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This 5-day 50+hour course (a total of 100+hours with the required field work) is taught by the international instructor
Dianne Jenkins EEBW JENT
. It is specifically designed to cater to both professional students: veterinarians, physical therapists, human massage therapists, equine massage therapists, chiropractors, farriers & dentists, as well as horse owners, trainers and barn managers who would like to broaden their skills of first aid and to support their horse’s health. The course is taught in such a comprehensive logical layered format, that those with little or no complementary equine care and science background will find themselves up to speed with the other professional participants.
After completing the training program and required externship, the student will be able to evaluate posture, movement and the general state of a horse’s health, and apply acupoint stimulation confidently. Fieldwork/externship is required in all of Equinology’s courses to ensure the students have learned the enormous amount of material presented in class. Equinology’s staff is able to answer questions for the participants should they arise during this externship period. Equinology’s reputation stands tall due to the fact we test our students before issuing certificates. Our participants are so well prepared that we have a 98% pass rate for those presenting externships. This course is a prerequisite for participating in the Jenkins Equine Neurophysiologic Therapy Course.
Overview of Equine Photonic Red Light Therapy
Since the early 1980s, Photonic Red Light Therapy has been used in the horse world for treating equine concerns and helping owners and trainers keep their horses in top shape. The tissues and cells of the body readily absorb red light at specific wavelengths. Visible red light is absorbed by the skin very efficiently and is quite safe to use to stimulate acupuncture points, trigger points and for the accelerated healing of wounds. The red lights used are not lasers, nor infrared. There are no known reports of adverse side effects regarding Photonic Red Light therapy.
Many studies have reported great results with Photonic Red Light Therapy for the following equine, canine and human concerns:
Emergency first aid: Shock, colic, bleeding control
General: Wound healing, cuts, bruises, scrapes and hematomas; pre performance enhancement, arthritis pain, bursitis, burns, edema, deep muscle injuries, inflammation, tight or sore muscles.
Hoof Problems: Abscesses, inflammation, laminitis, navicular and ringbone
Legs: All joint problems, hock, hips, stifle pain and shoulder pain, inflammation, ligament soreness, tendon issues, splints and strains.
Body and systemic dysfunction: Sore backs and necks, girth galls, sacroiliac issues, reproduction, salivary gland problems, lack of energy, over excitement and poor condition.
Our course outline includes:
Benefits of Photonic Red Light Therapy
Science of Photonic Red Light
Brain Based Healing mechanisms
Integrating science and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Locating acupoints from anatomy resources
Specifications and use of red lights
Formulating session plans
Effects of environmental factors on treatment success
Documentation & Record keeping
Case studies & record keeping
Integrating red light into your practice
Conformation & gait evaluation
Reading the equine body
Running meridian paths
Reflex tests evaluation
Locating and understanding acupoint groupings
Detecting, assessing and interpreting change
Horse Essential Acupoints
Human Essential Acupoints
Emergency first aid
Over 30 treatment plans
Students attend class daily from 8am to 5pm and have additional 1 hour of evening studies.
Prerequisite: Please Note!
You must have knowledge of directional terms, vocabulary, equine anatomy and familiarity with red light information. This is supplied in a pre-course Study Guide provided for you to complete before the course. We expect students to spend 16+hrs reviewing the study guide before the course. Please register early to ensure you receive this study guide with plenty of time to learn the contents.
Participants must have good horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working around horses before attending this course.
The ERLT Study Guide
Photonic Red Light Quick Reference Charts Equine Canine Human
by Dianne Jenkins
Veterinary Acupuncture Ancient Art to Modern Medicine
by Allen M Schoen
Acupressure point charts for horses
by Diana Thompson
For a current schedule of the Equine Red Light Therapy and JENT courses please visit www.jent-equine.com.au