Centaur Biomechanics Webinars


Rehabilitation for Lesions in the Equine Spinal Column with Dr Nicole Rombach

Saturday 2 December 2023 @ 14:00 HRS GMT

Rehabilitation for Lesions in the Equine Spinal Column with Dr Nicole Rombach

This two-hour webinar will take us on a journey into new research into lesions in the equine neck and back. The session will discuss which rehabilitation techniques are most effective for the different issues? Most importantly, this session will focus on the question "what does the horse need"? 


For all attendees, CPD certificates available as well as a “view only” recording of the session with a 30-day access pass. There will also be a Q and A session with ample opportunity to post questions via our interactive Q&A panel.


Dr. Nicole Rombach:

Nicole holds the Equinology Master Equine Body Worker® certification (USA) and has also completed the post-graduate and MSc programmes in Animal Manipulation (small and large animals) with the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and University of Wales (UK). From 2003 to 2009 she was based in São Paulo, Brazil, where she worked in direct liaison with various veterinary clinics, focusing on complementary therapies for sports performance horses to Olympic level. In 2013, Nicole earned her PhD from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University (USA). Her main interest lies in the effect of complementary therapies on equine performance, and the subject for her doctoral research was investigation into equine neck pain from the perspectives of pathology, neuromotor control and equine behaviour associated with spinal dysfunction.


Nicole regularly lectures at various universities and for professional associations, presenting evidence-based courses on equine spinal dysfunction, with an emphasis on neuromuscular rehabilitation techniques. All courses include theoretical and practical modules, and Nicole also leads whole-horse dissection workshops. Nicole is the chief instructor and examiner for Neurokinetic Therapy Equine (NKT) courses worldwide.


In her equine sport therapy practice she works in direct veterinary liaison to design individualized therapeutic programmes for sport horses in various disciplines, with a particular focus on neuromuscular conditioning and movement retraining for spinal dysfunction. In her human kinesiology practice, she likes to combine assessment of horse and rider combinations. Her main focus is on neuromuscular facilitation and movement retraining, with an emphasis on motor control dysfunction. Nicole is the co-founder of the International Equine Body Worker Association (est. 2003), the worldwide regulatory body for student and graduate equine and canine bodyworkers. In her spare time she produces her own horses for dressage and showjumping competition, and she holds Brazilian state and national amateur titles.