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Physiotherapy for the Equestrian Population

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Physiotherapy for the Equestrian Population

Physiotherapy for the Equestrian Population

This course includes
1:10:32 of Course Material (View)
Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in February 2023


Horseback riding requires considerable pelvic mobility and strength. The pelvis is where the rider and the horse meet.

Riders can present with muscular imbalances that affect the advancement of their riding.

Enjoy this unique and thought-provoking course by Jessica Bergevin, in which she shares her experience working with the equestrian population. Course content blends the evidence base with clinical experience, and provides specific case examples. 


Learning Objectives

  1. Describe movement patterns and functional limitations during horseback riding.
  2. Identify orthopaedic and pelvic health dysfunctions in the equestrian population.
  3. Select treatment strategies and prescribe individualized exercises for the equestrian population.



This 90-minute online course is intended for both orthopaedic and pelvic health physiotherapists with an interest in assessing and treating the equestrian population. 

Previous experience with riding is not required!

The instructors
Jessica Bergevin
Jessica Bergevin is a physiotherapist who practices within the women’s health and orthopaedic landscape rurally in Nova Scotia. Her academic background is comprised of a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University and a Masters of Physiotherapy from Queens University. Jessica is currently completing a Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation and Health Leadership with the goal of improving prenatal care in Nova Scotia. She loves Pilates, skating, court and beach volleyball, botany, and wiener dogs.
Course Material included in this course
  • Welcome and Resources
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • Physiotherapy for the Equestrian Population
  • Clinical Observations
  • Case Study
  • "Crooked Riders"
  • Relevant Research
  • Pilates for Riders
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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