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Joint Mobilisations and Musculoskeletal Testing

2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists

with Gillian Higgins

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th September 2023

Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, LE14 3LW


'If you don't use it you lose it!' 

Active and passive joint movement is key to maintaining range of movement and joint health.

Because muscles move joints by pulling on tendons, it is important to understand the anatomically normal range of movement before we can recognise an impaired range of movement.

In this course, we will examine how to assess subtle changes and recognise abnormalities in soft tissues and joints.

We can then follow a course of musculoskeletal testing before performing appropriate mobilisation techniques.

Course Trailer

This course is ideal for qualified therapists from all disciplines wishing to revise mobilisation techniques or explore new ones to add to their toolbox.

It is a mix of theory, practical demonstrations and small group hands-on practical sessions.

It also provides the opportunity to network, share information and discuss interesting or challenging cases with other practitioners in a relaxed and supportive environment.

This course is a useful sequel to the Interactive Applied Anatomy Course

If you would like to read another therapists review of the day check out this blog article.

Key Points

During this course, Gillian will systematically examine joint anatomy, mobility and range of movement, assess flexibility versus stability, consider how practitioners can best protect their own musculoskeletal system and demonstrate a variety of advanced techniques to include:-

  • Passive and active joint mobilisations

  • Translations

  • The use of reflexes

  • Passive and active stretches

  • Rhythmic over pressure techniques

  • Stability tests and techniques