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Equine Massage - Myofascial Trigger Points (TMJ)

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  Trigger Points for Horses - Andy Eckley, Equine Therapist      Identifying Trigger Points in Horses Assessing horses for trigger points can be both static and dynamic and in an ideal world you will have the opportunity to view the horse being ridden, walked and trotted in hand. Some lameness only shows in trot, with often the problem in the opposite side or even opposite diagonal to the discomfort you first see. Guidance from the owner is often useful, especially details of the horses behavior, but you need to be aware that the owners thoughts may lead you to...

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Treating Horses - Hip Pain and Dysfunction

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Trigger Point Therapy for Horses - Assessing and Treating Hip Restrictions    About Andy Eckley Andy Eckley is a trigger point therapist and equine therapist who has a private practice in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire in the north of England. Andy is certified in a number of NAT techniques, and has successfully adapted some of these for the treatment of horses. In addition to his practice, Andy works with vets and massage therapists in various countries in Europe, teaching professionals who work with horses to better detect and treat pain in the animals. When not treating or teaching, Andy also works as...

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Trigger Point Therapy - NAT for Horses?

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Trigger Point Therapy for Horses

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

Andy Eckley - NAT Therapist, and Equine Therapist   Trigger Points for Horses This course is suitable for therapists, owners, or anyone who works in the care and well-being of horses. The course provides a detailed overview of trigger point theory as it applies to horses, combined with a fully illustrated trigger point locator, course text, and over 120 minutes of video tutorials presented by Andy Eckley. Certification is available for all licensed manual therapists and is included with this course. Certification requires completion of an online reflective learning exam. See Course Details   About Andy Eckley Andy Eckley is a...

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Trigger Point Release for Horses - Hamstring Muscles

Posted by Arnold Fomo on

  Trigger Point Release for Horses - Assessing and Treating the Hamstrings        Semimembranosus If the limb is planted, this muscle extends the hip. If the limb is not planted, this muscle retracts, adducts and rotates the limb inward. lt originates from the first caudal vertebrae, sacrotuberal ligament, and the ischial tuber of the pelvis. It inserts on the medial epicondyle of the femur.       Semitendinosus If the limb is planted, this muscle extends the hip, stifle, and hock joints.If the limb is not planted, this muscle flexes the stifle, retracts, and adducts the limb. lt originates...

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