better recovery. There will be loads of problem solving with various labs and lots of discussion. Each participant is asked to share one case study using Equine Myofascial Release Techniques (this is not required if students are taking the two MFR classes back to back). Documentation including initial exam, sessions completed and outcome will be needed. Any visuals are welcome; please check with the office at least 3 weeks in advance if you require equipment which we need to have on hand for your presentation. Ruth will direct class discussion over each case study.

For this course your instructor Ruth Mitchell Golladay states that the course is very different from the Equine MFR I course. In the MFR I course where emphasis is placed on the use of the right brain for listening to the body and using intuition, in the MFR II course students will be using the left brain to investigate the possible causes of certain restrictions. Additionally the course will cover specific rehabilitation situations.

In an effort to enhance the seminar students are requested to bring the following to class (not required if students are doing the 2 MFR classes back to back) :

  • A list of common or consistent problems/restrictions you have encountered while performing MFR in the pelvis/hind end
  • A list of common or consistent problems/restrictions you have encountered while performing MFR in the neck/shoulder/front end
  • A list of rehabilitation challenges you have faced

OUTLINE OF COURSE:
Theory

  • Myofascial/osseous and related structures – review
  • The body’s response and adaptation to injury and dysfunction
  • Presentation and discussion of existing case studies

Myofascial Release Techniques

  • Advanced MFR techniques
  • Advanced myofascial stretching
  • Additional therapeutic exercise targeted for specific injury
  • Exercise for strength training

Course Duration: students attend class daily for three consecutive days from 8am to 5pm.

Prerequisites: Please Note!
Participation in the EQ1100 Equine Myofascial Release Level One course. Externships do not have to be completed from the level one course, but student should be comfortable with the material covered in the EQ1100 course.

Required Text:
Facilitated Healing Through Myofascial Release: Putting the Pieces Together for Horse and Rider by Ruth Mitchell Golladay

Suggested Reading :
Any good anatomy book
The Horse in Motion: The Anatomy and Physiology of Equine Locomotion by Pilliner, Elmhurst and Davies

This course is required for the Equinology Specialized Equine Body Worker® Myofascial Release Series (ESEBWmfr). Students must be certified EEBW to attain the ESEBWmfr certifications. However, students of all levels are invited to take this course as long as they meet the prerequisites listed above.