In this live online course, world-renowned equine fascia anatomist, Dr Vibeke Elbrønd, will look at the fascia, myofascial integrations, functionality and dysfunction of some of the important transitions of the trunk and spine. Focusing in detail on the cervicothoracic junction, the cranial thoracic aperture, the thoracolumbar junction, the thoracic cavity, the diaphragm and the lumbosacral region. Vibeke will discuss the diagnostics, assessment and treatment of problems in these areas.
In this course, Vibeke will refer to the regional equine kinetic myofascial lines (Elbrønd et Schultz, 2015, 2021; Schultz, Due and Elbrønd, 2021), their function, "the symptoms of the lines” and their interaction.
The myofascial kinetic lines are a brilliant tool by which to understand the mechanisms of compensation, motion, posture and treatment of the locomotive system in a multitude of animals including the horse.
"The fascial system envelops the entire body in a 3D network, which extends from the skin to deep into the body and into every single cell and cell nucleus; it completely surrounds and links the entire skeleton and soft tissue structures.
The functions of the fascia are numerous and range from the purely mechanical to a close collaboration and communication with the nervous system.” Guimberteau and Armstrong, 2015
All participants must provide proof of professional equine therapy qualification.
Elbrønd V. S. and Schultz, R. M. (2015). Myofascia, the unexplored tissue: Myofascial kinetic lines in horses, a model for describing locomotion using comparative dissection studies derived from human lines.
15.30: Zoom Opens
16.00: The Cervicothoracic Junction
16.50: Questions and Discussion
17.30: The Thoracolumbar Junction
18.20: Questions and Discussion
19.00: The Lumbosacral Junction
19.50: Questions and Discussion
How it Works
This online event will be hosted via zoom.
On the day before the event you will receive an email inviting you to register with zoom for the event - just follow the instructions!
We will open the webinar 30 minutes before it starts at 15.55 to give you plenty of time to log on.
A 14-day link to the recording will sent out via email the day after each part. It will not however be available to purchase after the event date.
Handouts are included and will be sent out the day before the event.
Certificates or participation will be emailed out after the event
Vibeke Sødring Elbrønd
graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Copenhagen and has a PhD in Anatomy and Physiology.
She is Associate Professor in Anatomy and Biochemistry at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science.
In 2008 she completed an education in Veterinary Chiropractic and since then her research field is in biomechanics / functional anatomy with focus on the functionality and integrity of fascia.
Vibeka has lectured at several conferences, courses and workshops on this topic. In 2007 she was certified by IVCA and in 2017 by IVAS.
She has also studied normalization techniques in animals using manual indirect and osteopathic based techniques.
Besides lecturing at the University Vibeka runs a small practice where she treats the locomotion system of dogs and horses using manual therapies such as chiropractic and fascia release as well as laser and acupuncture treatments.