Kinesiology Taping for Horses
Kinesiology taping works by decompressing tissue, increasing circulation, decreasing inflammation, activating or relaxing a muscle, and speaking directly to the horse's nervous system through receptors. 90% of free nerve endings are located within the sub-dermal fascia and kinesiology tape can directly influence these nerve endings.
Through it's relationship with the epidermis, fascia and nervous system, as well as it's ability to stretch with the horse's movement, Equi-Tape can help with the following issues:
scar tissue and adhesions
support of joints
lymphatic drainage & “stocking up”
acupressure points & meridians
multiple types of injuries such as flexor tendon and suspensory strains/sprains
release of tension & muscle spasms
Please note that acute injuries require veterinary assessment & diagnosis.
Equi-Tape can also be used for wound care - it has medical grade adhesive, is breathable and allows full range of motion.
It does not contain any medicine within it's adhesive, the effects are all based around the body's response to the decompressive action.
Whilst the majority of Equi-Tape education is available online, I am approved to teach the Introductory Workshop in person, as well as the full hands on practicum, which is available for those who have taken the online fundamentals class and want to become practitioners.
The Intro class covers the same taping applications as the online class, includes the tape used in the class and a manual to take home. Additional tape is available to purchase. We also recommend the purchase of an introduction to taping kit from Equi-Tape. This class is also ideal for anyone who has taken the online class and wants to repeat in person, some times you just need some hands on practice to gain some confidence! We recommend owners and trainers take this class to enable us to work with you and develop a taping protocol for your horse that you can reapply between professional sessions for maximum benefit to your horse. Restore Equine is all about empowering owners to better care for their horses.
The Practicum is a much more advanced classed the fundamentals online class is a mandatory pre-requisite. The price of the class still includes the tape used, with more available to purchase from me if needed. We will cover all of your application types in this class and anything you feel you need to work on to help with your case studies and prepare for your practitioner exam. I was lucky enough to take this class from Equi-Tape with Rebecca Haddock in 2019, and it really helped to set me up to pass my practitioners exam and case studies with distinction, so I totally recommend it!
Classes are available at my facility in Cypress or I can travel to you - travel fee may apply depending on numbers.
Intro Workshops - $100 per person
Practicum - $500 per person