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.


Prerequisites:

ISBT Equine-Bowen Therapy course:
proof of appropriate horse handling skills. Applicants must be horse owners or will need to show documented proof they are experienced in horsemanship and stable management.

ISBT Canine-Bowen Therapy course:

applicants must be dog owners or need to be experienced in canine handling.


 

Equine Course

Level 1 course curriculum:
 

·        Theory and concepts of ISBT-Bowen Therapy

·        Equine musculo-skeletal anatomy

·        Introducing fascia

·        Veterinary terminology

·        Safety working around horses

·        Assessment procedures

·        Saddle fit

·        Therapy practice on humans to obtain a good technique
          before working on horses

·        Lumbar theory and practical

·        Mid back theory and practical

·        Shoulder theory and practical

·        Sequence use

·        After care


Level 2 course curriculum:


·      
Further ISBT-Bowen practical session on humans

·       Revise Level 1 Sequences

·       Introduction to soft tissue structures

·       Rider problems and their effect on the horse

·       Dental issues and identifying problems with bits

·       Neck theory and practical

·       Hamstrings theory and practical

·       Sacrum theory and practical

·       Sequence use


Levels 1 and 2
are very suitable for professionals, non-professionals and horse owners. Those students who wish to continue their training towards a Therapist qualification will be required to complete Levels 3 & 4 including case studies. They will also need to have completed Modules 1 & 2 of the ISBT Human Bowen Therapy course (or equivalent) to obtain their Therapist certificate and practising insurance. ISBT Equine Therapists will be required to have a good understanding of Human Bowen Therapy in order to be able to treat the rider as well as the horse.
 


Level 3 course curriculum:

·        Revision of Level 2 

·        Advanced gait and lameness

·        The unbalanced rider

·        Saddle related back problems

·        Equine body assessment

·        Lameness issues

·        TMJ (Jaw)

·        Pectorals 

·        Carpals

·        Obliques

·        Stifle

·        Advanced sacrum

·        Advanced neck techniques

·        Advanced shoulder techniques 

·        Case studies sharing and feedback


Level 4 course curriculum:

·        Revision of Level 3 

·        Advanced equine palpation and assessment

·        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

  

     

     

             

Canine Course

Level 1 course curriculum:

·        Theory and concepts of ISBT-Bowen Therapy
·        Canine musculo-skeletal anatomy

·        Introducing fascia
·        Veterinary terminology

·        Veterinary primary care 

·        Canine behaviour and safety issues

·        Therapy practice on humans to obtain a good technique
          before working on dogs

·       
Lumbar theory and practical
·       
Mid back theory and practical
·       
Shoulder theory and practical
·       
Sequence use
·       
After care

 

Level 2 course curriculum:

·        Further ISBT-Bowen practical session on humans

·        Revise Level 1 Sequences

·        Introduction to soft tissue structures

·        Body and gait assessment
·        Signs of ill health     
·        Common musculo-skeletal conditions

·        Neck theory and practical

·        Hamstrings theory and practical

·        Sacrum theory and practical

·        Sequence use

 
Levels 1 and 2 are very suitable for professionals, non-professionals and dog owners. Those students who wish to continue their training towards a Therapist qualification will be required to complete Levels 3 and 4 including case studies submission. They will also need to have completed Modules 1 & 2 of the ISBT Human Bowen Therapy course (or equivalent) to obtain their Therapist certificate and practising insurance. ISBT Canine Therapists will be required to have a good understanding of Human Bowen Therapy.

                                                                           

 

Level 3 course curriculum:

·        Revision of Level 2

·        Advanced gait and lameness

·        Breed specific musculo-skeletal conditions 
·        TMJ (Jaw) & Lymph
· 
       
Pectorals
·        Carpals/Metacarpals
·       
Obliques
·        Stifle

·        Adductors
·        Advanced neck techniques
·        Case studies sharing and feedback  

 

Level 4 course curriculum:

·       
Revision of Level 3
·        Advanced canine palpation and assessment                               
·        Therapist level rehabilitation and repair
·        Therapist level safety and handling
·        Insurance
·        Professional code of conduct
·        Case studies sharing and feedback
·        Written exam
·        Practical exam

 

 

 

 

Course Dates

Australia 2016/2017

ISBT-Equine Bowen Therapy
Course Venue: Clyde North, Vic.

Equine Course Level 1 - 1/2 October
Equine Course Level 2 - 10/11 Sept. & 19/20 November
Equine Course Level 3 - May 2017 - dates to be confirmed
Equine Course Level 4 - October 2017 - dates to be confirmed

ISBT-Canine Bowen Therapy
Course Venue: Narre Warren, Vic.

Canine Course Level 1 - 15/16 October 
Canine Course Level 2 - 12/13 November
Canine Course Level 3 - 3/4 September & May 2017-dates tbc
Canine Course Level 4 - May 2017-dates tbc & Oct. 2017-dates tbc
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New Zealand 2016

ISBT-Canine Bowen Therapy
Course Venue: KURI centre, Harewood, near Christchurch airport,
Sth. Island, New Zealand.

Canine Course Level 1 - 23/24 July
Canine Course Level 2 - 30/31 July  


For all Australian and New Zealand course information contact Lisa at

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 2016

Canine course - Hundekurs Level 1 16/17.07 in Wiesbaden/Naurod
Canine course - Hundekurs Level 2 03/04.09 in Wiesbaden/Naurod

For Canine course information contact:

Sabine Escher

www.isbt-deutschland.de

Equine course - Pferdekurs Level 1 28./29.05 in Kinzigheim
Equine course - Pferdekurs Level 2 30/31.08 in Kinzigheim
Equine course - Pferdekurs Level 3 19./20.07

For Equine course information contact:

Boris Kriegel
boris.kriegel@koeln.de oder Handy: 0173-269 11 81
www.isbt-deutschland.de

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Switzerland 2016

Equine course - Pferdekurs Level 1 1/2.10 
Equine course - Pferdekurs Level 2 26/27.11

 

boris.kriegel@koeln.de oder Handy: 0173-269 11 81
www.isbt-deutschland.de