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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 three-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, they too continue their education and enhance their 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
Day 1: Evaluation Lecture, MFR Technique lecture. Practical: introduction to techniques on humans and evaluation of dogs.
Day 2: Lecture on the science of MFR and practical techniques on dogs.
Day 3: Craniosacral lecture and practical technique sessions on dogs including evaluation, treatment and re-evaluations. Lecture on marketing of new skills.
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 three days.
Prerequisite: A working knowledge of veterinary vocabulary, anatomy and dog handling skills.
Required Reading: TBA
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.