The Equine Hyoid; Functions, Mechanisms and Corrective Techniques for the Equine Manual Therapist With Sara Farina (Animal Osteopath)
24th May 2024 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm£120
This CPD will be focussing on the Hyoid bone; its directly and indirectly correlated structures and practical techniques on how to treat them. It will cover anatomy revision of the area and practical skills for treatment.
Sara Farina works internationally as a human and animal osteopath. Her interest in the role of the hyoid began in human osteopathy practice, where she observed great benefits in patients with cervical issues when the hyoid and connected structures were treated.
Structurally, the hyoid is cardinal in its support of the anterior cervical musculature and fascia.
From a practitioner point of view, she believes it becomes a key to accessing the anterior cervical soft tissues and influencing the tension patterns in this area and beyond.
This CPD will have a holistic and mostly osteopathic approach, but it is open to all equine soft tissue and rehab practitioners.
You can participate either to the equine or canine day, or sign up for both days. There is a discount for those who attend both days (£200 for both).
- Anatomy of hyoid bone and directly attached structures
- Anatomy of the whole area with particular consideration to fascial attachments
- Theory of osteopathic techniques taught such as fascial release
- Evidence based approach to biomechanical release of the area and consequent benefits
- When to look at the hyoid: presentation of symptoms which may indicate issues around the hyoid
- Outline of techniques which will be taught in afternoon
- Considerations around how certain riding gadgets affect this area (example: draw reins)
- Demonstration of techniques and time for students to practice on models
Therapeutic techniques for rebalancing the hyoid:
– soft tissue
– balanced ligamentous tension
– fascial release
– upper complex mobilisation and gapping
- Q & A and final considerations