Equine Rehabilitation and Performance Medicine Certification Track

This course offers hands-on and didactic instruction in the early diagnosis of performance deficits, how to correct them, and rehabilitation after injury

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Program Overview

A good veterinarian is able to diagnose the source of the lameness and get the horse back to competition quickly; a great veterinarian is able to see variations in gait and performance before they lead to lameness and correct them as well as rehabilitate the horse after injury.

In this 110 CE hour program (Approved by RACE), we will explore how the equine athlete functions. Beginning with the powerful way the muscles, bones, and tendons work together for high-level performance we will go on to develop skills to spot small performance deficits and learn ways to correct them, and then we will investigate the etiology of injury, the process of healing, the use of rehabilitation tools and case management.

The knowledge and skill gained in this program can be used in general equine practice, high-level sports medicine practice, and rehabilitation facilities. Our goal is to give you the tools to get your patients to their best possible performance.

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Major Topics

This program is intended for veterinarians with little to no background in equine rehabilitation. The major topics in this course are:

  • Muscle, tendon, and joint physiology
  • Developing strong tissues to avoid injury
  • Mechanism of action of rehabilitation therapies
  • Cardiac and muscle issues for the performance horse
  • Creating high-level performance programs
  • The impact of environment on performance
  • Hoof structures and balance
  • Shoeing methods and corrections

Equine Rehabilitation and Performance Medicine Certification Track

Taught in English

For veterinarians and veterinary student only

110 RACE-approved CE hours

Curriculum

Students must have a background of anatomy, biomechanics, and neuromuscular control in performance horses. Prior to enrolling students must:

  • Enroll in the Performance Horse Medicine course

Muscle Basics, Architecture, Length, and Balance

3h

Tendon Architecture and Pathology

1h

Tendon Injury, Healing, Treatment, and Rehab

2h

Bone Basics, Growth, and Repair

2h

Joint Architecture and Pathology

1h

Fascia Anatomy

1h

Fascia and Pathology

1h

Densification and Trigger Points

90m

Anatomy - Neck and Thoracic Limb I & II

2h

Anatomy - Trunk and Hindquarters I & II

2h

Myofascial Lines I & II

1h

Proprioceptors

1h

Sympathetics

1h

Posture and Balance

1h

Normal Gait and Habitual Gait Patterns

2h

Biomechanics

1h

Pain I & II

2h

Neck in Motion

1h

Cervical Function and Pathology

1h

Back in Motion

1h

Thoracolumbar Pathology

1h

Business I & II

2h

Limbs in Motion I & II

2h

Locomotion

1h

Intro to Rehabilitation

1h

Intro to Equine Veterinary Medical Manipulation

1h

Intro to Acupuncture

1h

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PMBT (Photobiomodulation Therapy) I, II, & III

3h

Equine Strength and Proprioception

1h

Hyperbaric I & II

2h

Equine Conditioning

1h

Prehabilitation and Physical Exam

1h

Dynamic Mobilization Exercise and Unstable Surface

1h

Proprioceptive Training

1h

Cardiac Architecture and Function

1h

Cardiology

1h

Monitoring During Training

1h

Conditioning the Athlete

1h

Vibration Therapy

1h

Trigger Points and Fascia

1h

Demo: Gait Evaluation

1h

Lab: Exam & Therapy using Laser, DME and Unstable Surface; Painting Anatomy

4h

Lab: Yoga, Cardiology, and Anatomy

4h

Lab: VMM Demo and Trigger Points

4h

Lab: Cases

4h

Cryotherapy

1h

Heat Therapy

1h

Saddle Fit

2h

PEMF

1h

Cases

1h

Etiology of Injury

1h

Exercise Post-Injury

1h

Underwater Therapies

2h

Heart and Respiratory Response to Exercise

1h

Nutrition

2h

The Middle Compartment

1h

Counteracting Confinement

1h

Raising the Athletic Foal

1h

Young Horse in Training

1h

Role of PTs and Integrating Rehab into Practice

1h

Neuropathies

1h

Putting it Together

2h

Equine Hoof Radiology

1h

Using Mechanics to Address Imbalance and Distortion

1h

Therapeutics and Keeping Yourself out of Trouble

1h

Lab: Assessing Hoof Balance

1h

Lab: Yoga, Corrections to Hoof Balance, Saddle Fit, Cases

4h

Business of Rehab

1h

Gaining Client Compliance

1h

Dry Lab

4h

Lab: Visit Rehab Center

4h

Principles of Athletic Adaptation and Respiratory

1h

Bone, Joint, and Tendon

1h

Cardiovascular and Thermoregulation

1h

Muscle and Metabolism

1h

Lab: Physical Thera[y and Cases

4h

Students of the Certified Veterinary Rehabilitation and Performance Medicine program are eligible for the Certified Equine Rehabilitation and Performance Veterinarian (CERPV) certification, endorsed by Chi.

The certification requirements are:

  • Complete all sessions of the program.
  • Pass Final Written Exam with a score above 75%.

Instructors

Dr. Pasteur grew up showing horses in many disciplines, including reining, saddleseat, dressage and pleasure. She graduated in 1991 from the University of Wisconsin and opened an equine exclusive clinic in Green Bay. The practice grew to cover five counties, with emphases on reproduction and lameness. She received her acupuncture training from IVAS in 1997, sold her conventional practice and began an equine alternative practice. She has been a Chi instructor since 2005 and has lectured internationally. Her current practice encompasses TCVM, chiropractic and osteopathy, focusing on sport and performance horses.

Enrollment Options

Available Formats

Semester

2021

Schedule & Tuition

Online Portion:

07/01/21 - 09/22/21

On-site Portion:

09/23/21 - 09/26/21

Online Portion:

09/27/21 - 01/31/22

On-site Portion:

12/16/21 - 12/18/21

Payment Information

A $150 non-refundable course deposit is charged upon enrollment to reserve your seat.

Payment is due 60 days before the first day of each session.

A $50 convenience fee will be charged for payments and registrations received less than 60 days before the start of a session.

Add-ons & Prerequisites

Performance Horse Medicine

$1,500

CERPV Certification

$350

Printed Binders

$100

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