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 of 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 dimension. 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 instructors, she too continues her education and enhances her practices by attending conferences, events, courses and workshops.
Following the course, students will immediately be able to produce positive structural changes whether the problem is an acute or long standing dysfunction with this full body approach.
Course Outline :
- myofascial/osseous and related structures
- 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
- myofascial osseous release
- myofascial stretching
- therapeutic exercise
Students attend class daily from 8am to 5pm and have additional 3 hours of evening studies. There is an hour break for lunch. This is an intense course; please plan to attend for all four days.
Prerequisite: A working knowledge of veterinary vocabulary, anatomy and dog handling skills.
Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy: The Dog & Cat (Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy)
by Stanley H. Done, et al.
Dog Anatomy: A Pictorial Approach to Canine Structure by Peter C. Goody. This text will be used in the class. Please have it with you. It is available at most online bookstores.