Myofascial Chains and

Myofascial Release Techniques

2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September 2021

Wavendon Grange, Lawn Lane, Old Dalby, Leicestershire, LE14 3LW

equine myofascial chains, myofascial release techniques, soft tisse release therapy for horses, cpd course for equine therapy professionals with Gillian Higgins anatomist

This course is suitable for qualified therapists from all disciplines wishing to revise techniques or explore new ones to add to their toolbox.


It 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 muscle and myofascial chains, fascial connections, compensation patterns and demonstrate advanced soft tissue techniques to include:


Slow myofascial release

Rhythmic overpressure

Skin movement techniques

Dynamic myofascial release techniques


08.30:  Registration and Coffee

09.00:  Introduction

09.30:  Fascia and Myofascial Release Techniques                  Classroom Session

11.00:    Break 

11.30:    Developing Intuitive and Fascial Palpation                    Skills

13.00:   Lunch

14:00:   Myofascial Release Techniques                  
             Practical Session

15.00:   Break

15.30:  Myofascial Release Techniques                                      Practical Session  


17.00:   Close


08.30:  Coffee

09.00:  The Myofascial Chains - Classroom Session


11.00:   Break


11.30:    Anatomy of The Myofascial Chains

             Practical Session

12.30:   Lunch

13.30:   The Myofascial Chains in Motion

             Practical Session

14.30:   Break

15.00:   Myofascial Chains Tests and Techniques
             Practical Session

16.00:   Discussion

16.30:   Close

Provisional Timetable


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


An understanding of the role of the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and muscle chains together with an appreciation of the different types of muscle contractions will be useful for this course.


Certificates of Participation will be issued for 8 hours per day.

Course notes will be provided.

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


Course Prices



Myofascial Chains and Myofascial Release Techniques


Course Leader




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 fascia and the connections within the body.


After much study through dissection and years of practice and feed back from horses and combining her understanding of biomechanics and movement, Gillian has developed her own unique myofascial techniques.

Gilian Higgins, equine veterinary physiotherapy myofascial release therapy courses for professionals

Gillian has studied a variety of equine and human modalities both traditional and holistic.

She specialises in assessing the myofascial system and designing therapeutic and exercise programmes for improving stability, and suppleness to improve posture, comfort and performance. 


As well as conventional training, Gillian has studied equine therapy industry 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.

Recommended Reading