Rehabilitation for Equine Back & Sacroiliac Conditions
Back and sacroiliac problems are amongst the most debilitating conditions affecting equine athletes. Local injections of medications do not usually resolve the problems long-term unless combined with a comprehensive rehabilitation program and the introduction of management changes.
This webinar was developed for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge of back and sacroiliac conditions and covers how to use therapeutic modalities effectively in combination with comprehensive exercise protocols aimed at strengthening the back/gluteal musculature. The world-renowned specialists will be discussing the following topics interactively with the attendees:
- The physical therapist’s Approach to Back & Sacroiliac Conditions
- Physical therapist’s Evaluation of the Equine Back & Pelvis
- Therapeutic Modalities for Back & SI Conditions – Therapeutic Laser, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, Electrical Stimulation, Rapid Release Technology & Radiofrequency Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercise for Back & Sacroiliac Problems
- The Importance of Saddle Fit
- Development of Treatment Plans for Back & SI Conditions
- Underwater Treadmill
- Therapeutic Monitoring of Back & SI Conditions
- Return to Sport – The Progression incl. Management Changes
- Home Exercise Programs for your Clients
- Injury Prevention & Maintenance
- Conditioning & Performance Enhancement
- Horse, Saddle & Rider Interactions
The matching wetlabs listed below, will be held at High Brass Farm, Newark, NJ on 30-31 Oct 2020. Please get in touch with us if you would also like to take part in the wetlabs.
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 whist 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 travelling from all over the world to compete. Lee now continues to combine human and equine work, dividing time equally between Darlington Physiotherapy and Sport Injury clinic specialising in the treatment of riders, and The Equine Physiotherapy Clinic which specialises in rehabilitating horses after 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.