Orthopedic Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete
About this course
The field of rehabilitation of the equine athlete suffering from orthopedic injuries has developed enormously over the past decades with an array of human therapeutic modalities having become available to equine practitioners. For the busy practicing vet it is, however, difficult to untangle which modalities to use for what type of injury, how to use them and to research clinical efficacies.
This webinar covers how to devise therapeutic exercise protocols and adapt them to specific injuries and how to include physical therapy as the foundation of rehabilitation of the equine athlete. The following therapeutic modalities will furthermore be covered in individual lectures by discussing their modes of action, indications for use, human and veterinary literature reviews and clinical experiences:
- Aquatic Therapy – Underwater Treadmill & Swimming
- Whole Body Vibration
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Cold & Hot Therapy
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
- Radiofrequency Therapy
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Laser Therapy
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy
Registration Process: Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live webinar in due course. The webinars will be recorded and after the sessions have taken place, you will receive an access code for on-demand viewing for a limited period of time. The course fee includes extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance.
BSc, MCSP, SRP, ACPAT - United Kingdom
Chartered Physiotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist
Lee is a Chartered Physiotherapist qualifying in 1997 from the University of Teesside in the UK. He worked in the NHS for 2 years whilst training to become a Chartered Animal Physiotherapist, graduating in 1999 as a Cat A member of ACPAT. He then completed a 2-year postgraduate course in manual therapy/sports at Glasgow University in 2001. Lee has completed numerous other courses in many different techniques such as Acupuncture, Laser Therapy, Neurology, Kinesiotaping, Saddle Fitting and Manipulation. In 2011 Lee was appointed the Official Team Physiotherapist for the British Equestrian Team responsible for treating the horses and riders and has worked at numerous European and World Equestrian Games including WEG 2014. In 2012 he was selected to be one of the physiotherapists at the London 2012 Olympic Games providing treatment for horses traveling from all over the world to compete. Lee now continues to combine human and equine work, dividing time equally between Darlington Physiotherapy and Sports Injury clinic specializing in the treatment of riders, and The Equine Physiotherapy Clinic which specializes in rehabilitating horses after a serious injury.
Steve Adair, III
MS, DVM, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR - United States
American Specialist in Equine Surgery & in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
Dr. Adair earned his D.V.M from Auburn University after receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Auburn University. After receiving his D.V.M., Dr. Adair spent two years in private equine practice and completed a surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. He is presently an Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Dr. Adair is board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and as a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Adair’s primary research areas include Equine Orthopedics, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Equine Rehabilitation. Dr. Adair has been conducting research since 1986 and has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Surgery and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.