Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete – Webinar Series & 1-Day of Wetlabs

Date: Sat 29th Aug 2020
Venue: Hevoskuntola Vesiitti
Location: Nurmijärvellä, Vermosta
Contact Hours: 15 hours
Course Language: English (Finnish Moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet EUR 385.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic - -
Vet L&P / Tech L-only - -
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) EUR 290.00 -
Student EUR 80.00 -
Physiotherapist / Veterinary Nurse EUR 290.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 1st April 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday 31st July 2020

* 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.


Live Webinars & 1-Day of Wetlabs on Sat 29 August 2020

Webinar Series Registration:   Choose 'Lectures Only' option and you will receive webinar invitations in due course and an access code for on-demand viewing of all lecture recordings.

(Webinar schedule published below)

As a result of the current Covid-19 restrictions all lectures of this course will be given via webinars over the coming weeks.  All webinars (incl. Q&A) will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing.  The 7-8 hours of practical sessions of both course days will be condensed to 1-day of wetlabs held at Hevoskuntola Vesiitti on Saturday 29th of August 2020.



The field of rehabilitation of the equine athlete suffering from orthopaedic 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 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

The 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:

  • Physiotherapy – Manual Treatment Techniques
  • Exercises to improve Proprioception – focus on Upper Limb & Back/SI
  • Development of Treatment Plans & Therapeutic Monitoring
  • Horse – Rider Interactions
  • Strengthening Exercises – focus on Upper Limb & Back/SI
  • Aquatic Therapy & Other Therapeutic Modalities

The course fee includes lunch, coffee/tea breaks, extensive electronic course notes, and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only/Live-Stream) 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.



The live-streams have finished and all the webinars are now available for on-demand viewing.


Registration Process:    Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an access link for on-demand viewing for a limited period of time.  The course fee includes extensive electronic course notes and a certificate of attendance.

  • VetPD

    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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    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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    David Argüelles
    DVM, LV, Ms, PhD, Dipl.ECVS


    European Specialist in Equine Surgery
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    Dr. David Argüelles has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Barcelona. He holds the Supervisor of Medicinal Nuclear Resonance License and has a Diploma in Equine Surgery from the European Veterinary College. He also has a Masters in Science, as well as a PhD from the University of Barcelona.
    Dr. Argüelles has published articles in 25 international publications and is an active lecturer and organizer of equine CPD courses. He has worked in 12 different countries as an equine surgeon and has strong interests in regenerative therapy, rehabilitation, sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery.  
    He has recently finished a residency in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation with the ACVSMR. He is currently working at the University of Córdoba (UCO) as a senior surgeon and researcher, and is a professor of Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Master. Dr. Argüelles also works with the RECQ Hospital in Qatar.  


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Course Program

Hevoskuntola Vesiitti


Pekontie 3
01900 Nurmijärvi


Hevoskuntola Vesiitti

Keikkumäentie 261

1900 Nurmijärvi 


E-Mail: hevoskuntola@vesiitti.net



Helsinki - Nurmijärvi 

On leaving Helsinki follow signs to Mannerheimintie / Mannerheimvägen and the E12. Enter the E12 (north) towards to Siippoontie and Nurmijärvi. Take exit 13 from E12 and then turn left onto the Siippoontie road (route1311), continue on this road for approx 2.6 km towards Grass Lake and the venue location. (30km/25min) Turku - Nurmijärvi 


Take the Helsingfors riksväg/Helsingin valtatie road east and then join the E18 to Kehätie/Route 25 in Vihti. Leave the E18 at exit 24 heading north east on route 25 (kehätie) , exit onto Route 1322 to Perttulantie and then route 1321 into Nurmijärvi. In Nurmijärvi take the the Siippoontie road (route1311), continue on this road for approx 2.6 km towards Grass Lake and the venue location.(160km/1hr50min) 


Take the route 50 from Espoo travelling north east, towrds , Siippoontie and join the E18 . At junction 9b take the slip road onto the E12 signposted to Siippoontie. Take exit 13 from E12 signed Nurmijärvi and then turn left onto the Siippoontie road (route1311), continue on this road for approx 2.6 km towards Grass Lake and the venue location. (40km/30mins)



Helsinki Vantaa Airport is approx 30km /25 minutes from the Hevoskuntola Vesiitti location. On leaving the airport follow signs to Mannerheimintie / Mannerheimvägen and the E12. Enter the E12 (north) towards to Siippoontie and Nurmijärvi. Take exit 13 from E12 and then turn left onto the Siippoontie road (route1311), continue on this road for approx 2.6 km towards Grass Lake and the venue location. 

Turku Airport is approx 160 km /1hr 50 minutes from the Hevoskuntola Vesiitti locatio



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“Outstanding course with excellent imaging and even better instruction.”

Jon Stanek, Performance Equine Clinic, Pennsylvania, USA - Ultrasound-Guided Orthopedic Injection Techniques & Therapies course

“Good practical, real-world information that could not be obtained in other ways.”

Charmian Wright, Mountain Horse Medical Services, Utah, USA - Advances in Equine Orthopedic Therapies course

“The course was an intense overview from three perspectives on material that overlapped beautifully. The skills will help me in daily practice as well as lead me to new information.”

Erin Trawick, Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, Connecticut, USA - Orthopedic and Respiratory Poor Performance & Rehabilitation of the Sports Horse course