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Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Of The Equine Athlete - A 2-Day Practical Course

VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development

3 months ago

Date: Saturday 29th August, 2020 - Sunday 30th August, 2020
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 2 hour(s)
Cost: £980

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.This 2-day practical course 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 following therapeutic modalities will furthermore be covered in individual lectures by discussing their modes of action, indications for use, human and veterinary literature reviews and clinical experiences: Aquatic therapy, whole body vibration, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cold & hot therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, radiofrequency therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, laser therapy, pulsed electromagnetic therapy.In the afternoons, 7 hours of case-based and 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:Physiotherapy Manual Treatment TechniquesExercises to improve Proprioception focus on Upper Limb & Back/SIDevelopment of Treatment Plans & Therapeutic MonitoringHorse Rider InteractionsStrengthening Exercises focus on Upper Limb & Back/SIAquatic Therapy & Other Therapeutic Modalities

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