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Treating Horses - Hip Pain and Dysfunction

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  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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Andy Eckley - TP Therapist, and Equine Therapist     NAT Course Presenter Andy Eckley talks about trigger points and how to find them 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 the NAT frozen shoulder technique for the treatment of horses. Andy Eckley Andy has devoted much of his life to studying the techniques of leading equine therapists such as the late Jack Meagher who was one of the leading writers, teachers and practitioners of...

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Trigger Point Therapy for Horses

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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

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  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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Saddle Pain and Trigger Points

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  Trigger Points for Horses - Longissimus Dorsi   Read Andy's Bio   Horses may commonly develop trigger points as a result of poor fitting saddles or incorrect riding posture Horses are very good at hiding where their pain and restrictions are as that is a sign of weakness in a herd in the wild - so they mask pain well. However there are ways of finding out what it is that they are trying to hide. Palpation Palpating horses is key to discovering where the pain and restrictions are. If you don't palpate you are just guessing where the pain...

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