Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete - Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

Date: Sat 17th Sep 2022 - Sun 18th Sep 2022
Venue: Hevoskuntola Vesiitti
Location: near Helsinki, Finland
Contact Hours: 17 hrs – Lecture Series (7 hrs ) & On-Location (10 hrs)
Course Language: English (Finnish Moderation)
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
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Qualified Vet -
EUR 990.00
EUR 1090.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
EUR 940.00
EUR 1040.00
Intern/Resident (Requires Proof of Status) -
EUR 545.00
EUR 545.00
Veterinary Student -
EUR 195.00
EUR 195.00
Physiotherapist / Physical Therapist -
EUR 790.00
EUR 870.00
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 19th August 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 19th August 2022

* 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.


1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs, worth 1030€):   Sat 17 – Sun 18 September 2022

Saturday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Sunda 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions 


7 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth 280€):  At your leisure

Attendees are expected to have worked through this Lecture Series before coming to the on-location portion of the course. Contact us if you have previously purchased this webinar series.


Total Continuing Education Hours:   17 hrs


COVID-19 Update
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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.

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete':

  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please contact the office on office@vetpd.com for a voucher code to reduce the price accordingly.

The online Lecture Series addresses the following hot topics via well-illustrated, case-discussions providing a platform for the panel of speakers to share pitfalls, erroneous clinical conclusions and useful tips and tricks:

Speaker Title Duration
Steve Adair Introduction to Rehabilitation of the Horse 35 min
Steve Adair Development of Treatment Plans & Therapeutic Monitoring 35 min
Steve Adair Cold & Hot Therapy 35 min
Steve Adair Whole Body Vibration 35 min
Steve Adair Radiofrequncy Therapy 45 min
Steve Adair Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy 35 min
Steve Adair Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy 45 min
Steve Adair Aquatic Therapy – Underwater Treadmill & Swimming 55 min
Lee Clark Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise, incl. Physiotherapy 45 min
Lee Clark Exercises to Improve Proprioception 45 min
Lee Clark Strengthening Exercises 45 min
Lee Clark Restoration & Maintenance of Joint Motion 35 min
Lee Clark Laser Therapy 35 min
Lee Clark Therapeutic Ultrasound

35 min


Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists. This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, the 7 hours of case-based and practical sessions 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, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. TTo participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the Lecture Series (included in the price). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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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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    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


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