IAVC Basic Veterinary Chiropractic Course - Applied Biomechanics and Rehabilitation - Module 3
Manual therapy is an important part of modern rehabilitation. To provide optimal care for our patients a ‚big picture‘ holistic approach is required. This includes follow up training, specific nutrition and training equipment for our patients, as well as core strengthening and proprioceptive training for the four- and two-legged athletes!
- Training physiology - training with stimuli, interval training, rest periods, nutrition and supplements - muscle development and performance
- Riding is the most common training method for horses: how can we optimize biomechanics, self-carriage, engagement and proprioception as well as muscle strength and functional stabilization in our patients?
- Lunging can support other forms rehabilitation and training: what are the pros and cons of specific lunging programs such as Equikinetic or Schiefentherapie
- Pole work, lunging equipment, side reins, therabands, stabilization trainers, proprioceptive mats, vibration therapy will all be discussed
- In dogs, we will look at agility training and footwork, as well as training routines for different conditions, breeds and disciplines
- Trainings equipment for dogs, balance pads and parcours, treadmill and weight training
- Human chiropractic and core training, horse and rider interaction
- Equipment: a well-fitting saddle and bridle respectively collar and harness are absolutely necessary for successful training, we will look at different solutions in theory and practice and learn the key points for evaluating equipment
All Germany modules are scheduled to take place in Sittensen, Lower Saxony (located halfway between Hamburg and Bremen).
Language of instruction is English and the summer courses do offer simultaneous translation into German. The Winter courses will not include simultaneous translation of theory lectures into German language.
All other aspects of the course (notes, personal tutoring, practical sessions and exams) will be available in German.