Rehabilitation for Lower Limb Tendon & Ligament Conditions - A 2-Day Practical Course


Nov 22, 2019 to Nov 23, 2019
7:30 AM until 5:50 PM


Developed for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge of distal limb tendonitis and desmitis, this course covers how to devise rehab protocols consisting of a combination of therapeutic exercise, use of different rehabilitation modalities and therapeutic shoeing to maximize horses’ chances of returning to previous levels of exercise.

The speakers/instructors on this course are leaders in the field of equine rehabilitation worldwide and will be discussing the following topics interactively with the attendees:

The Physical Therapist’s Approach to Distal Limb Tendon & Ligament Conditions
Physical Therapist’s Evaluation of the Equine Distal Limb
Therapeutic Modalities for Tendon & Ligament Conditions – Laser, Extracorporeal Shock Wave, Radiofrequency Therapy, Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy & Rapid Release Technology
Therapeutic Shoeing for Distal Limb Tendon & Ligament Injuries
Therapeutic Exercise for the Distal Limb
Development of Modality & Exercise Treatment Plans
Use of Articulated Braces for Exercise
Underwater Treadmill
Therapeutic Monitoring
Return to Sport – The Progression incl. Management Changes
Home Exercise programs for your clients
Injury Prevention & Maintenance
Conditioning & Performance Enhancement
How to charge for Rehabilitation Services

In the afternoons, 7 hours of practical small-groups sessions on live horses and case-discussions will allow attendees to become familiar with therapeutic modalities and physical therapy exercises that can be passed on to horse owners. Each attendee will rotate through the following stations:

Physical Therapist’s Evaluation of Distal Limb Conditions
Therapeutic Exercises for Tendon & Ligament Injuries – Stretching, Strengthening & Improving Proprioception
Therapeutic Modalities for Tendon & Ligament Injuries – Radiofrequency Therapy, Therapeutic Laser, Therapeutic Ultrasound & Rapid Release Technology
Biomechanical Interplay between Horse & Rider
Development of Home Exercise Programs for your Clients
Articulated Brace Demonstration & Case-Discussions

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes, a wine & cheese reception and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the practical nature of this course.


$130 - $1970


Equine Performance Center
5590 NW Hwy 225
Ocala FL 33482

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