Equine Kinetic Myofascial Connections
Online Course for Professional Therapists
with Dr Vibeke Elbrønd
This two-part online course will look at general and relevant fascial information. It will include an overview of the anatomy of the Equine Myofascial Kinetic Lines, their function, movements and ”the symptoms of the lines”. Some testing will be presented.
In this course, kinetic myofascial lines in the horse (Elbrønd et Schultz, 2015) will be presented and explained in theory. The lines are inspired by the human lines dissected by Tomas Myers. Several of the lines span from top to toe and all the lines balance the body in standing and in motion. 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
8th April 2022
15.30: Course Opens
16.00 - 17.00: FASCIA
General information about fascia and fascia research – embryology, histology including endo-, peri – and epimysium
– nomenclature, architecture
– tensegrity and
– dissection methods.
17.00 - 17.15 Questions and Discussion
17.15 - 17.30: Break
17.30 - 18.10: LINES
Equine myofascial kinetic lines
– anatomical overview
– rules etc.
18.10 - 18.15: Questions and Discussion
18.15 - 18.30: Break
18.30 - 19.40: SUPERFICIAL LINES
Presentation of three superficial lines, function and testing:
Superficial Dorsal Line (SDL)
Superficial Ventral Line (SVL)
Lateral Line (LL)
19.40: Questions and Discussion
29th April 2022
15.30: Course Opens
16.00 - 17.00: DEEP LINES
Presentation of the Deep lines, function and testing:
Deep Dorsal Line
Deep Ventral Line
17.00 - 17.15: Questions and Discussion
17.15 - 17.30: Break
17.30 - 18.25: FRONT LIMB LINES
Presentation of the Front limb lines, function and testing:
Superficial Front Limb Lines
Deep Font Limb Lines
18.25 - 18.30: Questions and Discussion
18.30 - 18.45: Break
18.45 - 19.45: HELICAL LINES
Presentation of the helical lines, their function and testing:
Functional Line (FL)
Spiral Line FL (SPL)
19.45: Questions and Discussion
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.
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.
This is a live event only and there will be no recording available afterwards.
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.