Equinology®: Advanced Equine Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilization and Clinical Reasoning: EQ103SA
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- Duration: 5 Days
- Category: Equine
- Externship: No
- Venue: HEA Farm
- Language: English
- Course Capacity: 14
- Prerequisites: Yes
- Skill Level: advanced
- Start Course: 06-11-2018
Take your equine bodywork to the next level. There are so many tools to go into your toolbox; you’ll never stop adding to it once you start this journey. Learn different approaches to assessment and addressing soft tissue restrictions using advanced equine bodywork/soft tissue mobilization (STM) techniques, including advanced sports massage, stretching, spinal mobilization, range of motion restoration exercises and muscle activation techniques.
VENUE: Hemel en Aarde Farm, Hermanus, WC
INSTRUCTORS: Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW & Dr Nicole Rombach, PhD
This 5-day, 50-hour course (115+ total hours with required externship) is designed for students who have successfully completed the Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Course or a comparable equine sports massage program with a strong anatomy background* of 300+ hours.
Students attend class for five consecutive days from 8 am to 5 pm daily, and have an additional two hours of evening studies. Thirty minutes are allowed for lunch.
• Advanced STM, muscle activation, origin-to-insertion and muscle release techniques
• Introduction to spinal mobilization
• Advanced range of motion restoration exercises and stretching for the thoracic and pelvic limbs
• Following on from EEBW certification course: anatomy of additional muscles and bony landmarks
• New precise points for advanced sports massage and equine body work techniques
• Advanced STM technique: using the tennis ball
• Advanced cross fibre massage techniques
• Advanced techniques to address the temporomandibular joint
• Advanced technique: sinus drain
• Isolating and addressing the thoracic and pelvic limb muscles with advanced techniques
• Advanced techniques to address the paraspinal musculature
• Addressing the broad sacral tuberous ligament in combination with paraspinal and gluteal muscles
• Introduction to myofascial release techniques
• Introduction to core muscle activation techniques and stabilization exercises
• Review: gait evaluation
• Case study discussions
• Anatomy practical: muscle and point label session
• Clinical Reasoning Practical: Assessment, Discussion, Application of New Techniques, Re-evaluation.
Course cost: Includes EQ103 Workbook, supplies and handouts.
This course is required for completion of the Equinology Equine Body Worker® Level II certification. For continuation to the progressive certification levels, this course is also required for the MEEBW certification
Prerequisite: Completion of EEBW Certification course (EQ100, 101 or 102). It is not necessary for the EEBW student to have completed the EEBW certification externship prior to attending this course.
*Alternatively, students must have successfully completed an equine sports massage program with hours and content comparable to the Equinology Equine Body Worker certification course, covering the major muscles and points. Students coming in from other programs must challenge the EEBW Certification Course prior to registering for the EQ103 course. There is an administrative fee of $100.00 for this challenge, which covers the review of a submitted video of a sports massage, stretching and soft tissue release session. Students are required to demonstrate the ability to identify at least 75% of the muscles used in the EEBW certification course. Contact us for a list of these muscles.
Participants should already have good horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working around horses before attending this course. You must also have a thorough understanding of equine safety.
Required Reading: Review of the EEBW EQ100 Certification course manual.
Suggested Reading: As for the EEBW EQ100 Certification course.