Courses Offered

Courses Offered:

EQ1100 Equine Myofascial Release Techiniques Level I August 8, 2012 – August 12, 20122012 , Ballymote House Downpatrick, Co. Down, N Ireland

EQ1110 Equine Myofascial Release Techniques Level II  August 25, 2012 – August 27, 2012  Biltmore Equestrian Center, Asheville, North Carolina.

EQ1110 Equine Myofascial Release Techiniques Level II August 13, 2012 – August 15, 2012 , Ballymote House Downpatrick, Co. Down, N Ireland

EQ1100 Equine Myofascial Release Techiniques Level I
Instructor Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, owner of Equine Therapeutic Center, Inc. in Virginia, leads this five day course. Those already certified in Equine Sports Massage and other modalities will find that this dynamic approach fits in well with their work, adding a new dimension to it.  You’ll discover wonderful results when you integrate these techniques into your existing sessions.

Instructor Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, owner of Equine Theraputic Center, Inc. in VA, leads this five day course.

Others, who are just starting out in the Equine Health Care Industry, will find this an easy approach for understanding and applying the modality.  Lots of hand-on!  Ruth constantly allows this course to evolve as she increases her own knowledge.

Participants are trained in the theory, concepts, and practice of Myofascism Release (MFR) as it pertains to the equine population.  MFR restores the length and elasticity of the fascia creating long term benefits.

Following the course, students will immediately be able to produce positive structural changes, whether the problem be an acute or long standing dysfunction, with this full body approach.

Theory

  • myofascial/osseous and related structures
  • anatomy
  • biomechanics
  • conformation and definition of common equine injuries
  • handling and safety

Myofascial Release Techniques

  • physical evaluations
  • gait analysis
  • lower extremities
  • lumbar/pelvic region
  • anterior and posterior thoracic region
  • cervical spine
  • atlas and axis

Additional Techniques

  • myofascial osseous release
  • myofascial stretching
  • therapeutic exercise

Prerequisite:  Knowledge of veterinary vocabulary and some anatomy suggested but not required.  This class is suitable for those just beginning their studies.  However, horse handling skills and a thorough understanding of equine safety a must!

For those just beginning this type of study, you may find it helpful to review equine anatomy although this is not required.

EQ1110 Equine Myofascial Release Techiniques Level II

Instructor Ruth Mitchell-Gollday, EEBW, PT, NCTMB, CMT, and owner of Equine Therapeutic Center, Inc. in Virginia, leads this three day coursel.  This course is designed for those indiviuals who have participated in the EQ1100 Equine Myofascial release course.  Ruth will expand on the MFR techinques and will present exercises to address the body’s dysfunction enabling better recovery.  There will be extensive problem solving with various labs and lots of discussion.  Each participant is asked to share one case study using Equine Myofascial Release Techniques (this is not required if you are doing the two MFR classes back to back).  Documentation including initial exam, sessions completed and outcome will be needed.  Any visuals are welcome; please check with the office at least 3 weeks in advance if you require equipment which we may have on hand for your presentation.  Ruth will direct class discussion over each case study.

For this course your instructor Ruth Mitchel-Golladay states that the course is very different from the Equine MFR I course.  In the MFR I course where emphasis is placed on the use of the right brain for listening to the body and using intuition, in the MFR II course students will be using the left brain to investigate the possible causes of certain restrictions.  Additionally the course will cover specific rehabilitation situations.

In an effort to enhance the seminar students are requested to bring the following to class (again not required if you are doing the 2 MFR classes back to back):

  • A list of common or consistent problems/restrictions you have encountered while performing MFR in the pelvis/hind end
  • A list of common or consistent problems/restrictions you have encountered while performing MFR in the neck/shoulder/front end
  • A list of rehabilitation challenges you have faced

Outline of Course:

Theory

  • Myofascial/Osseous and related structures review
  • The body’s response and adaptation to injury and dysfunction
  • Presentation and discussion of existing case studies

Myofascial Release Techniques
Advanced MFR Techniques
Advanced Myofascial Stretching
Additional Therapeutic Exercise Targeted for Specific Injury
Exercise for Strength Training
Course Duration:  Students attend class daily for three days from 8am to 5pm.
Prerequisite:  Please Note:  Participation in the EQ1100 Equine Myofascial Release Level One course.  Externships do not have to be completed from the level one course, but student should be comfortable with the material dovered in the EQ1100 course.

CN3040 Canine Myofascial Release Techniques Level I

In this 4 day course, Ruth Mitchell-Golladay, leads participants through the theory, concepts and application of MFR.

Myofascial Release (MFR) has long been an effective treatment modality for humans, and more recently it has become a frequent choice when caring for horses.  Fortunately the canine population too is now beginning to benefit from this potent therapy.

This four-day course introduces the participant to the science fo MFR, myofascial evaluation of the dog, and techniques to reduce dysfunctions.  As usual in the Equinology courses, there will be plenty of hands on portions with the dogs enabling you to apply the technique with confidence.  Those already certified in Canine Sports Massage or other canine modalities will find this dynamic modality fits in well with their work adding a new dimenstion.  You’ll discover wonderful results with the techniques integrating into your existing routine.  Those participants just starting out will find it an easy approach for understanding and applying the work.

Ruth is constantly allowing her courses to evolve with her ever increasing knowledge.  Like many of our instructiors, they too continue their education and enhance their practices  by attending conferences, events, courses and workshops.

Following the course, students will immediately be abel to produce positive structural changes whereher the problem is an acute or lond standing dysfunction with this full body approach.

Course Outline:

Theory

  • myofascial/osseous and related structures
  • anatomy
  • biomechanics
  • conformation and definition of common canine injuries
  • handling and safety
  • body mechanics for application

Myofascial Release Techniques

  • physical evaluations
  • gait analysis
  • lower extremities
  • lumbar/pelvic region
  • anterior & posterior thoracic region
  • cervical spine
  • atlas and axis

Additional Techniques

  • myofascial osseous release
  • myofascial stretching
  • therapeutic exercise

Prerequisite:  A working knowledge of veterinary vocabulary, anatomy and dog handling skills.