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Equine Massage Owners Day

This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn some vital massage skills to help you and your equine partner. 

Massage is an ancient art that is well known to help alleviate muscle soreness. Alongside this it increases circulation, aids muscles healing, increases lymphatic drainage and enhances the overall quality and stride length of your horses’ gait. Massage is equally important for the psychological health of the horse. We will cover topics of contraindications of massage and learning how to read your horse when massaging 

Equine Podiatry in Somerset

This 7 hour CPD day in Somerset is provided by Rebeccah Baylis & Clive Ponsford from Progressive Hoofcare
Date: Saturday 25th June: 9.30am -4pm

Discovering the Equine Foot
The equine foot is so much more than a neat way to finish off the end of the leg. It is so much more than the foot on a chair or table.
You cannot have a healthy horse with unhealthy feet. The foot is intimately & inextricably part of the whole horse.

We will look at why the foot is the shape it is & delve into the functions of the foot. We will look at what makes a healthy foot & what makes an unhealthy foot and how as therapists we can learn about confirmation, gait, gut health and so much more!

In the afternoon you will have the chance to look at & examine the Equine hoof.
You will be able to use what we have discussed in the morning to guide you & perhaps see the foot in a new light.

We will cover:
How the way the foot grows
*Both good & bad; healthy / unhealthy laminae
* The important role of soft tissue
*Laminitis – inflammatory response or metabolic? Some of these topics we will just touch on, others we will look at more closely.
So, come along & join us & discover the equine foot.

This course is for anyone interested in the health of the Equine, & is suitable for Therapists & Owners
£85 per student
please email to book:

Level 4 Accredited Diploma in Merishia Massage (Horses and Dogs)

Level 4 Accredited Diploma in Merishia Massage

Rose Applied Therapies & Courses are now enrolling on the level 4 Diploma Equine and Canine Massage Courses for 2022

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SVPS Level 3 Certificate An Introduction into Small Animal Rehabilitation

Level: 3

Accreditation: Course accredited IRVAP (The Institute of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists) and quality assured by Lantra and One Awards

Guided Learning Hours: 70 hours

Total Qualification Time: 205 hours Qualification

To cement an understanding of the ethical and legal principles applicable to the application of small animal therapy To promote effective communication and liaison with owners, veterinary surgeons and other professionals when planning and implementing treatment and rehabilitation programs for small animal patients To equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to:

  • Identify the need for the rehabilitation of small animal clients
  • To deliver manual therapy safely and effectively within the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Plan and implement optimum rehabilitation and exercise programs for a variety of common small animal rehabilitation cases
  • To develop further treatment skills in land based therapy in order to support the delivery of this safely within veterinary practice. including the use of LLLT, NMES and Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • To develop the professional skills that will allow learners to identify further specialist training needs and areas for professional development through reflective practice

Progression Routes:
On successful completion of SVPS Level 3 Certificate An Introduction into Small Animal Rehabilitation learners may increase practices offered within current practice or they may progress to areas of higher learning in veterinary physiotherapy, osteopathy or other routes of animal complimentary therapy training.

Entry requirements:
Level 3 certificate in Veterinary Nursing and currently employed in small animal practice
Level 3 in canine Hydrotherapy
Level 3 in canine massage therapy

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