In this program you will look at various basic aspects relating to equine kinesiology taping. From in class theory to hands-on equine taping activities, you will gain the basic knowledge and skills to practice on your own horse.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Discuss the principles behind kinesiology taping
- Identify where, when and why the tape should be applied
- Identify contraindications of taping
- Identify key features of equine superficial anatomy as they relate to taping procedures
- Handle the tape effectively
- Assess the area to be taped
- Prepare the area of the body for taping
- Measure the appropriate length of tape for specific applications
- Correctly apply and remove the tape
What You Will Learn
You will learn through presentation/discussion, demonstration, and hands-on practice.
To receive the certificate, you will need to demonstrate correct taping technique:
- explain the principles of kinesiology taping;
- identify important contraindications; and
- apply the tape correctly for specific applications
The course instructor is Christa Veinotte. She is a graduate of the 2-year, 2200 hour massage therapy program at D'arcy Lane Institute in London, Ontario and has taken advanced training from the Upledger Institute in Florida (Craniosacral Therapy Levels 1 & 2; Lymphatic Drainage Levels 1,2 and 3). Her background also includes Canine, Feline and Equine 1st Aid courses; Equine Technology (New Liskeard College of Agricultural Technology); and 1st year pre-Vet at NSAC. She has been registered in 3 provinces (ON, NB and NS) was the first Canadian to obtain certification in Kinesiotaping on horses. She has performed over 30 000 career treatments, and her clients include Olympic and World Cup horses. She currently co-instructs with Equine 1st Aid and was the first Canadian instructor with Equi-Tape. She is a guest lecturer at NSAC, Assistant instructor at the Canadian College of Natural Medicine, Instructor and course developer at Eastern College, and Instructor for Equi-Tape. She is currently developing a series of manual lymph drainage courses for other health care practitioners, and is a published author in numerous magazines and newspapers.
Students will require appropriate clothing to work around horses. You must wear steel-toed show/sneakers/boots when working around the horses. No open-toed shoes allowed. Must have previous experience handling horses.
Anyone who is a horse owner, rider, trainer and/or coach.
"I took this course to help my mare feel more comfortable and to expand my knowledge. This course was very effective at teaching me techniques that I could apply at home"
"I feel very comfortable using the knowledge gained within this course in applying it to my own horse kinesiology taping. Christa was very professional teaching and Dal AC was a perfect host facility. Great opportunity for any equestrian"
"A great learning experience! Well worth the trip from Ontario. Christa is very Knowledgeable. I'm grateful to be able to learn from her experience"