Developing Palpation

CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists

7th and 8th May 2020

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

This course is ideal for qualified therapists from all disciplines wishing to revise anatomy, improve palpation skills and develop techniques.

 

This course 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 examine the importance of anatomy, bones, joints, muscle, myofascial chains, fascial connections, compensation patterns and demonstrate methods for palpating structures.

Developing and refining palpation awareness

 

Improving anatomical palpation of bony landmarks

 

Improving anatomical palpation of muscular structures
 

Developing intuitive palpation skills
 

Palpation and Testing Fascia

Dynamic Palpation Techniques

Timetable

0830:  Registration and Coffee

0900:  Welcome, Introduction and Theory

0930:  The Importance of Anatomy in Therapy

            Classroom Session

 

1100:    Break

1130:    Developing Intuitive Palpation Skills

            Practical Session

 

1300:   Lunch

1400:   Developing Skeletal Anatomy Palpation

1500:   Break

1530:   Developing Soft Tissue Palpation and

            Advanced Palpation Techniques

 

1630:   Discussion

1700:   Close

Notes

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

Course notes will be provided.

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

Prerequisites

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

Revision of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints is useful for this course.

 

Course Price

 

 

Developing Palpation and Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques

CPD for Professional Therapists

£150 +VAT = £180

Course Leader

 

GILLIAN

HIGGINS

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

 

Gillian is passionate about anatomy. She believes knowledge of what you are working with and being able to accurately feel and palpate anatomical structures in the horse helps make a great therapist. 

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

 

 

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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Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray

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