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Myofascial and Biomechanical Connections

2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists

with Vibeke Elbrønd

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April 2021

Brooksby College Equestrian Centre, Brooksby, Leicestershire, LE14 2LJ

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An improved understanding of the fascia system in relation to body functions e.g. locomotion and posture is essential nowadays. The fascia system integrates the body in a 3D network, which extend from the skin and deep into the body into the single cell and cell nucleus. The fascia represents the basic skeleton of the whole body. The functions of the fascia are numerous and span from pure mechanical to a close collaboration and communication with the nervous system.

In this course kinetic myofascial lines in the horse (Elbrønd et Schultz, 2015) will be presented and explained in theory and with hands on. In the practical sessions, the lines will be demonstrated on animals and participants as well as tests and treatment of the lines.


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 to understand mechanisms of compensation, motion, posture and treatment of the locomotion system in a multitude of animals incl. horses. 


08.30:  Registration and Coffee

09.00:  Classroom Session

             -  Introduction 

             -  Fascia

             -  Focus on research

11.00:  Break

11.30:  Classroom Session             -  

             -  Introduction to the myofascial kinetic lines.

             -  Superficial lines

             -  Deep lines

             -  Line function, diagnosing, testing and                            treatment possibilities

13.00:   Lunch

14:00:   Practical Sessions

15:00:   Break

16:00:   Practical Sessions


17.00:   Close


08.30:  Coffee

09.00:  Classroom Session

              -  Sum up of Superficial and deep lines,

              -  Front limb lines

              -  Line function, diagnosing, testing and
                treatment possibilities

11:00:   Break

11.30:   Classroom Session

              -  Helical lines

              -  Line function, diagnosing, testing and                            treatment possibilities

12.30:    Lunch

13.00:    Practical Sessions

14:30:    Break

15:00:    Practical Sessions

16.00:    Questions and Discussion

16:30:    Close

Provisional Timetable



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


Recommended Reading

Tom Myers book: Anatomy Trains


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.


Certificates of Participation will be issued for 7 hours per day.

Course notes will be provided.

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

Course Price


Myofascial & Biomechanical Connections in the Horse with Vibeke Elbrønd

£350 + VAT = £420

Course Leader


Vibeke Elbrønd

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.




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