EQ1110E: Equine Myofascial Release Level II
Instructor Ruth Mitchell Golladay, PT, EEBW, and owner of the Equine Therapeutic Center in Virginia, leads this dynamic three-day course!
This Level II course is designed for students who have participated in the EQ1100/Equine Myofascial Release Level I course. Ruth will expand on the MFR techniques, and will present exercises to address the body’s dysfunction to enable an optimal recovery.
Each participant is asked to share one case study using equine Myofascial Release techniques (this is not required if students are taking MFR Equine Level I and Level II classes back to back).
Documentation must include the initial exam, MFR sessions completed, and case outcome. Ruth will direct class discussion over each case study.
The equine MFR Level II course is very different from the Level I course. In the MFR Level I course, emphasis is placed on the use of the right brain for listening to the body and using intuition. In MFR Level II, students will be using the left brain to investigate the possible causes of certain restrictions. This course also covers various rehabilitation scenarios.
In an effort to enhance the course, students are requested to bring the following to class (not required if students are taking Level I and Level II courses back to back):
A list of common or consistent problems/restrictions that you have encountered whilst performing MFR in the pelvis/hind end
A list of common or consistent problems/restrictions that you have encountered whilst performing MFR in the neck/shoulder/front end
A list of rehabilitation challenges you may have faced
- Myofascial/osseous and related structures – review
- The body’s response and adaptation to injury and dysfunction
- Presentation and discussion of existing case studies
- Advanced MFR techniques
- Advanced myofascial stretching
- Additional therapeutic exercise targeted for specific injury
- Exercise for strength training
Completion of EQ1100/equine Myofascial Release Level I. Externships do not have to be completed, but participants should be comfortable with the material covered in the EQ1100 course.
‘Facilitated Healing Through Myofascial Release: Putting the Pieces Together for Horse and Rider’ by Ruth Mitchell Golladay
This course is required for the Equinology Specialized Equine Body Worker® Myofascial Release Series (ESEBWmfr). Students must be certified as an EEBW to attain the ESEBWmfr certification.
NOTE: MFR Equine Level I can be taken back-to-back with MFR Equine Level II