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Assessment and Management of the Equine Spine

Online Course: Assessment and Management of the Equine Spine

Develop the skills to confidently assess and treat horses with back pain

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Course instructor:

Petra Zikmann

Petra has a vast amount of experience in equine and human physiotherapy

2.5-3 hours

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Back pain and dysfunction can lead to poor performance and cause alterations in a horse’s spinal kinematics. It can, however, be difficult to diagnose the exact cause of dysfunction in horses as subjective information can be limited, limb and spine issues can be interrelated and other external factors, such as the rider and saddle fit, can have a significant impact on a horse’s movement. All of these factors must be considered in the assessment of horses who present with back pain in order to develop the optimal management plan.


The aim of this course is to introduce you to the many facets of the physiotherapy assessment for the equine spine and specific management options.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Reading activity
  2. Video
  3. Reading activity
  4. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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