Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete – A 2-Day Practical Course

Date: Wed 26th Sep 2018 - Thu 27th Sep 2018
Venue: Sundby Gård Midtre
Location: near Oslo, Southern Norway (Oslo Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet NOK 6200.00 NOK 9500.00
2nd vet, same clinic NOK 5900.00 NOK 9050.00
BEVA Member NOK 5300.00 -
Student NOK 1250.00 NOK 1900.00
Veterinary Nurse NOK 4500.00 NOK 7200.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) NOK 3100.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 15th August 2018
Registration Deadline: Tuesday 25th September 2018

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.


Wed 26 - Thu 27 September 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.


The field of rehabilitation of the equine athlete suffering from orthopedic injuries has developed enormously over the past decades with an array of human therapeutic modalities having become available to equine practitioners.  For the busy practicing vet it is however difficult to untangle which modalities to use for what type of injury, how to use them and to research clinical efficacies. 

This 2-day practical course covers how to devise therapeutic exercise protocols and adapt them to specific injuries and how to include physiotherapy as the foundation of rehabilitation of the equine athlete.  The following therapeutic modalities will furthermore be covered in individual lectures by discussing their modes of action, indications for use, human and veterinary literature reviews and clinical experiences:

  • Aquatic therapy – Underwater treadmill & Swimming
  • Whole body vibration
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Cold & hot therapy
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
  • Radiofrequency therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Laser therapy
  • Pulsed electromagnetic therapy

In the afternoons, 7 hours of case-based and practical session on live horses will allow attendees to further their practical skills on live horses in small groups and to discuss the above topics with the specialists.   Each attendee will rotate through the following stations:

  • Exercises to improve Proprioception – focus on Upper Limb & Back/SI
  • Radiofrequency Therapy on live horses
  • Development of Treatment Plans & Therapeutic Monitoring
  • Aquatic Therapy demonstration
  • Strengthening Exercises – focus on Upper Limb & Back/SI
  • Whole Body Vibration & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes, a wine & cheese reception and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the practical nature of this course.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:               B-EP.3;  C-E.2;  C-E.4;  C-E.5;  C-E.6;  C-E.7;  C-E.15; C-E.16;  C-EP.17



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    Lee Clark

    United Kingdom

    Chartered Physiotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist
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    Lee is a Chartered Physiotherapist qualifying in 1997 from the University of Teesside in the UK. He worked in the NHS for 2 years whist training to become a Chartered Animal Physiotherapist, graduating in 1999 as a Cat A member of ACPAT. He then completed a 2-year postgraduate course in manual therapy/sports at Glasgow University in 2001. Lee has completed numerous other courses in many different techniques such as Acupuncture, Laser Therapy, Neurology, Kinesiotaping, Saddle Fitting and Manipulation. In 2011 Lee was appointed the Official Team Physiotherapist for the British Equestrian Team responsible for treating the horses and riders and has worked at numerous European and World Equestrian Games including WEG 2014. In 2012 he was selected to be one of the physiotherapists at the London 2012 Olympic Games providing treatment for horses travelling from all over the world to compete. Lee now continues to combine human and equine work, dividing time equally between Darlington Physiotherapy and Sport Injury clinic specialising in the treatment of riders, and The Equine Physiotherapy Clinic which specialises in rehabilitating horses after serious injury.

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    Andris J. Kaneps
    DVM, PhD, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery & in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Andy completed veterinary school at the University of Minnesota in 1978 and continued advanced studies with an internship at Colorado State University and an equine surgery residency at the Ohio State University. He completed his doctoral program in the J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Laboratory at the University of California-Davis in 1994.  Dr. Kaneps is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Kaneps is the co-editor and author of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery 2nd edition (Saunders 2013), Equine Exercise Physiology (Saunders 2007) and Clinical Advisor: The Horse (Elsevier 2011). With Dr. Steve Adair at the University of Tennessee he developed the curriculum for, and teaches in, the certification program for equine physical therapy that results in the designation Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CERP).?His sports medicine practice is based in New England where he specializes in equine lameness diagnosis and treatment, sport horse performance, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and equine physical treatment.  

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    Steve Adair, III
    MS, DVM, Dipl.ACVS, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Equine Surgery & in Equine Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Adair earned his D.V.M from Auburn University after receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s from Auburn University. After receiving his D.V.M., Dr. Adair spent two years in private equine practice and completed a surgery residency at the University of Tennessee. He is presently an Associate Professor of Equine Surgery, Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Dr. Adair is board certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and as a charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Adair’s primary research areas include Equine Orthopedics, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Equine Rehabilitation. Dr. Adair has been conducting research since 1986 and has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Journal of Veterinary Research, Veterinary Surgery and the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

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    Tim Watson
    BSc, PhD, FCSP

    United States

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    Tim trained as a physiotherapist in London, UK, qualifying in 1979. After spending some years in the Health Service, and with various sports clubs and National Teams, he took up a lecturing role at West Middlesex Hospital, then Brunel University and now at the University of Hertfordshire. He undertook a degree in Biomedical Sciences followed by a PhD in Bioelectronics from the University of Surrey in 1994. He researches in several fields associated primarily with electro physical agents / electrotherapy and tissue repair and is currently Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Hertfordshire and a freelance consultant. He has published over 50 journal papers, is editor of a core text on electrotherapy and has contributed numerous chapters in other edited texts and is on the Editorial Board of 2 physical therapy journals. He reviews for more than 25 journals and grant authorities and has presented more than 870 professional lectures, short courses and conference papers. He is responsible for the www.electrotherapy.org web site and has recently instigated the Electrophysical Forum (www.electrophysicalforum.org). He was awarded a Fellowship of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK in 2013 and is on the Executive for the Electro Physical Agents and Diagnostic Ultrasound (EPADU) group in the UK and President of the International Society for Electro Physical Agents in Physical Therapy (ISEAPT) group of the WCPT.

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Sundby Gård Midtre


Sundby Gård Midtre
Vestre Hurdalsvei 11
2032 Maura


Distance from Oslo Airport: approx. 15Km

Directions: Head north on Lufthavnvegen - Slight left onto Lufthavnvegen - Take exit 2 toward Hønefoss/Nannestad/Rv35 - Merge onto E16 - At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on E16 - At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rv176 - At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Gardermovegen/Rv176 - At the roundabout, continue straight onto Vestre Hurdalsveg/Rv120 - Clinic will be on the right

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