NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine Level I


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Course Features

  • Duration: 2
  • Category:
  • Externship: No
  • Venue: HEA Farm
  • Language: English
  • Course Capacity: 14
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Skill Level: advanced
  • Start Course: 31-10-2018

More Information

Coming in 2020
Next course details are to be confirmed. We are scheduling for 2020 and dates and price will be announced and updated ASAP. In the meantime please register for info and specify which course you want to know about to get news first.

EquiCanis Africa is very proud to be hosting this ground breaking course for the first time in Africa on behalf of NeuroKintetic Therapy®. Please note that all queries, registrations and payments should be addressed via http://neurokinetictherapy.com/
Sharpen your equine therapy sessions with this game-changing technique – learn to identify synergistic relationships between neurologically strong and weak muscles, through indicator testing.

31st October-1st November 2018
Take this course!

VENUE: Hemel en Aarde Farm, Hermanus, WC
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Nicole Rombach APM, MEEBW, CCBW, MSc., PhD
PRICE: US$550 for early bird paid by 30th September 2018 then US$650 for regular registration

When synergy of motor control is not functionally effective, the system becomes unstable, either globally (eg. in general core/movement dysfunction) or very specifically, for example, in joint dysfunction.
Students learn to recognise patterns of dysfunction, and how to address these through a combination of manual release and static and dynamic re-activation techniques, to create optimal brain-body connections.

Discover why NKT® system is the missing link in your treatment protocol.
‘NKT is not a specific therapy technique, but an unmissable evaluative tool to make bodywork and treatments more specific in relation to brain function/motor control. Essentially NKT is a concept of testing of motor control function. Movement/function is restored using any of the soft-tissue/joint mobilisation/stretching/ROM/activation techniques in a specific sequence. So, physical therapy and wellness practitioners will be able to use their specific techniques once the NKT evaluation has been completed. The activation techniques (key in restoring motor control) are not used often enough – if at all – so this will be totally new to most students. Simple releasing is not sufficient in restoring motor movement patterns, so this is an essential component of the NKT class.’ Dr. Nicole Rombach – Course Lecturer.

A synopsis of the concept and benefits of the NKT animal courses was recently published in The Horse : Here
The inaugural course was attended by veterinarians, bodyworkers, chiropractors and equine manual therapists, and had rave reviews on how it changed the practitioners’ approach to their work!

The class is open to any practitioner who is certified/licensed to work with animals. It is not open to owners, trainers, or riders. Unless the participants are veterinarians or Certified Equinology students, they need to take the online EQ50 anatomy course.

Course Overview

Day 1:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion of the Theory of NeuroKinetic Therapy
– Understanding how MCC coordinates and controls body movements
– How to assess muscle imbalances (human demonstration)
– How NKT can be used in assessment of muscle function in the horse – the principles of Indicator Testing
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of muscle testing for the core and thoracolumbar spine (rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, thoracolumbar fascia/epaxial paraspinal musculature)
– Learning and practicing Directional Testing
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of lumbopelvic assessment and muscle testing (gluteals, adductors, abductors, adductors)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in the quadriceps, hamstring, stifle and hock regions
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Review of day 1 material, including practical portion
Day 2:
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of testing in deltoids, trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus and pectoral group
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
11:00 am – 12:00pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in biceps, triceps and antebrachium muscle groups
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing for neck muscles (brachiocephalicus, splenius, extensor and flexor groups)
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Review of techniques of testing across the entire horse
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

The class is open to any practitioner who is certified/licensed to work with animals. It is not open to owners, trainers, or riders. Unless the participants are veterinarians or Certified Equinology students, they need to take the online EQ50 anatomy course.

This is the EQ50 Equinology® Equine Anatomy Pre-course Distance Study, and this course is not included in the cost of the NKT® Equine course. The cost is $95.00 and should be a review for experienced practitioners. For more info click here.

Students will need to send proof of registration (screenshot of confirmation etc) to the NKT office.

There is no current reading for the NKT® Animal classes, it really is that new! There is a useful video though to explain the concept in humans, which will transcribe into adapted use for animals.
Click here to watch video.
Dr Nicole is working on putting together a similar introduction video for the animal work. We will put more details on the @equicanisafrica FB page as we get them.

If you are interested in learning more about NeroKinetic Therapy for us two-legged folk, in preparation for the course, then here’s some ideas for you.

Take the NKT® Online Anatomy and Kinesiology Course and Test. http://learn.neurokinetictherapy.com

• “NeuroKinetic Therapy”, book by David Weinstock

• “Movement” by Gray Cook

• “Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance” by Phillip Page

• “Anatomy Trains” by Tom Myers

• “Fascial Manipulation for Musculoskeletal Pain” by Luigi Stecco

Pain in the Neck
Download Free Resource
Click here to download our free PDF. Try it out and see the benefits for yourself (and your horse). If you want to learn more have a look at our range of Courses in September and October 2017, presented by Equinology Founder and President Debranne Pattillo.
APM, MEEBW, CCBW, MSC., PHD
DR Nicole Rombach