Canine Myofascial Release Techniques Level I: CN3040SA


Course Features

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Category:
  • Externship: Yes
  • Venue: HEA Farm
  • Language: English
  • Course Capacity: 12
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Start Course: 04-04-2019

More Information

Myofascial Release (MFR) has long been an effective treatment modality for humans, and more recently it has become a frequent choice when caring for horses. Fortunately, the canine population too is now beginning to benefit from this potent therapy.

This four-day course introduces the participant to the science of MFR, myofascial evaluation of the dog, and techniques to reduce dysfunctions. As usual in the Equinology & Caninology courses, there will be plenty of hands on portions with the dogs enabling you to apply the technique with confidence. Those already certified in Canine Sports Massage or other canine modalities will find this dynamic modality fits in well with their work adding a new dimension. You’ll discover wonderful results with the techniques integrating into your existing routine. Those participants just starting out will find it an easy approach for understanding and applying the work.

Venue: The Hemel en Aarde Farm, Hermanus

Price: R 14, 950.00 per person

We are privileged that this course will be presented by Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, owner of the Equine Therapeutic Center in Virginia.

In this 4 day course, Ruth will lead participants through the theory, concepts and application of MFR.

Course duration: Students attend class daily from 8am to 5pm and have additional 3 hours of evening studies. There is an hour break for lunch. This is an intense course; please plan to attend for all four days.

Our instructors are constantly allowing their courses to evolve with their ever increasing knowledge. Like many of our instructors, they too continue their education and enhance their practices by attending conferences, events, courses and workshops.

Following the course, students will immediately be able to produce positive structural changes whether the problem is an acute or long standing dysfunction with this full body approach.

Course Overview


  • myofascial/osseous and related structures
  • biomechanics
  • conformation and definition of common canine injuries
  • handling and safety
  • body mechanics for application

Myofascial Release Techniques

  • physical evaluations
  • gait analysis
  • lower extremities
  • lumbar/pelvic region
  • anterior & posterior thoracic region
  • cervical spine
  • atlas and axis

Additional Practicals

  • myofascial osseous release
  • myofascial stretching
  • therapeutic exercise

A working knowledge of veterinary vocabulary, anatomy and dog handling skills. For those wanting to learn or just brush up on their knowledge our Online Canine Anatomy and Behaviour Distance Study course can be found at: CN3005: Canine Anatomy and Behaviour Pre-Course Online Course.

Although not a formal prerequisite: We recommend participants be comfortable handling and working around horses or dogs as appropriate, can pick up the limbs and are aware of the safety of yourself, those around you and the animal you are working with.

Students should obtain a copy of: Dog Anatomy: A Pictorial Approach to Canine Structure by Peter C. Goody as this text will be used in class. It is available at most online bookstores.

Also recommended is
the Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy: The Dog & Cat (Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy) by Stanley H. Done, et al.

Download Free Resource
Myofascial Release is the buzz word in both the Equine and increasingly Canine Body Work field. Would you like to learn a few simple techniques? Here is a new PDF from World Renowned Leader in this field and Equinology Instructor Ruth Mitchell Golladay. If you want to learn more have a look at our range of Canine and Equine Courses in April 2018, presented by Ruth.
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