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Brought to you by Bodyworx Sporthorse Performance

7th & 8th October 2023 - Clonshire Equestrian Centre

EUR400 - Professionals only* Course

Presented by Dr Solange Mikail, DVM MsC DipACVSMR

Veterinarian, Animal physiotherapist and Equine and Canine kinesiology taping instructor . Dr. Solange Mikail is a Diplomate of the American College of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (Equine) and is a pioneer in the field of equine rehabilitation and thermography. During the last Olympics Games, she was the Equine Physiotherapist Team Leader. She has been a VetkinTape and FASCIQ instructor for years now and has her own equine rehabilitation and physiotherapy centre near São Paulo in Brazil.

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Dates:                            7th & 8th October 2023

Location:                      Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co. Limerick

Duration:                  2 days, 8 hours per day

Accreditation:          TBC

Knowledge level:      Basics of anatomy

Who:                          -  Animal physiotherapists

                                   -  Veterinarians

                                   -  Certified Equine Massage Therapists

                                   -  Animal Osteopaths

                                   -  Other animal medical professionals 

Price:                          -  400EUR 

                                    -  Full payment required at time of booking


This veterinary neuromuscular taping + fascial release techniques course, specialising in horses is designed to provide veterinarians, physiotherapists and other professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively use kinesiotaping and fascial release techniques on horses. The course consists of two days (8 hours each), has a mixture of theory and practice. During the courses, the instructors will use video’s, pictures and real-life cases. The courses are accredited in several EU-countries by the local animal physiotherapy associations or vet associations. 


Attendees will learn how to use kinesiotaping to reduce inflammation, increase circulation (blood and lymph) and promote muscle recovery in horses. They will also learn how to use fascial release techniques using silicone cupping and IASTM tools to reduce tension and improve range of motion. Prior understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the equine musculoskeletal system is required to get the most out of the course. This course is organised by Bodyworx Sporthorse Performance, in collaboration with the team of instructors at THYSOL Group, and will include VetkinTape® and FASCIQ® branded products.


  • Participants will be provided with a printed manual with the course content

  • Two rolls of VetkinTape®, scissors, a set of silicone suction cups ideal for equine use and other support materials.

  • The FASCIQ® IASTM tools will be provided on loan. They will be available for purchase at the end of the course at a special price, but are not included in the course fee.

  • Official equine therapy certification

  • Light Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)

Optional Soup & Sandwich Lunch is available for an additonal 15EUR per day (Must be pre-ordered)



Course Programme

​Equine Kinesiology Taping Component

  • Introduction

  • Theoretical background of the Medical Taping Concept (human & Vet)

  • Various application possibilities:

    • Activating the blood and lymph circulation for swellings and hematoma

    • Influencing the fascia and muscles

    • Treatment of scars

    • Tendon injuries and inflammations

    • (follow-up) Treatment of injuries to the Musculoskeletal System

    • Improvement of the muscle function

    • Supporting the joint function

  • Case histories and applications for horses and humans related to the following effects:

    • Injured muscles – to lifts the skin from the underlying tissues. This has an effect of reducing pain, promoting circulation,

    • assisting in the reduction of any swelling and enhancing the blood flow to the injured muscle

    • Biomechanical dysfunction – to provides support or stability without restricting the range of motion

    • Postural dysfunction – to improves the proprioceptive feedback to the area thereby assisting in the retraining of muscles that maintain correct posture

  • Pratical approach with cases

The Myofascial Release Component

This portion of the course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of fascia anatomy, the latest research in the field, and hands-on techniques for using various fascia massage tools on animals. This course is ideal for animal healthcare professionals, massage therapists, physiotherapists, and individuals interested in expanding their knowledge and skills in fascia therapy.


Course Objectives:

  • Gain a solid understanding of fascia anatomy and its role in animal movement and function.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest research and advancements in fascia therapy.

  • Learn how to effectively use a range of fascia massage tools on animals.

  • Develop proficiency in the application of Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) tools.

  • Explore the techniques and benefits of cupping and flossing in fascia therapy.

  • Enhance practical skills through hands-on exercises and case studies.

We will review the technique of neuromuscular taping in combination with myofascial release using IASTM tools and silicone cupping in equine:

Neuromuscular Taping

  • What is neuromuscular taping or kinesiotape: its concept, origins and effects.

  • How to choose the size of the tapes and how to cut them according to different applications (X, Y, fan, net, basket, etc.).

  • Different functional applications, specialised in sport horses.

  • Indications, contraindications and recommendations for veterinary and sports kinesiotaping.

  • Tips on kinesiotape storage, how to improve adhesion and how to easily remove the tape.

Benefits of KinesioTaping

  • Helps to reduce pain.

  • Activates blood and lymphatic circulation.

  • Reduces oedema caused, among other things, by surgical procedures. Post-operative treatment option.

  • Helps the healing of haematomas.

  • Provides joint support, reduces inflammation.

  • Promotes natural recovery of the body by keeping the equine moving.

  • Provides confidence in the animal's movements.

 K-Taping helps with cases of:

  • Injuries.

  • Chronic pain.

  • Muscle imbalance.

  • Biomechanical dysfunction - provides support without restricting movement.

  • Postural dysfunction - improve proprioceptive feedback to maintain correct posture.

  • Assist in muscle correction, increase muscle tone and change movement pattern.

  • Neurological conditions.

Myofascial Release Techniques

  • What is fascia and why should we care?

  • Cupping technique for muscle relaxation and pressure point release.

  • Benefits and research.

  • Different applications.

  • Use of IASTM tools for fascial tissue treatment.

  • Practice by regions of the equine body.

Benefits of fascial Release Treatment

  • Stimulates fascia to release tissue adhesions.

  • Supports recovery of scar tissue.

  • Improved posture, releasing tension in the body and allowing a more balanced posture.

  • Extends range of motion and mobility. This can be beneficial for horses recovering from injury or surgery, as well as those that are generally stiff or immobile due to age or other physical conditions.

  • Improved performance.

  • Stress reduction: relieving tension and helping them to relax. This can be beneficial for both horse and rider.

  • Stimulation of circulation

7th & 8th October 2023
Clonshire Equestrian Centre

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