Osteopathic Approach to the Equine Patient – Level II Module 0 (pre-requisite)

Stage Level – II – Osteopathic concepts in equine practice and the Fundamentals of Equine Musculoskeletal Assessment and Technique (soft tissue, stretching and articulation) Refresher day

Expected Dates and location: Due to COVID 19, we may deliver some or all of this course online. We are currently trialing several professional platforms, to ensure that whatever we deliver to you, will be the very best in its league. We are also looking to run face to face workshops for courses that need additional hands on support. If you wish for us to keep you up to date with course information, please enter your email below and you will be added to our mailing list.

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Location for face to face workshops: New Forest, Hampshire, UK. But others maybe offered, where groups of six or more students show an interest.

 Number of CPD hours: 14 hours

Price:  £399

Internally validated by the European School of Osteopathy 

Course structure: This is the pre-requisite module for the Level II Osteopathic Approach to the equine patient course, allowing you to develop your osteopathic skills for the equine patient, continuing on from the level I/Foundation course and is a prerequisite to our other level III workshops. Module ) comprises of a mixture of theory and practical elements over 2 days 

The aim of this module is to ensure students are ready to develop their osteopathic assessment and practical skills throughout the level II course.

The Level II Osteopathic Approach to the equine patient course runs over modules 1-6 with a pre-requisite module 0 (a total of 20 days).  Modules can be taken in succession or chosen from as required. The aim of the course is to offer practitioners a deeper knowledge to support and develop their animal practice. Successful completion and comprehension of the content will give practitioners all they need to enter our Stage III workshops with confidence.

Awards:  Those who successfully complete the 2-day workshop will be awarded an AOI/ESO CPD Certificate of Attendance: Osteopathic concepts in equine practice and the Fundamentals of Equine Musculoskeletal Assessment and Technique (soft tissue, stretching and articulation)

Those who successfully complete all Level II Modules (0-6 inclusive) will receive an AOI/ESO certificate of Osteopathic approach to the equine patient – Level II

 Indicative content:

  • Adaptations of core osteopathic principles and concepts to enhance your equine practice
  • Adaptations of osteopathic models of to enhance your approach to equine practice
  • Application of these principles/concepts and their importance to enhance your equine case history taking 
  • How to utilise these concepts and models to enhance your creation of high quality and effective treatment and management protocols 
  • MSK case based application of these concepts, principles and models.
  • Increase your confidence and efficacy
  • Refresher of Forelimb, hindlimb and spinal assessment, muscle palpation and joint testing to enhance your assessment of the equine patient
  • Refresher of the application of soft tissue techniques to enhance your treatment of equine musculature
  • Review of stretching and articulation of the equine limbs and spine to enhance your treatment of the equine patient
  • High practical content with demonstrations and practical
  • Low student to horse ratio (1 between every 2-3 students)
  • Low tutor to student ratio (maximum 1:6 students)

Who can apply: This course is for equine veterinary and manual professionals or those training in the equine musculoskeletal profession who wish to develop their practice and understand a holistic approach to equine practice. Proof of prior experience and education is essential. All delegates should provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals

International Students: We are happy to take national and international students but pleases do NOT book flights or hotels until the Educational Director has sent course confirmation. This is due to the high costs of this course and the need for minimum numbers. International delegates MUST be proficient in all aspects of the English language. The AOI will not be held responsible for any language challenges that arise.

Pre-requisites: Attendees must have completed a minimum of all 8 days of the Equine Level I / Equine Foundation course or have provided AOI with mapped evidence of existing knowledge base with proof of certification from another educational provider. All applicants must have a solid baseline musculoskeletal and biomechanical knowledge of the equine model and a solid equine musculoskeletal assessment process.

Costs and fees explained: Deposit: £50 (non-refundable after 20th September 2019)Final payment £149 (to be paid no later than 19th October)
To hold a place on this workshop, you need to pay a holding deposit of £50.00 as soon as you have been accepted. This must be paid within 7 days of your acceptance email or you may lose your place. Your deposit is 50% refundable until the 20th September 2019, after which time it will become non-refundable due to the costs that we will incur.

Important information: Please read below.

Please note that minimum numbers will be required in order to run this course. If minimum numbers are not met the AOI reserves the right to cancel the courseIf for any reason, AOI has to cancel the course, (either due to inadequate numbers or failure on the behalf of our third-party facilities), you will be refunded in full. However, as a result of having a minimum number requirement (due to the high cost nature of this course), we do not advise you to pay for any hotels, flights or travel arrangements in advance without cancellation options. AOI will not be held responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such pre-booking. 

Further information: Please contact the AOI team via email at: animalosteopathyinternational@gmail.com or let us have your email and we’ll add you to our mailing list and keep you up to date.

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