Myofascial Chains and

Myofascial Release Techniques

2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists

Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September 2020

Derby College Equestrian Centre, Broomfield Hall DE7 6DN

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

DAY 1

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

DAY 2

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

Prerequisites

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.

Notes

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

£295 + VAT = £354

Course Leader

 

GILLIAN

HIGGINS

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.

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.

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Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray

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