Panel Discussion – Rehabilitation of Horses with Back & Sacroiliac Problems


Panel Discussion
Date: Tue 26th Oct 2021
Venue: Live Panel Discussion
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Registration Deadline: Tuesday 26th October 2021

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Panel Discussion – Rehabilitation of Horses with Back & Sacroiliac Problem


26 October 1PM - 4PM EST (New York)
  6PM - 9PM GMT (London)
  7PM - 10PM CET (Paris)
27 October 4AM - 7AM AEST (Sydney)


Panelists:Carrie Schlachter  VMD, DACVSMR -  Circle Oak Equine, California, USA
Gillian Tabor   Chartered. Physio - Hartbury University, UK
Lesley Goff  PhD, MAnimSt(AnimPhysio), MExSpSc(Research),
GDipAppSc(ManipPhysio), BAppSc(Physio) - Active Animal Physiotherapy, Australia
Moderator:Steve Adair III  MS, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR - University of Tennessee, USA


Back and sacroiliac problems are commonly recognized in the horse.  While they may represent a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma, rehabilitation following treatment can greatly increase a horse’s chances of returning to previous level of work. 

The international multidisciplinary panel consisting of two physiotherapists and an Equine Sports Medicine clinician will discuss manual therapy interventions, exercises and therapeutic modalities that can be utilized both during the treatment process and recovery period. Development of therapeutic regimes and outcome measures to help adapt rehab programs and ensure the best possible outcomes will also be debated. Other discussion points will include:  When should rehabilitation techniques be instituted? Which exercises can affect the back and sacroiliac areas?  What modalities and manual therapies can be used to improve function of the back and sacroiliac regions? What exercises and modalities may be used to prevent back and sacroiliac issues? Which rehabilitation techniques are contraindicated? 

These and many other points will be debated providing attending vets with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share their thoughts and experiences.


*Participants are encouraged to send in questions to prior to the panel discussion.  There will also be the opportunity to raise questions during the discussion.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:   Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course.  The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series/webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Carrie Schlachter
    VMD, Dipl.ACVSMR

    United States

    American Specialist in Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
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    Dr. Carrie Schlachter’s practice focuses on integrative sports medicine, rehabilitation and behavioral therapy. She founded and designed Circle Oak Equine Sports Medicine’s rehabilitation and fitness programs and her practice Animals In Motion (AIM) is a continuation of that quest for knowledge. Located at Chicken Foot Ranch in Penngrove, CA - AIM is a place for the horses. She is a FEI official delegate in jumpers, certified in chiropractic and acupuncture, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Dr. Carrie has served on the ACVSMR’s examination committee and is currently on the American Association of Equine Practitioners Scientific Review & Editorial committee. Dr. Schlachter also enjoys teaching for Equinology and it’s associates around the world as well as lecturing on sports medicine, rehabilitation and digital diagnostic imaging. She has, with her partners Dr. Nicole Rombach and Debranne Patillo, started the Academy of Animal Sport Science ( which offers an equine rehabilitation certificate program for licensed professionals and veterinarians.

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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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    Lesley Goff
    PhD, MAnimSt(AnimPhysio), MExSpSc(Research), GDipAppSc(ManipPhysio), BAppSc(Physio)


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    Hip Sport Spine director and principal practitioner Lesley, is a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, which means she has completed post graduate studies in Manipulative Physiotherapy in addition to her physiotherapy degree. Thus, Lesley has a high level of manual therapy skill and is often consulted by specialists and other referrers and patients for her opinion in complex musculoskeletal presentations, particularly those involving the low back, pelvis and hips.

    Lesley also holds a Master’s degree in exercise and sports science, in which she completed research into assessment of the sacroiliac joint and pelvis – thus she helps many individuals with low back pain, pelvic pain and hip pain, along with assisting running and cycling athletes with their injuries and enhancement of performance.

    Further Lesley holds a Masters in animal physiotherapy and has completed a PhD in the equine sacroiliac joint as a follow-on from her human sacroiliac joint research – therefore she sees many equestrian athletes (human and horse) to assist their athletic performance (See Active Animal Physiotherapy).

    Lesley is a respected author of textbooks and journal publications in the sacroiliac joint and physiotherapy for equestrian athletes. She lectures in Australia and around the world at conferences and workshops.

    In her spare time, Lesley is a triathlete, having completed 5 Ironmnan triathlons amongst many other shorter races, and in the winter season enjoys dry-land sled dog racing with her family and four huskies.

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    Gillian Tabor
    Chartered Physiotherapist & ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist

    United Kingdom

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    Gillian Tabor is a Chartered Physiotherapist who has been working as an ACPAT Veterinary Physiotherapist for over 15 years, in her own practice in Devon.

    She specialises in physio for horses and riders, with the focus on treatment and rehabilitation of competition horses. With experience in treating all types of horses, Gillian uses her physiotherapy skills, in combination with knowledge of biomechanics, to help your horses. Physiotherapy integrates hands-on treatments, with electrotherapy and exercise, specifically selected to improve your horses posture, performance, balance and strength.

    Gillian is the programme manager and lectures on the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy course at Hartpury University and is undertaking research, both her own equine projects and supervising students.

    When not working she has two young Lusitanos to keep her busy and plans to progress up the dressage levels with them.

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