Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Manual Therapy for Horse Owners!

  • 2

    Why Manual Therapy?

    • History, Goals, Benefits (Webinar)

    • History, Goals, and Benefits (PDF)

  • 3

    The Role of Intention

    • Intention (Webinar with Alexa Linton)

    • Intention (PDF)

    • Grounded, Centered, Present

    • Podcast Interview: How Does the Heart Relate to Horsemanship feat. Josh Nichol and Elisse Miki

    • Heart Math Institute: Research on heart rate variability and its relevance when working with horses (Webinar)

  • 4

    Anatomy & Physiology

    • Anatomy Introduction (Webinar)

    • Anatomy Introduction (PDF)

    • The Skeletal System (Webinar)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • The Skeletal System (PDF)

    • The Muscular System (Webinar)

    • The Muscular System (PDF)

    • Muscles Covered In This Course (PDF)

    • Tendons & Ligaments (Webinar)

    • Tendons & Ligaments (PDF)

    • Joints (Webinar)

    • Joints (PDF)

    • The Fascial System (Webinar)

    • The Fascial System (PDF)

    • The Cardiovascular (Webinar)

    • The Cardiovascular System (PDF)

    • The Nervous System (Webinar)

    • The Nervous System (PDF)

    • Motor Control (Webinar)

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Motor Control (PDF)

  • 5

    Terminology and Contraindications

    • Terminology & Contraindications (Webinar)

    • Terminology & Contraindications (PDF)

    • Full Body Systemic Contraindications

    • Local Contraindications

  • 6

    Understanding Your Horse

  • 7

    Palpation

    • Palpation Webinar (With Alexa)

    • Palpation (PDF)

    • Homework Assignment

    • The 4Ts Word List

  • 8

    Massage Techniques

    • Defining Terms: Soft Tissue Issues

    • Massage Techniques (Webinar)

    • Massage Techniques (PDF)

    • Effleurage

    • Stroking

    • Tapotement

    • Kneading

    • Compressions

    • Picking Up

    • Skin Rolling

    • Muscle Stripping

    • Frictions

      FREE PREVIEW
  • 9

    Myofascial Techniques

    • Myofascial Techniques (PDF)

    • Cross Hand Release

    • C-Bowing and S-Bowing

    • Shearing

  • 10

    Neuromuscular Techniques

    • Neuromuscular Techniques (PDF)

    • Poll Release

    • Dock Release

  • 11

    Joint Techniques

  • 12

    Integrations and Homecare

    • Integrations & Homecare (Webinar)

    • Integrations & Homecare (PDF)

    • Integration During Treatment

    • Fore Limb Retractor Stretch

    • Hind Limb Retractor Stretch

    • Fore Limb Protractor Stretch

    • Hind Limb Protractor Stretch

    • Thoracic Mobility (Belly Lifts)

    • Lumbosacral Flexion (Butt Tucks)

    • Spinal Traction (Tail Pulls)

    • Carrot Stretches

    • Shoulder Mobility

    • Hip Mobility

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Core Activations (Tail Pull Oscillations)

    • Example: Motor Control & Mobility Session

  • 13

    Putting It All Together

    • Assessment: Putting It All Together (Webinar)

    • Assessment: Putting It All Together (PDF)

  • 14

    Managing Injuries

    • Physiology of Healing (Webinar with Alexa)

    • Physiology of Healing (PDF)

    • Summary Chart: Physiology of Healing

    • Common Soft Tissue Injuries: Healing Times & Management (PDF)

  • 15

    Next Steps!!

    • What Now?