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Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Of The Equine Athlete & Rehabilitation For Equine Neck, Back & Sacroiliac Conditions (Axial Skeleton) Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Session

VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development

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Date: Friday 10th February, 2023 - Sunday 12th February, 2023
Start time: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Duration: 3 hour(s)
Cost: £2253.83

The field of rehabilitation of the equine athlete suffering from orthopaedic injuries has developed enormously over the past decades with an array of human therapeutic modalities having become available to equine practitioners. For the busy practicing vet it is however difficult to untangle which modalities to use for what type of injury, how to use them and to research clinical efficacies.

In particular, back and sacroiliac problems are amongst the most debilitating conditions affecting equine athletes. Local injections of medications do not usually resolve the problems long-term unless combined with a comprehensive rehabilitation program and the introduction of management changes.

This 3-day practical course was developed for equine practitioners and covers how to devise therapeutic exercise protocols and adapt them to specific injuries and how to include physiotherapy as the foundation of rehabilitation of the equine athlete. The third day focuses on neck, back and sacroiliac problems and how to use therapeutic modalities effectively in combination with comprehensive exercise protocols aimed at strengthening the back/gluteal musculature.

To register for Day 1 & 2 only or only for Day 3, click on the relevant title below (Online lectures included for both options)

Dates Title Contact Hours
Fri 10 - Sat 11 Feb Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete 12hrs
Sun 12 Feb Rehabilitation for Equine Neck, Back & Sacroiliac Conditions (Axial Skeleton) 8hrs


9 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand): At your leisure
To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the lecture series.

Whole Body Vibration
Radiofrequency Therapy
Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Aquatic Therapy – Underwater Treadmill & Swimming
Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise, incl. Physiotherapy
Exercises to Improve Proprioception
Strengthening Exercises
Restoration & Maintenance of Joint Motion
Therapeutic Ultrasound
Laser Therapy
Therapeutic Exercise for the Distal Limb
Injury Prevention, Maintenance, Conditioning & Performance Enhancement


Fri 10 - Sat 11 February: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete
On Day 1 the following topics will be covered in highly illustrated lectures and case presentations, which have been devised to be complimentary to the online lecture series

Introduction to Equine Rehabilitation – A physiotherapist's perspective
Current Evidence for Modalities (Aqua Therapy, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Laser)
Corrective shoeing for tendon and ligament problems
Physiotherapists Approach to the Whole Horse – Case Study
Open and frank discussions are encouraged during the course and the speakers will share their personal experiences with attendees, be it successes or failures.

On Day 2, 7 hours of practical session on live horses will allow attendees to further their practical skills on live horses in small groups and to discuss the above topics with the specialists. Each attendee will rotate through the following stations:

Functional Assessment in Rehabilitation
Exercises to Improve Proprioception, Strength and Joint ROM
Development of Treatment Plans & Therapeutic Monitoring
Therapeutic Taping in Rehabilitation
Exercises in Rehabilitation of Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Use of Modalities -– PowerPoint Case-Discussions
The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance.



Sun 12 February: Rehabilitation for Equine Neck, Back & Sacroiliac Conditions (Axial Skeleton)
The third practical day starts with two lectures:

Biomechanics of Spine and Pelvis
Biomechanics of the Neck
Afterwards, 7 hours of practical sessions in small groups will provide the attendees with the opportunity to ask questions and to put their existing and newly acquired knowledge into practice, on live horses at the following stations:

Physiotherapist’s Evaluation of Back & Sacroiliac Problems
Therapeutic Exercises for Back & SI Problems – Improving Proprioception, Strength & Core Stability
Back Rehabilitation Programmes and Monitoring
Biomechanical Interplay of Horse, Saddle & Rider
Physiotherapist’s Evaluation of the Neck and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
Evidence Base and Application of Therapeutic Equipment for Back & SI Problems (Poles, Equiband)
The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance.

Who is it for?

Intended audience:Qualified Vets. Discounted prices available for: Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Students, Veterinary Interns and Residents.

The Speakers

Lee ClarkBSc, MCSP, SRP, ACPATSteve Adair IIIMS, DVM, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMRLesley GoffPhD, MAnimSt(AnimPhysio), MExSpSc(Research), GDipAppSc(ManipPhysio), BAppSc(Physio)Stephanie BatterhamBSc(Hons, Physiotherapy), MSc(VetPhysio)Kirsten NeilBVSc (Hons), MACVSc, MS, Dipl.ACVIM, CMAVA, Cert. ISELP, Dipl.ACVSMR

The Venue

For Lectures: 302 Grandview RoadPullenvaleQueensland4069

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

16 hours

Registration and Booking

Click here to reserve your place


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