“Osteopathic techniques are safe and non-controversial in their nature and actually work better on animals than they do on humans. This is entirely down to the better biomechanics of the pronograde four-legged posture. Animals do not collapse in their structure in the same way as humans. It is therefore much easier to correct the structure of an animal than it is of a human.”
– Prof. Stuart McGregor, DO, Animal Osteopath, UK
Who is the program for
Delievered by the London College of Animal Osteopathy, the International Diploma in Equine Osteopathy is geared towards osteopathic, musculoskeletal, and animal care professionals keen on expanding their skill-set to include osteopathic treatment for horses.
The program delivers a solid foundation in osteopathic thought and treatment of equines and and is offered in a self-paced, online learning format, allowing flexibility in earning your osteopathic qualification.
Program graduates are awarded the qualification of Equine Osteopath may practice animal osteopathy internationally using the professional designation Int´l DipEO.
Upon completion of the program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to deliver safe, rational and effective osteopathic treatment to horses, though treatment principles can be applied to other animals as well. You will learn a wide range of techniques such as osteopathic articular balancing, short lever technique, functional technique, and cranial osteopathy as applied to equine patients.
Preclinical studies / Core knowledge
Online format / 500 hrs.
Clinical studies / Eight learning units led by Prof.McGregor
Thesis / Osteopathic Research
Online format / 500 hrs.
Both modules are delivered at LCAO´s eLearning platform, which is powered by Moodle. Online studies are entirely self-paced: there is no set due date to finish it. Moreover, LCAO students and graduates retain lifetime access to all online courses and their future updates.
MASTERCLASS Hands-on Clinical Training / Elective
The MasterClass seminar is an optional step on your journey in equine osteopathy. Over the course of five consecutive days, you will learn a wide range of advanced modalities such as cranial osteopathy, short lever and functional techniques as applied to horses. Through individual tutoring sessions and open discussions, students are encouraged to develop treatment styles relevant to the specialisation of their practice.
For further information and to download a prospectus, visit LCAO.