Joint Mobilisations and Musculoskeletal Testing

2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September 2021

Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby

Leics. LE14 3LW

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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.

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


09.00:  Registration and Coffee

09.30:  Introduction

09.45:  Theory of Joint Movement and
             Musculoskeletal Testing

11.00:    Break 

11.30:    Techniques for the Head and Neck

             Demonstration and Practical Session

13.00:   Lunch

14.00:   Techniques for the Thoracic Limb

             Demonstration and Practical Session

15.00:   Break

15.30:   Techniques for the Back

             Demonstration and Practical Session

16.30:   Close


09.00:  Coffee

09.30:  Questions and Discussion

10.00:   Techniques for the Back

             Demonstration and Practical Session


11.00:    Break

11.30:    Pelvis and Sacroiliac Techniques

             Demonstration and Practical Session

12.30:   Lunch

13.30:   Hindlimb Techniques

14.30:   Break

15.00:   Whole Horse Techniques

16.00:   Discussion

16.30:   Close

Provisional Timetable


All participants must provide proof of professional equine therapy qualification and current professional indemnity insurance.

An understanding of joints and range of movement will be useful for this course.


The course will be limited to 12 delegates.

Tea, coffee, home-made cakes and a light lunch is included.

Certificates of Participation will be issued for 8 hours per day.


Course notes will be provided.


Course Price



Joint Mobilisations and Musculoskeletal Testing 

2 Day CPD Course



Course Leader




Gillian is a professional Sports and Remedial Therapist, equine anatomist, biomechanist, BHS Senior Coach, and author with a first class honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management.


Gillian is passionate about joint movement and the connections within the body.

If you don't use it you lose it!


After much study of anatomy, biomechanics and movement  Gillian has developed a systematic approach to joint mobilisations and musculoskeletal testing, which truly helps horses improve mobility and comfort.

Gillian Higgins, CPD course for professional equine therapists,

Gillian has studied a variety of equine and human modalities both traditional and holistic.

She specialises in assessing the horse's body and designing therapeutic and exercise programmes for improving range of movement and stability to improve posture, mobility comfort and performance. 


As well as conventional training, Gillian has studied Equine Therapies in America, France, Germany and Sweden and is committed to giving our equine partners the best possible levels of care and consideration.


Gillian works with horses from all disciplines and levels from leisure to Olympic and is a member of the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners and the Equine Sports Massage Association.

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