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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION - GROUP COURSES

Overview

Small, group structured 3-day program sponsored by a massage or physical therapy school and taught by Jo-Ann Wilson. Course includes one day of classroom review and two days in private barns working with competition horses.

Structure

Day 1: Classroom - 9:00AM to 4:30PM

Introduction, anatomy and physiology review

Contraindications

Ethics

Presentation of the Wilson Meagher™ Method

Application and practice of techniques

Body mechanics

Strengthening exercises for the therapist

Written test and practical evaluation.

Day 2: Clinical Field Work in Barns - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Demonstration of technique on horse by Jo-Ann

Hands-on application of technique

Location and palpation of specific muscle attachments

Body mechanics

Safety

Contraindications

Strengthening and Conditioning

Written test

Day 3: Clinical Field Work in Barns - 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Gait analysis and muscular kinetics (observing horse's motion to determine muscular tightness before and after application of method) Identifying primary and secondary causes of muscle tightness

Application of technique

Evaluation of appropriate strength for required performance

Interviewing riders and trainers

Test on practical application and results.

 

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