ISBT-Equine Bowen Therapy / ISBT-Canine Bowen Therapy
Suzanne and Lisa discussing position
of moves at a stable in Hong Kong


Conducted by internationally experienced animal physical therapist, Suzanne Baker BSc DC Dip Acc., the two animal courses are the ISBT-Equine Bowen Therapy and the ISBT-Canine Bowen Therapy but the principles may be applied on many other animals.


For those students who have not studied a Bowen Therapy human course, a prerequisite is Module One (two days) of ISBT’s human course. This is essential to give the students experience of the techniques in order to gain an understanding of palpation and the level of pressure required. ISBT believes that without this experience, it is not possible to correctly and safely apply this work on animals.


Participating in at least part of the human course will also be useful for students to be able to treat horse riders. Many riders have back/pelvic problems, which may cause them to sit incorrectly and restrict movement. An unbalanced rider may cause the horse back pain, create resistance, stiffness, lameness and general poor performance.


Therapists who have trained with other schools may be required to demonstrate their application of the work.


As an additional prerequisite for the Equine Course, non horse owners will be required to provide evidence of their experience in horse management and horse handling.

More on Suzanne Baker

Equine Course

Areas covered in Level 1 include:

 

  • Full Back and Neck
  • Sacrum
  • Shoulders
  • Hamstrings

    Additional subjects covered include:
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  • Assessment Procedures
  • Musculo-skeletal Anatomy
  • Equine Behaviour
  • Palpation Skills
  • Primary Veterinary Care
  • Veterinary Terminology
  • Saddlery
  • Shoeing
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    Areas covered in Level 2 include:

     

  • Revision of Level 1 
  • TMJ (Jaw)
  • Pectorals 
  • Carpals
  • Obliques
  • Stifle
  • Advanced Sacral
  • Advanced Neck Techniques
  • Advanced Shoulder Techniques 

  • Additional subjects covered include:

     

  • Gait Mechanics
  • Rider Problems
  • Saddle Fit
  • Equine Body Symmetry
  • Lameness Issues
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    Level 3 includes: 

     

  • Revision of Level 2 
  • Advanced Equine Palpation and Assessment
  • Advanced Gait and Lameness
  • Performance and Rider Problems
  • Therapist Level Saddlery
  • Therapist Level Teeth and Bitting
  • Therapist Level Shoeing
  • Therapist Level Safety Awareness
  • Insurance
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • Case Studies Sharing and Feedback
  • Written Exam
  • Practical Exam
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    Canine Course

    Areas covered in Level 1 include:

     

  • Full Back and Neck
  • Sacrum
  • Shoulders
  • Hamstrings

  • Additional subjects covered include:

     

  • Assessment Procedures 
  • Canine Behaviour
  • Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy
  • Palpation Skills  
  • Primary Veterinary Care
  • Veterinary Terminology
  •  

    Areas covered in Level 2 include:

     

  • Revision of Level 1
  • TMJ (Jaw) & Lymph
  • Pectorals
  • Carpals/Metacarpals
  • Obliques
  • Stifle
  • Adductors
  • Advanced Neck Techniques
  • Advanced Shoulder Techniques
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    Level 3 includes:

     

  • Revision of Level 2
  • Advanced Canine Palpation and Assessment
  • Advanced Gait and Lameness
  • Common Musculo-Skeletal Conditions
  • Therapist Level Rehabilitation and Repair
  • Therapist Level Safety and Handling
  • Insurance
  • Professional Code of Conduct
  • Case Studies Sharing and Feedback
  • Written Exam
  • Practical Exam
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    Course Dates

    Australia 2014/2015

    Equine Course Level 1 - Clyde North, Vic. November 15/16
    Canine Course Level 1 - Narre Warren, Vic. March 7/8, 2015 

    Canine Course Level 2 - Narre Warren, Vic. November 08/09
    Equine Course Level 2 - Clyde North, Vic. November 13/14

    Equine Course Level 3 - Clyde North, Vic. 28 Feb/1 March, 2015
    Canine Course Level 3 - Narre Warren, Vic. March 5/6, 2015

    For course information contact:

    isbt@bigpond.com

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    Hong Kong

    For course information contact:

    irene@bowen-therapy.hk
    www.bowen-therapy.hk

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    Germany 2014

    Equine course - Pferdekurs Level 1 28 /29.06.2014 in 59368 Werne

    Canine course - Hundekurs Level 2 05 /06.07.2014 in 65207 Wiesbaden
    For course information contact:

    sabine.escher@isbt-deutschland.de
    www.isbt-deutschland.de

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    Portugal 2014

    Canine Course - Algarve, July 22/23
    Equine Course - Algarve, July 26/27
    For course information contact:

    isbt@bigpond.com