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The three equine diaphragms and their role in whole body function CPD: A holistic approach to treatment

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


This CPD day with Osteopath; Sara Farina, explores the three diaphragms of the body (cervicothoracic, respiratory and pelvic) and how their function influences each other within the integrated body as a whole. The diaphragms are in constant movement, forming a pressure regulating mechanism for brain-body function. To practitioners, they provide an access point to affect the nervous system’s regulatory mechanisms and influence optimal wellbeing of the animal. This course will draw on evidence-based biomechanical principles, as well as osteopathic treatment theory to provide a holistic approach to the consideration, assessment and treatment of the three diaphragms.

£120 for the one day, or £200 for both the equine and canine CPDs.

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–         Introduction to the concept of the three diaphragms within the body

–        Anatomy and pathophysiology of the cervicothoracic, respiratory and pelvic diaphragms and related structures

–        Anatomy of the vagus and related nerves and their relationship with the diaphragms

–        Evidence informed approach to biomechanical release of these areas and consequent benefits

–        Regional interdependence: how the function of each diaphragm influences the others and the whole body

–        Considerations around movement biomechanics and how good function of the diaphragms effects this

–        Theory of osteopathic techniques taught, such as fascial release and mobilisation

–        Outline of techniques which will be taught in afternoon


–        Demonstration of techniques with time for students to practice and receive hands on tuition  

–        Q&A and final considerations 


October 31
9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Jo Rose
07989 505264
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Village Farm
Emmington, OX39 4AA United Kingdom + Google Map
07989 505264