Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome and Orientation
    • Finding your way around your lessons
    • Finding your way around the rest of the E-Learning Center site
    • Quick comparison of Back Care Basics and Equine Back Pain
    • Navigating on your phone??
  • 2
    Lesson 1: The Back
    • Topic 1: Shiatsu, Bladder Meridian, and More (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 1, Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Thoracic and Lumbar Vertebrae (Video)
    • PDF to go with Anatomy video (Back)
    • Interview podcast with Dr. Kari DeLeeuw, DVM
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. DeLeeuw
  • 3
    Optional Certificate Assignment
    • Assignment and instructions
    • Bonus E-book, Massaging My Horse, A Guided Journal
  • 4
    Lesson 2: The Withers
    • A "Pre-Lesson" Bonus Video (Wither Rock, from "Listening Hands" e-course)
    • PDF to go with the bonus "Pre-Lesson" (Wither Rock and Lift)
    • Topic 1: Variations on the Wither Rock (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 2, Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections: Intervertebral Joints and Transitions (Video)
    • PDF to go with Anatomy video (Joints)
    • Interview podcast with Lola Michelin
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Lola Michelin
  • 5
    Lesson 3: The Sacrum
    • Topic 1: Fascial Resctriction Around Sacrum (Video)
    • PDF to go wtih Lesson 3, Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections: Sacrum, Tail and Sacrotuberous Ligament (Video)
    • PDF to go with Anatomy video (Sacrum)
    • Interview podcast with Dt. Michael Salewski, DVM
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. Salewski
  • 6
    Lesson 4: The Neck
    • Topic 1: On Stretching, Plus Warm-Up (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 4, Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connetions, Cervical Vertebrae (Video)
    • PDF to go with Anatomy video (Neck)
    • Interview podcast with Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, DVM and Author
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. Heuschmann
  • 7
    Supplemental Q&A Audio Podcast
    • A few questions answered...
  • 8
    Lesson 5: Acupressure for Back Issues
    • Topic 1: Bladder Meridian, Ting Points and More (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 5, Topic 1 video
    • Interview Podcast with Kim Bauer
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Kim Bauer
    • Topic 2: Gall Bladder Meridian (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 5, Topic 2
  • 9
    Lesson 6: Ribs and Diaphragm
    • Topic 1: Techniques for Ribs and Diaphragm (Video)
    • PDF to go wtih Lesson 6, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connection, Ribs and Diaphragm
    • PDF to go with Anatomy video
    • Interview podcast with Saddle Fitter, Dawn Anderson
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dawn Anderson
  • 10
    Lesson 7: Trigger Points and Stress Points
    • Topic 1: Trigger Points and Stress Points in the Gluteals (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 7, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: PDF Anatomy Lesson, Muscle Physiology
    • Interview podcast with Dr. Mark Revenaugh, DVM
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. Revenaugh
  • 11
    Lesson 8: The Hamstrings
    • Topic 1: Techniques for the Hamstrings (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 8, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, The Hamstring Muscles
    • Interview podcast with Dawn Spiegelberg, LMP, LAMP
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dawn Spiegelberg
  • 12
    Lesson 9: The Shoulders, Part 1
    • Topic 1: "Freeing the Scapula" (dorsal) (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 9, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Trapezius and Rhomboids
    • Interview podcast with Debranne Pattillo, MEEBW, from Equinology
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Debranne Pattillo
  • 13
    Lesson 10: The Shoulders, Part 2
    • Topic 1: "Freeing the Scapula" (ventral) (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 10, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, The Thoracic Sling
    • Interview podcast with farrier Daphne Jones
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Daphne Jones, farrier
  • 14
    Lesson 11: More on the Back
    • Topic 1: Massage for the Back (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 11, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Back Muscles
    • Interview podcast with Cindy Reynolds, PhD, LMP, LAMP
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Cindy Reynolds
  • 15
    Lesson 12: Myofascial Release
    • Topic 1: Some MFR Techniques (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 12, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Fascia (Connective Tissue)
    • Interview podcast with Ruth Mitchell, PT, CMT, EEBW, Author
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Ruth Mitchell, PT
  • 16
    Lesson 13: Integrating
    • Topic 1: Connecting the Back and Shoulders (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 13, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Latissimus Dorsi ("The Lats")
    • Interview podcast with Joan Sorita, LMP, L/SAMP, Aromatherapist
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Joan Sorita
  • 17
    Lesson 14: Introduction to Craniosacral Therapy
    • Topic 1: Some CST Techniques (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 14, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections. The Craniosacral System
    • Interview podcast with Vicki Draper, LMP, L/SAMP
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Vicki Draper
  • 18
    Lesson 15: The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
    • Topic 1: Some Techniques for the TMJ (Video)
    • PDF to go with Lesson 15, Topic 1
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, The TMJ
    • PDF to go with Anatomy Lesson, TMJ
    • Interview podcast with Dr. Mary Delorey, DVM
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. Delorey, DVM
  • 19
    Lesson 16: The Pelvis
    • Topic 1: Anatomy Connection, The Pelvis (Video, and yes, Anatomy is before techniques this time on purpose.)
    • PDF to go with Anatomy Lesson, The Pelvis
    • Topic 2: Techniques for the Pelvis
    • PDF to go with Lesson 16, Topic 2
    • Interview podcast with Dr. Heather Mack, DVM
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. Mack, DVM
  • 20
    Please review!
    • Please share your thoughts

Reviews

  • Back Pain to Back Health

    Nancy Harmon

    I refer to the videos from time to time, as I have been using what Megan teaches for more than 2 years now. I volunteer at a Mustang Rescue and use so much of what is taught via this lesson and i demonstrate to the other visiting volunteers basic...

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    I refer to the videos from time to time, as I have been using what Megan teaches for more than 2 years now. I volunteer at a Mustang Rescue and use so much of what is taught via this lesson and i demonstrate to the other visiting volunteers basic techniques for releasing tension and for balancing energy. Megan's teaching approach and her desire to help others help their animals is what caused me to purchase her lessons. I also have purchased lessons for dogs. You won't be disappointed with any of the lessons.

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  • Recording

    Charisse Tooze

    I like Megan’s workbook charting observations and progress. She guides you in what to observe, ask questions to push you along further, and provides horse diagrams to mark your observations.

    I like Megan’s workbook charting observations and progress. She guides you in what to observe, ask questions to push you along further, and provides horse diagrams to mark your observations.

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  • Equine Back Pain

    JEN Olley

    Great info. Great depth of knowledge.

    Great info. Great depth of knowledge.

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Instructor

  • Megan Ayrault

    Megan Ayrault

    Instructor, Mentor, Coach, Founder of Power of Touch for Animals

    Megan is a Licensed Massage Therapist for animals and people, and author of books on equine and canine bodywork. Her background and teaching include techniques and insights for both the physical/structural aspects of the body, and the energy aspects of the body-mind system.

Questions? Want a certificate?

Questions? Email  Megan@PowerOfTouchForAnimals, if you're not sure which option is best for you.

Want a certificate? Or need Continuing Ed credit? There is an optional assignment you may complete in order to earn a certificate.  There is an additional fee for review of assignment and providing certificate.

I recommend you confirm acceptance of this e-course with the organization requiring your CE credits. 

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