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Fri, 04 Oct


North American Saddlery School

Developing Palpation for Equestrian Professionals

Developing Palpation for Equestrian Professionals
Developing Palpation for Equestrian Professionals

Time & Location

04 Oct 2024, 09:00 – 05 Oct 2024, 17:00

North American Saddlery School, o North American Saddlery School, 11655 Rocky Meadow Rd c, Clear Spring, MD 21722, USA

About This Event

Good palpation skills require a sound knowledge of anatomy, the ability to visualise what is under the skin and an understanding of how and what to feel.

Only once we can appreciate the norm, is it possible to detect subtle changes and abnormalities in the horse. Detecting changes early is key to preventing further problems. Accurate palpation enables us to deliver the best therapy techniques in each situation.

On this course, we evaluate the muscle, fascia, bones, tendons, attachment points and membranes that you can actually feel on the horse and with the help of bones, skeletons, anatomy models, anatomical paintings, dissection photos and videos enable you to clearly visualise what is happening under the skin.

You will also learn how to improve your sensory and intuitive palpation capability.

This course is ideal for qualified therapists from all disciplines wishing to revise and learn new anatomy, improve palpation skills and develop palpation techniques.

This course 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.

As an equine anatomist having studied hundreds of horses, skeletons and cadavas through extensive dissection study Gillian's ability to palpate the anatomy of the horse is impressive and eye opening. There is so much for everyone to learn from her on this subject.

During this course, Gillian will examine the importance of anatomy, bones, joints, muscle, myofascial chains, fascial connections, compensation patterns and demonstrate methods for palpating structures.

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