Joint Mobilisations and Musculoskeletal Testing
2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists
with Gillian Higgins
'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.
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.
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
The use of reflexes
Passive and active stretches
Rhythmic over pressure techniques
Stability tests and techniques