Myofascial Chains and
Myofascial Release Techniques
2 Day CPD Course for Professional Equine Therapists
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
Skin movement techniques
Dynamic myofascial release techniques
08.30: Registration and Coffee
09.30: Fascia and Myofascial Release Techniques Classroom Session
11.30: Developing Intuitive and Fascial Palpation Skills
14:00: Myofascial Release Techniques
15.30: Myofascial Release Techniques Practical Session
09.00: The Myofascial Chains - Classroom Session
11.30: Anatomy of The Myofascial Chains
13.30: The Myofascial Chains in Motion
15.00: Myofascial Chains Tests and Techniques
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.
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.