Rehabilitation for Equine Lower Limb Tendon & Ligament Conditions

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 Physiotherapist’s Approach to Distal Limb Tendon & Ligament Conditions
  • Physiotherapist’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
  • Underwater Treadmill
  • Therapeutic Exercise for the Distal Limb
  • Therapeutic Shoeing for Distal Limb Tendon & Ligament Injuries
  • Use of Articulated Braces for Exercise
  • Development of Modality & Exercise Treatment Plans
  • Return to Sport incl. Management Changes & Therapeutic Monitoring
  • Injury Prevention, Maintenance, Conditioning & Performance Enhancement
  • How to charge for Rehabilitation Services

In the afternoons7 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:

  • Physiotherapist’s Evaluation of Distal Limb Conditions
  • Therapeutic Exercises for Tendon & Ligament Injuries – Stretching, Strengthening & Improving Proprioception
  • Therapeutic Modalities for Tendon & Ligament Injuries
  • Development of Home Exercise Programs for your Clients I
  • Development of Home Exercise Programs for your Clients II
  • Articulated Brace Demonstration & Remedial Farriery 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.


Lee Clark, BSc, MCSP, SRP, ACPAT from the UK

Steve Adair III, MS, DVM, Dipl ACVS, Dipl ACVSMR from the USA

Emma Dainty, ACPAT Cat A, MCSP, SRP, HPC from the UK

(Cirka 0.00 €) (exkl moms)