GT EQUINE ESSENTIAL TRAINING
GT Equine Essential Training Overview
The primary objective of E1 is to develop an understanding of Graston Technique® therapy (GT) and how to apply it into the full spectrum of equine musculoskeletal treatment approaches. The course also instructs clinicians on the proper use of the instruments.
Training Fee: $3395
Student Training Fee: $2995
By the end of the training, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Graston Technique® brand instruments, GT treatments, potential effects, and benefits.
- Identify and discuss the indications, contraindications (relative and absolute) of GT.
- Review and develop a better understanding of soft tissue injury, healing and potential reactivity to instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (therapeutic and adverse).
- Develop skill and competence in the GT application of IASTM to the major regions of soft tissue.
Introduction / Basic Instrument Lab
Review of Online Module w/ introduction to GT Instruments
Shoulder and Chest Lab
GT treatment applications to the Equine Shoulder and Chest
Back and Thorax Lab
GT treatment applications to the Equine Back and Thorax
GT treatment applications to the Equine Hindquarter
* 1 hour lunch break 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM or at instructor’s discretion
Lower Limbs Lab
GT treatment applications to the Equine Lower Limbs
Head and Neck Lab
GT treatment applications to the Equine Head and Neck
Scars and Edema Lab
GT treatment applications for Equine Scars and Edema
Course Wrap Up
GT equine training materials
METHODS & MATERIALS
Multiple teaching methods will be utilized consistent with the various levels of complexity of the learning objectives. These will include explanations, demonstrations, performance, feedback, teaching, supervised open practice, and case troubleshooting. Much of the time is spent in a hands-on, lab setting. Teaching materials include the GT Equine PowerPoint presentation and GT Equine Training Materials.
INCLUDED WITH TRAINING
Graston Technique 6-piece Instrument Set
GT Instrument Roll-up Carrying Case
GT Equine Training Manual
Access to the GT Equine Provider Private Discussion Group
- 24/7 Access to GT Clinical Advisors
GT Equine Training FAQS
How much does it cost?
Graston Equine Training costs $3395. Please call in at 888.926.2727 or 317.926.2996 for student and veteran pricing.
What is the course format?
Multiple teaching methods will be utilized consistent with the various levels of complexity of the learning objectives. These will include explanations, demonstrations, performance, feedback, teaching, supervised open practice, and case troubleshooting. The majority of time is spent in a hands-on, lab setting. Teaching materials include the Equine PowerPoint presentation, and Equine Training Materials.
Graston Technique® Instructors determine by direct observation that all participants have attained an acceptable level of safe and effective techniques during laboratory practice sessions. Graston Technique maintains a low 8 participants: 1 instructor ratio so that all participants receive the feedback necessary to assure their skill acquisition and performance.
Who are the instructors?
The Graston Technique Instructional Team is committed to providing the highest caliber of hands-on training available, based on evidence-based research and industry best practices. We’re extremely proud of the advisors and instructors from multiple disciplines that help us shape the future of Graston Technique therapy.
What if I need to cancel?
Should you need to cancel your registration for any reason, your training fee can be transferred to another date/location of your choosing. Your transfer must be applied within 12 months of cancellation date. You may also apply your training fees towards other Graston Technique products within 12 months of cancellation date. Any training fees not used within 12 months of cancellation date are subject to forfeiture.
GT-LLC reserves the right to alter dates, times, locations, content, and faculty to accommodate unexpected needs.
GT-LLC cannot be responsible for expenses incurred by registrants if the program is cancelled or altered.
How many CEUs will I receive?
Veterinarians and Vet Techs
12 hours (AAVSB)
Doctors of Chiropractic
12 hours (AVCA)
12 hours (NCBTMB)
Since many states and provinces have specific filing criteria and deadlines, feel free to EMAIL US or call 888.926.2727 or 317.926.2996, prior to the course for the approval status on Graston Technique therapy continuing education units (CEUs).
Who should take Graston Technique Training?
Participants must possess a well-developed working knowledge of equine anatomy and its major structures. A review of the anatomical structures of the equine spine, and upper and lower extremities is most appropriate prior to attending the course.
Prior experience handling horses (50 hours minimum), and experience with manual therapy and manual soft tissue mobilization techniques is preferred.
Graston Equine Training is multi-disciplinary and is available to Veterinarians, Vet Techs, Doctors of Chiropractic, Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Massage Therapists, and horse owners.
If you’re unsure if you qualify for GT Equine training, give us a call at (317) 524-0021.