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    Default Postural Rehabilitation?

    http://www.equinesportsmed.com/Equin...n_Gellman.html

    Is anybody familiar with this? I'm trying to decide if I should attend:

    Perhaps your horse needs postural rehabilitation?Nancy Jaffer, Star Ledger
    http://www.nj.com/sports/njsports/in...ting_back.html

    ON THE RAIL -- An unusual seminar to benefit the Horse Park of New Jersey, called "Living with Gravity: How Neutral Stance can Prevent Lameness and Injury" will be held Saturday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic, 279 Millstone Road, Clarksburg.
    Postural Rehabilitation is a process that enables a horse's body to rest and heal by correcting "compensatory" posture. It helps everything from neck and back pain to hind end pain, resistance to training, poor performance and uneven gait and foot size.
    It will be presented by Karen Gellman, a graduate of Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, who also has a doctorate from Cornell in animal locomotion biomechanics.

    For information about Postural Rehabilitation, visit
    www.EquineSportsMed.com

    Go to horseparkofnewjersey.com and click on clinics for more details. Register before tomorrow and the fee is $35 for adults/$30 for students. After tomorrow, it's $40 and $35...
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    I'm curious about this too. A vet not far away from me does this. I use chiro/acupuncture but this might be helpful too.



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    Sounds like what I do with TTouch.

    Lift the back, withers, teliscope the neck, engage the hindquarters etc. Use non habitual movements to establish, or reestablish new neuropathways. Change the horse's habitual way of moving to a more functional way.

    I would be interested but can't see driving that far for this.



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    Thanks for the feedback!
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    I've heard both Dr. Gellman and Dr. Shoemaker speak on PR.
    Worth going, IMO.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghazzu View Post
    I've heard both Dr. Gellman and Dr. Shoemaker speak on PR.
    Worth going, IMO.
    That's very helpful- thank you! I'll try to attend and will report back.
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    I don't know anything about this particular program, but "postural rehabilitation" is absolutely a very very valid idea. I don't pretend to know all the parts that go into it, but because of my one horse, I have learned SO much more about this concept than I ever knew possible, from the obvious muscular and skeletal issues, to TMJ issues, to cranial-sacral therapy, to so much more that it boggles my mind. The body looks so simple, but is really a lot more complicated than we often believe. I'd jump on this in a heartbeat!
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