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Equine Body Workers
Massage Therapists
Tuition: $1,495 AUD + GST
Advanced STM & muscle activation techniques
Advanced stretching  & ROM restoration exercises
Gait evaluation practical
Clinical reasoning practical
Detailed course manual, supplies & handouts
Supportive class environment
Morning & Afternoon Tea
115 + hrs of learning 
Instructor Dr Nicole Rombach 

Nicole Rombach presents this 3-daycourse for licensed equine health care professionals (please see prerequisites). This course follows EQ103 Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilisation & Clinical Reasoning Course in the Equinology® Bodyworker series.


Nicole takes students on an in-depth look at the spinal column in regards to biomechanics, function and dysfunction as well as joint mobilisation. The course is presented with hands on practicals and backed with evidence-base concepts, specimens, illustrations and horses of varying body types and conditions. Muscular facilitation techniques, core strength exercises and static/dynamic motion assessment are covered in addition to hands-on practicals and classroom theory. Participants will also have the opportunity to utilise the Equicore Concepts EQUBAND™ system as well as other professional tools used to improve strength,condition and proprioception. Advanced equine bodywork techniques are presented throughout the course so participants can utilise these in their current practice.

The course emphasises proper protocol for utilising the techniques presented in the course. All concepts are anatomically and biomechanically referenced. The course will also include assessment of the entire horse including both static and dynamic evaluation in regards to the muscular symmetry and neurological guidelines.

Course Outline

​​The following topics are included in this class:



  • Biomechanics: evidence-based concepts of mechanoreception, nocioception and joint mobilisation/range of motion (ROM) in function/dysfunction of the equine spinal column. 

  • Neuromotor control: evidence-based concepts of motor control in dynamic functional stability.

  • Evidence-based concepts of muscle activation and proprioceptive facilitation: rehabilitation versus conditioning/training.



  • Joint mobilisation and ROM techniques for the spinal column (cervical and cervicothoracic region, thoracic and thoracolumbar region, lumbopelvic region, sarcral/coccygeal region). 

  • Static & Dynamic assessment with an emphasis on development of muscular symmetry and/or asymmetry.

  • Clinical Reasoning based on findings from static and dynamic evaluations.

  • Muscular facilitation techniques/methods for proprioceptive activation. 

  • Core strength activation & facilitation techniques.

 This course is perfect for: 

  • Equinology Equine Body Workers who who have completed the class & externship components of the Advanced Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilisation & Clinical Reasoning Course

  • Equine body workers & massage therapists who have approved qualifications that make them eligible for participation (more in prerequisites below) 

  • Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, Physical Therapists, Doctors of Chiropractic, Doctors of Osteopath, Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Nurses & Physical Therapy Assistants.


There are strict eligibility requirements for this course.

​Please download the following pdf which outlines the requirements in detail. 




Resource Materials:

  • Review the anatomy and physiology sections of the text: Anatomy of Equine Body Work: The Equinology® Approach; July 2014 (copies of the updated text can be purchased directly through Equinology® Australia - New Zealand)

  • Review the muscular skeletal system

  • Advanced EEBW Level 2 Course Workbook, July 2014 (copies of the updated text can be purchased directly through Equinology® Australia - New Zealand)

Important Info:  

​Class starts promptly at 8:00 am each day & concludes at 5:00 pm. Please plan to arrive at 7:45 am on Day 1 to allow for registration. We take 30 minutes for lunch. We provide accommodation & meal packages for students. If you plan to bring your own lunch, there is a fridge, microwave & kitchen facilities for you.  Required Reading: Review of the EEBW certification course manual.

This course is not for you if:  

You are not yet qualified. Instead consider:

EQ100 Equinology Equine Body Worker certification

EQ1100 Equine Myofascial Release 



Equinology ANZ EQ108LP