The Equine Fascia Days – Diagnosing and treating equine locomotion disorders through fascia release techniques

Bingen&Waldalgesheim, Germany, October 26 to 29, 2017

There are no places left for this course. We are planning another course on the subject in 2018. Please send me an email and we will contact you as soon as we know all details.


In cooperation with Tierklinik Binger Wald

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Equine Fascia Days accredited by the Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung (Academy for Continuous Veterinary Education, Germany) October 26 7 hours, October 27 8 hours, October 28 8 hours, October 29 6 hours.

This course will show the participants the importance of understanding fascia, its 3-D network, the identification of fascia restrictions and the use of treatment modalities to restore locomotion. The theoretical part of the course will go through fascia in general: superficial and profound fascia, embryology, anatomy and histology as well as myofascial kinetic lines in horses following the human model of Thomas Myers. Thereafter, fascia pathology and its influence on biomechanics both in the spine and the limbs will be emphasized. Different treatment methods like Fascial Manipulation by Luigi Stecco in humans, a novel acupuncture technique for the Myofascial Kinetic Lines, direct and indirect techniques as well as well-known and novel methods of measuring muscle activity for quali- and quantitative evaluation of therapeutic effects will be introduced. In the practical part, horses will undergo the normal veterinary clinical examination, followed by measurements of muscle function and health with different diagnostic methods. These will serve to evaluate on horses the effect of the different treatment modalities. The participants will practice all treatment methods.


Thursday, October 26 | Lectures 9:30 to 18:00 hours
Hotel NH Bingen | ATF acknowledgement is being requested
With Adrian Harrison, Tuulia Luomala, Rikke Schultz and Vibeke Sødring Elbrønd

  • Role of fascia. Relevant research
  • Equine fascia - Back, hindquarter, shoulder, neck
  • Equine myofascial lines
  • Fascia release and the effect on the muscles – can we measure this?

Friday, October 27 | Practical work 9:00 to 18:30 hours
Tierklinik Binger Wald | ATF acknowledgement is being requested
With Adrian Harrison, Kai Kreling, Tuulia Luomala, Rikke Schultz and Vibeke Sødring Elbrønd

  • Examination of horses with locomotion problems. Participants will rotate with their case among:
  1. Clinical veterinary exam;
  2. Accoustic Myography (AMG);
  3. Fascia restriction;
  4. Myofascia kinetic lines;
  5. Anatomical details.

Saturday, October 28 | 9:00 to 18:30 hours
ATF acknowledgement is being requested
With Adrian Harrison, Kai Kreling, Tuulia Luomala, Rikke Schultz and Vibeke Sødring Elbrønd
Morning lectures at Hotel NH Bingen

  • Discussion of measurements and examinations of day 2 and the fascia treatment options

Afternoon practical work in Tierklinik Binger Wald

  • Participants will manually treat the horses of day 2
  • AMG measurement of horses

Sunday, October 29 | Hands on 9:00 to 17:00 hours
Tierklinik Binger Wald | ATF acknowledgement is being requested
With Adrian Harrison, Kai Kreling, Tuulia Luomala, Rikke Schultz and Vibeke Sødring Elbrønd

  • Discussion of the treatments on day 3 and AMG measurements
  • Practicing fascia testing and treatment: 1) Stecco method; 2) Kinetic line methods
  • AMG measurements
  • General discussion and presentation of the AMG results.


Adrian Harrison
graduated with a HND in Agriculture from Harper Adams College, a BSc in Biochemsitry and Nutrition from Newcastle University and a D.Phil. in Muscle Physiology from Cambridge University. He is Associate Professor in Physiology at the Department of Clinical Veterinary and Animal Sciences in the Health and Medical Sciences Faculty at Copenhagen University. His primary research field is skeletal muscle physiology - static as well as dynamic measurement with focus on not only equine muscles, but also human patients and sports athletes. Besides his University teaching and research duties, he is CEO of a small company (MyoDynamik ApS) which designs and sells acoustic myography units for canine, equine and human muscle recordings.

Kai Kreling
is an active rider and licensed amateur rider instructor. He studied veterinary medicine at the University of Gießen, Germany, and settled in 1989 in Waldalgesheim where he restructured an animal farm into an equine and small animal clinic and rehabilitation centre with training track, watertread, riding arena and other facilities for the purpose. His special interests are orthopaedics and dentistry. Since many years he leads and organizes meetings for veterinarians and farriers on podology.

Rikke M. Schultz
graduated in 1992 from the Royal Danish Veterinary School. She worked between 1992 and 1997 in mixed practice in Iceland and from 1997 to 2006 in an equine clinic in Denmark. In 1997 she certified in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and in 2003 in osteopathy by the International School of Equine Osteopathy by Pascal Evrard. In 2016 she certified in veterinary homeopathy and is a member of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. Since 2006 she runs a private equine practice with complementary medicine and enrolled in 2010 in a Master study at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic Care in Bournemouth University, England. Between 2011 and 2013 she was involved in a research project on “Myofascial chains in horses” at the Royal Danish Veterinary School and has been lecturing on non-pharmaceutical pain alleviation, acupuncture, manual therapy and myofascial release techniques in European and North America.


Vibeke Sødring Elbrønd
graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Copenhagen and has a PhD in Anatomy and Physiology. She is Associate Professor in Anatomy and Biochemistry at the Department of Veterinary and Animal Science. In 2008 she completed an education in Veterinary Chiropractic and since then her research field is biomechanics / functional anatomy with focus on fasciae and functionality and integrity of fasciae. She has been lecturing at several conferences, courses, educations and workshops in this topic. In 2016 she passed the IVAS exam in Veterinary Acupuncture. Besides the University she runs a small practice where she treats the locomotion system of dogs and horses using manual therapies such as chiropractic and fasciae release as well as laser and acupuncture treatments.

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 to 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 Finnish association of animal physiotherapist since 4 years. She has recently published the following books: 1) A Practical guide to Fascial Manipulation: An evidence- and clinical-based approach. 2016. Elsevier; 2) Fascia: From the clinical perspective. 2016. VK-Kustannus.

What you need to know...

Dates and location

  • October 26, 2017 | NH Bingen  – see address below
  • October 27, 2017 | Tierklinik Binger Wald, Hofgut Kreling · D-55425 Waldalgesheim, Germany, Phone: +49 (0) 6721 94 24 0 ·
  • October 28, 2017 | Morning NH Bingen, afternoon Tierkliniik Binger Wald
  • October 29, 2017 | Tierklinik Binger Wald


NH Bingen
Am Rhein Nahe Eck · D-55411 Bingen;
Phone +49 (0) 6721 79 60;;;

Further information

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

  • Nearest airports: Frankfurt am Main (FRA) and Frankfurt-Hahn (; 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 5 minutes walking distance from the railway station (Hauptbahnhof) Bingen.
  • Bios of speakers: see our website
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There are no places left for this course. We are planning another course on the subject in 2018. Please send me an email and we will contact you as soon as we know all details.