Equine Fascia Case Days

October 2 to 4, 2019, Bingen&Waldalgesheim, Germany

Sorry, but we have had to cancel this course due to lack of sufficient registrations at the early registration deadline!


In cooperation with Tierklinik Binger Wald

Participants will witness experts in the diagnosis and treatment of fascia restrictions that induce locomotion disturbances. Karin Leibbrandt, Tuulia Luomala and Nicole Rombach will work up routine clinical cases. They will discuss their approaches, diagnosis and treatment options as they proceed. On the third day ample opportunity is given to improve your own skills while working under the guidance of the experts! This course is designed for persons with a good to very good level of expertise in this field!


Wednesday, October 2 | Practice 9:00 to 18:00 hours
Tierklinik Binger Wald | Credited by ATF with 7 hours of CE

Clinical examination of cases.

We will work on horses with locomotion disturbances. The day will be divided into three sessions of 120 minutes each. In each session a new case is presented / instructor, but the group of participants changes, so the participants get an opportunity to experience each of the instructors routine clinical exam.

Thursday, October 3 | Theory 9:00 to 18:00 hours
Hotel NH Bingen | Credited by ATF with 7 hours of CE

Each case worked from the day before will be presented. This will include photos, eventually videos and history. Participants can comment on the diagnostic and treatment options. A treatment plan for each case will be developed and demonstrated on day 3 on as many cases as possible.

Time allowing the following topics will be lectured on by the instructors:

  • Karin: The effect of hypermobility on fascia and posture
  • Tuulia: Animal fascial manipulation, idea of the protocol
  • Nicole: Motor control in movement retraining: evaluation, techniques, and follow-up work

Friday, October 4 | Practice 9:00 to 16:00 hours
Tierklinik Binger Wald | Credited by ATF with 6 hours of CE

Participants will work with the instructors to reexamine and treat selected cases of day 1 to improve their skills.

The instructors

Karin Leibbrandt
is a certified veterinary surgeon specializing in horse rehabilitation and training. Some fifteen years ago, she found herself regularly called upon to deal with equine lameness and neck, back and pelvis complaints that existing therapeutic treatments could not remedy on a lasting basis. She went in search of the root cause and found it in the way horses are trained. She attended training courses organized by leading specialists and trainers and selected the most effective techniques from conventional veterinary science, alternative medicine, training, human rehabilitation and core stability into her diagnostic and treatment tool box. She recently published the following book: Compassionate Training for Today’s Sport horse; Biomechanics in Four Dimensions, the Key to Improving Posture, Balance and Strength. 2018. Het Boekenschap.

Tuulia Luomala
graduated from University of applied sciences of Tampere as Physiotherapist. Since 2000 she has been working as a private practitioner, lecturer and teacher. Tuulia has strong practical background concerning musculoskeletal rehabilitation of humans and animals. She is focused on fascial anatomy, fascial manipulation and practical applications of fascial treatments and exercises to both, humans and animals. Tuulia has been working as a chairman of the Finnish association of animal physiotherapist since four years. She has published the following books: 1) A Practical guide to Fascial Manipulation: An evidence- and clinical-based approach. 2016. Elsevier and 3 books in Finnish. Fascia: From the clinical perspective, 2016, VK-Kustannus. Pocket book of massage, 2017, Sanoma Pro. Mobility training, 2018, VK-Kustannus.

Nicole Rombach
acquired a human massage qualification (United Kingdom) in 1997, the Equinology Equine Body Worker® certification in 1998 and the Equinology Master Equine Body Worker® certification (USA) in 1999 and has since taken most of the courses in the Equinology Specialized certification series. She holds the Caninology Canine Body Worker certification, and has also completed the post-graduate and MSc programs in Animal Manipulation (small and large animals) with the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and University of Wales in the United Kingdom. In 2013, she earned her PhD from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University investigating equine neck pain from the perspectives of pathology, neuromotor control and equine behavior associated with spinal dysfunction. In her equine sport therapy practice she works in direct veterinary liaison to design individualized therapeutic programs for sport horses, with a particular focus on neuromuscular conditioning and movement retraining for spinal dysfunction.

What you need to know...


NH Bingen (instructors are accommodated here)
Am Rhein Nahe Eck
D-55411 Bingen;
Phone +49 (0) 6721 79 60;

a room contingent has been reserved for this event under:
EN: https://www.nh-hotels.com/event/arno-lindner-
DE: https://www.nh-hotels.de/event/arno-lindner-
In the case that the rooms are gone than try through reservation.nhbingen@nh-hotels.com; www.nh-hoteles.com;
Other hotels through: http://www.bingen.de/

Date & Location

  • October 2, 2019 | Tierklinik Binger Wald, Hofgut Kreling · D-55425 Waldalgesheim, Germany, Phone: +49 (0) 6721 94 24 0 · http://www.tierklinik-bingerwald.de
  • October 3, 2019 | NH Bingen  – see address below
  • October 4, 2019 | Tierklinik Binger Wald

Further information

Arbeitsgruppe Pferd – Task Force Horse
Arno Lindner
Heinrich-Röttgen-Str. 20, 52428 Jülich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2461 340-430; Fax: -484;
contact@agpferd.de; www.agpferd.com

  • Nearest airports: Frankfurt am Main (FRA) and Frankfurt-Hahn (http://www.flyhahn.com); However, Cologne/Bonn (CGN) and Düsseldorf (DUS) are good choices too because from there it is rather easy to get to Bingen by train and the hotel is within 10 minutes walking distance from the railway station (Hauptbahnhof) Bingen.
  • Bios of speakers: see our website www.agpferd.com
  • More equine vet professional’s education: please check under events in www.agpferd.com