Rehabilitation for Equine Back & Sacroiliac Conditions – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

Date: Fri 18th Mar 2022 - Sat 19th Mar 2022
Venue: Peartree Show Stable
Location: Pittstown, NJ (Newark Liberty Intl. Airport )
Contact Hours: 19 hrs – Lecture Series (9 hrs, online ) & On-Location (10 hrs)
Course Language: English
  • Net price, no tax will be added*
  • Choose currency at checkout
Qualified Vet -
USD 890.00
USD 990.00
2nd vet, same clinic -
USD 845.00
USD 940.00
Registered Physiotherapist -
USD 695.00
USD 790.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) -
USD 1590.00
USD 1750.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) -
USD 495.00
USD 495.00
Veterinary Student -
USD 180.00
USD 200.00
Early Booking Deadline: Friday 18th February 2022
Registration Deadline: Friday 18th February 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 $615):   Fri 18 – Sat 19 March 2022

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


9 hrs of Online Lectures (on-demand, worth $375)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:   19 hrs


COVID-19 Update
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Back and sacroiliac problems are amongst the most debilitating conditions affecting equine athletes.  Local injections of medications do not usually resolve the problems long-term unless combined with a comprehensive rehabilitation program and the introduction of management changes.  

This practical course was developed for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge of back and sacroiliac conditions and covers how to use therapeutic modalities effectively in combination with comprehensive exercise protocols aimed at strengthening the back/gluteal musculature.

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first worked through the  corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Rehabilitation for Equine Back & Sacroiliac Conditions':

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

The world-renowned specialists will be discussing the following topics interactively with the attendees:

  • The Physiotherapist’s Approach to Back & Sacroiliac Conditions
  • Physiotherapist’s Evaluation of the Equine Back & Pelvis
  • Therapeutic Modalities for Back & SI Conditions – Therapeutic Laser, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, Electrical Stimulation, Rapid Release Technology & Radiofrequency Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercise for Back & Sacroiliac Problems
  • The Importance of Saddle Fit
  • Development of Treatment Plans for Back & SI Conditions
  • Underwater Treadmill    
  • Therapeutic Monitoring of Back & SI Conditions
  • Return to Sport – The Progression incl. Management Changes
  • Home Exercise Programs for your Clients
  • Injury Prevention & Maintenance
  • Conditioning & Performance Enhancement
  • Horse, Saddle & Rider Interactions

Day 1 starts at 3:00PM 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, 7 hours of case-based and practical small-groups sessions on live horses will allow attendees to become familiar with therapeutic modalities and physical therapy exercises that can be passed on to horse owners.   Each attendee will rotate through the following stations:

  • Physiotherapist’s Evaluation of Back & Sacroiliac Problems
  • Therapeutic Exercises for Back & SI Problems – Improving Proprioception & Core Stability
  • Physiotherapy – Manual Treatment Techniques   
  • Biomechanical Interplay of Horse, Saddle & Rider
  • Development of Home Exercise Programs for your Clients     
  • Therapeutic Modalities for Back & SI Problems – Aquatic Therapy & Other Modalities

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To 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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    Laura Loman

    United States

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    Biography to follow

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Course Program

Peartree Show Stable


25 Goose Island Rd
New Jersey


Phone: 908-295-2096




From Newark Liberty International Airport- depart and head toward Express Rd, take the ramp on the left for US-1 / US-9 and head toward Elizabeth / Newark, take the ramp on the right and follow signs for US-22 E, take the ramp on the right for I-78 and head toward Clinton / Holland Tunnel, take the ramp on the left for I-78 West and head toward Clinton for 37 miles. At Exit 15, head right on the ramp for NJ-173 East toward Pittstown then bear left toward Pittstown. Continue on Pittstown Rd / County Hwy-513 and turn left to stay on Quakertown Rd / County Hwy-579. Turn right to stay on Croton Rd / County Hwy-579 for 3 miles and then turn left onto Goose Island Rd.



International airports

39 miles:  Lehigh Valley International Airport - Allentown, PA

48 miles:  NE Philadelphia International Airport - Philadelphia, PA

50 miles:  Newark Liberty International Airport - Newark, NJ 

78 miles:  LaGuardia Airport - New York, NY 

85 miles:  John F. Kennedy International Airport - New York, NY

99 miles:  Atlantic City International Airport - Atlantic City, NJ


Domestic airports

25 miles:  Hackettstown Airport - Hackettstown, NJ

41 miles:  Morristown Municipal Airport - Morristown, NJ



Hampton Inn Clinton 

16 Frontage Drive

Clinton, NJ 08809

Tel: (908) 713-4800



7.4 miles









Hampton Inn Flemington

14-B Royal Rd. 

Flemington, NJ 08822

Tel: (908)-284-9427


4.5 miles


Holiday Inn Clinton-Bridgewater

111 West Main Street

Clinton, NJ 08809

Tel: (908) 735-5111


 7.6 miles


Great balance between theory & practical wetlabs, interesting speakers of high quality, not exclusive to specialist vets, but suitable for all

Folke Rohrssen, Cahir, Ireland

Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse – Helsinki, Finland – May 2018


Very user friendly, quite informal, a lot packed in 2 days but brilliant content. Learnt loads, and increased my confidence. Would highly recommend.

Phil Richards, Mendip Way Equine clinic, Bristol, UK.

Back, Sacroiliac & Pelvic Problems of the Horse course 2016