CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists
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
0830: Registration and Coffee
0900: Welcome, Introduction and Theory
0930: The Importance of Anatomy in Therapy
1130: Developing Intuitive Palpation Skills
1400: Skeletal Anatomy Palpation - Spine
1530: Skeletal Anatomy Palpation - Limbs
0900: Muscular Anatomy of the Spine
0930: Muscular Anatomy Palpation - Neck
and forelimbs - Practical Session
1130: Muscular Anatomy Palpation - Back
1400: Muscular Anatomy Palpation - Hindend
1530: Recognising Pain and tension
Certificates of Participation will be issued for 16 hours.
Course notes will be provided.
Tea, coffee, home-made cakes and a light lunch is included.
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.
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.