International Association of Animal Therapists
Continued Professional Development

Equine Acupressure and holistic assessment

A 2 day course suitable for vets, equine physios and other bodywork practitioners.

Dr Waas is a passionate and informative teacher, who’s in depth and well researched material will cover:

  • Dr Kerry Ridgeway’s acupuncture points for the relief of musculoskeletal issues.
  • Dr Kerry Ridgeway’s acupuncture points for Gastro-intestinal issues.
  • Assessment and usage of the points.
  • Up to date teachings on fascia, and the management of the whole horse for systemic wellness, including foot balance, teeth and feeding.

The days are a well distributed mixture of practical application and theoretical presentations with many chances for Q&A and practicing the techniques. This course will teach the application of acupressure to the points.

Days will run 9:30am-4:00pm

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided, please bring your own lunches.

COVID measures will be in place, and all course materials will be provided digitally.

Venue: Tilefield Equestrian, Brockenhurst, New Forest.

Course Fee: £450 + an even share of her airfare from Germany.

Course limited to 10 people to maintain quality of teaching and distancing measures.

From Dr Waas’ website :

Many of your horse's disorders can be treated with acupuncture, or it can be applied concurrently to support ongoing Western medical treatment. I have also had very good results in some cases where traditional veterinary medicine yields limited results, for example Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), recurring colic, or sweet itch.

In addition, I trained under  DVM in Aiken (SC, USA) and learned a special technique for releasing your horse's tense muscles by properly placing just a few needles. Dr. Ridgway also taught me a method for diagnosing equine gastric ulcers. This is, in my opinion, one of the most commonly overlooked/misdiagnosed disorders in equine medicine, because Western methods of diagnosis of this condition are involved and expensive. This is further complicated by the fact that there is a wide range of symptoms that vary greatly from horse to horse, making it difficult to recognize. Using  method, I am able to accurately and inexpensively determine if your horse suffers from these ulcers.

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