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Course Overview

The Advanced Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation (Chiropractic) course is a hybrid course and is 20 hours in total.
In the 14 hours of lectures and 6 hours of wet labs instructors teach advanced adjusting techniques.
Students will refine their skills, get more from their physical exams and learn new adjusting techniques. The course is open to veterinarians who are graduates of any veterinary spinal manipulation or chiropractic course. 

Course Objectives

  • Refine your techniquesWe learn proper technique but somehow over time we pick up bad habits without even realizing it. This is your chance to leave those injury inducing bad habits behind.
  • Learn new techniques for adjusting: There is not a single method that is effective on all horses. Learn new techniques for everyday situations and for those “one of a kind” cases
  • Finding uncontrolled joint movement and its causeUncontrolled joint movement leads to pain and compensations. The cause is usually a restriction in another area. For example, low back pain during forward bending in humans is often due to a lack of hip flexibility. Learn how to find both the uncontrolled movement and the underlying restriction.
  • Use muscle development to spot changes in biomechanics before injuryHorses are great at compensating. They can change their muscle recruitment pattern without a noticeable change in gait. Learn to see the changes in muscle development before compensations lead to lameness

Major Topics

Some of the main topics that this course covers include:


Advanced adjusting techniques

The keys to connection

Fascial therapy

Movement assessment

Online lectures

Dynamic stability – control of athletic performance

Uncontrolled movement

Development with training- what’s good and what’s not

What’s new in the world of VMM

Dealing with trigger points