NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine – Level One

NeuroKinetic Therapy Equine is for all practitioners who are licensed/certified and insured to work in their field – veterinarians, chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, body workers, and any other manual therapy practitioners. Prospective students without certification will not be allowed to practice on animals, so would not be eligible to take the course (eg. horse owners, trainers, riders, etc.).

There is a Prerequisite course for all students who are not veterinarians. The online course is Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study and is not included in the cost of the NKT Equine course. The cost is $95.00 and should be a review for practitioners, taking anywhere from 3 to 8 hours to complete. The course link is: https://equinology.com/product/eq50-equine-anatomy-precourse-distance-study/

Day 1:

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion of the Theory of NeuroKinetic Therapy
– Understanding how MCC coordinates and controls body movements
– How to assess muscle imbalances (human demonstration)
– How NKT can be used in assessment of muscle function in the horse – the principles of Indicator Testing

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of muscle testing for the core and thoracolumbar spine (rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, thracolumbar fascia/epaxial paraspinal musculature)
– Learning and practicing Directional Testing

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of lumbopelvic assessment and muscle testing (gluteals, adductors, abductors, adductors)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in the quadriceps, hamstring, stifle and hock regions

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Review of day 1 material, including practical portion

Day 2:

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Discussion and demonstration of testing in deltoids, trapezius, rhomboids, latissimus and pectoral group

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

11:00 am – 12:00pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing in biceps, triceps and antebrachium muscle groups

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion and demonstration of testing for neck muscles (brachiocephalicus, splenius, extensor and flexor groups)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Review of techniques of testing across the entire horse

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Practice under supervision: assessment and testing