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Session 1 Online 27 hours

The Substrates & Rehab Tools:

  • Welcome and Course Overview
  • Muscle Function 
  • Muscle Architecture 
  • Muscle Length and Balance
  • Tendon Architecture and Pathology 
  • Tendon Response to Injury
  • Tendon Healing,Treatment, and Rehab 
  • Joint Architecture and Pathology
  • Bone Basics
  • Bone Growth and Repair
  • Normal Movement 
  • Habitual Gait Patterns 
  • Equine Conditioning
  • Equine Strength and Proprioceptive Training
  • Intro to Equine Rehabilitation
  • Laser 
  • Vibration Plate
  • Hyperbaric 
  • PEMF
  • Cases
  • Static and Dynamic Exam 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Spinal Manipulation 

Session 2 On-site 30 Hours

Physiology, Monitoring, Training & Tools:

  • Pre-habilitation
  • Exercise Tools
  • Exercise Post-Injury
  • Fascia Anatomy
  • Fascia and Patholgy
  • Trigger Points
  • Fascial Therapy
  • Cardiac Architecture and Function
  • Cardiology
  • Monitoring During Training
  • Conditioning the Athlete
  • Principles of Athletic Adaptation and Respiratory
  • Muscle and Metabolism
  • Cardiovascular and Thermoregulation
  • Bone, Joint, and Tendon

Wet Labs:

  • Laser
  • Static and Dynamic Exam
  • Exercise Tools
  • Yoga
  • Trigger Points
  • Acupuncture
  • Cases
  • Cardiology
  • Anatomy
  • Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation 

Session 3 Online 27 Hours

Movement Assessment & Injury, Rehab Tools:

  • Underwater Therapies
  • Heart and Respiratory Response to Exercise
  • Pain
  • Sequale of Pain
  • Injury, Inflammation, and NSAIDS
  • Etiology of Injury
  • Cryotherapy
  • Heat Therapy
  • Myofascial Lines
  • Biomechanics/Dynamic Stability
  • Business: Branding, Marketing, and Social Media
  • Intro to Tui-na
  • Cervical Dysfunction
  • Thoracolumbar Function and Dysfunction
  • The Middle Compartment
  • Nutrition for the Equine Athlete
  • Body Condition Scoring
  • Building Blocks
  • Counteracting Confinement/Deconditioning
  • Raising an Athletic Foal
  • Young Horse in Training

Session 4 On-site 26 Hours + Exams

Rehab Process & Tools:

  • Ultrasound Tissue Characterization
  • Review
  • Neuropathies
  • Equine Hoof Radiology
  • Using Mechanics to Address Imbalance and Distortion
  • Therapeutics and Their Legality 
  • The Business of Rehab
  • Gaining Client Compliance
  • The Role of Physical Therapists in Equine Rehabilitation
  • Integrating Rehabilitation into Practice

Wet Labs:

  • Anatomy Trains
  • Saddle Fit
  • Hoof Balance
  • Anatomy Dissection

Written Exam*

*All exams are conducted in English only

Syllabus and Instructors are subject to change