Equine Kinetic Myofascial Connections
1-Day Online Course for Professional Therapists
with Vibeke Elbrønd
This one day 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.
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.
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.
08.30: Course Opens
09.00 - 09.50:
General information about fascia and fascia research – embryology, histology including endo-, peri – and epimysium – nomenclature – architecture - tensegrity – dissection methods.
10.00 - 10.45:
Equine myofascial kinetic lines – anatomical overview – rules etc. Presentation of three superficial lines:
Superficial Dorsal Line (SDL)
Superficial Ventral Line (SVL)
Lateral Line (LL)
11.00 - 11.50
Superficial lines – continued – their function and testing. Start on the Deep lines:
Deep Dorsal Line
Deep Ventral Line
12.00 - 13.00
13.00 - 13.50:
The deep lines: Continued, their function and testing
14.00 - 14.45:
Front limb lines, superficial and deep, function and testing. Start on the helical lines:
Functional Line (FL)
Spiral Line FL (SPL)
15.00 - 15.50:
Helical lines: continued, their function and testing
16.00 - 17.00:
Discussion, questions, and answers
All participants must provide proof of professional equine therapy qualification.
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.
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 08.30 to give you plenty of time to log on.
This is a live event only and there will be no recording available afterwards.
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.