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OAES: Evidence-Based Rehabilitation for Equine Kissing Spines

Date: Ongoing (Distance Learning)
Cost: $175


My horse has been diagnosed with Kissing Spines, now what?!

This online course from the Online Academy of Equine Science offers the latest evidence-based information about Kissing Spines from leading specialists. Open to all owners, riders, trainers and equine healthcare professionals, this class will help you understand the condition, make informed choices about the current treatment options and learn safe and appropriate hands-on techniques to support your horse during all phases of rehabilitation.


  • Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics & Pathology
  • Pain, Pain Management & Core Muscle Function
  • Brain to Body: Neuromuscular Control & Movement Retraining
  • Electrotherapies for Rehabilitation of Kissing Spines
  • Conservative vs. Surgical Treatment: Specialist Q&A
  • Specific Exercises for Each Phase of Rehabilitation


Open to all owners, riders, trainers and equine healthcare professionals

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Dr. Nicole Rombach, APM (ITEC),

Dr. Rombach attained the ITEC human massage qualification in 1997, the Equinology Equine Body Worker ® certification in 1998 and the Equinology Master Equine Body Worker ® certification in 1999. She also completed the post-graduate and Master of Science degree programs in Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and University of Wales in the United Kingdom. She earned her PhD in 2013 from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. 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 behavior associated with spinal dysfunction.

Dr. Rombach is the founder and President of Equinenergy® Ltd. and Caninenergy Ltd, United Kingdom-based educational institutions that offer a variety of recognized certification courses in equine and canine complementary healthcare science. From 2003 to 2009 she was based in São Paulo, Brazil where she worked in direct liaison with various veterinary clinics, focusing on sports therapy for performance horses from novice to Olympic level. She traveled to national competition centers and private clients throughout Brazil and in other South American countries. In addition, she carried out infrared thermographic imaging (thermography) in conjunction with equine veterinarians to aid their diagnostic procedures. She also uses thermography to assess hoof balance, saddle fit and changes in thermal patterns following sports therapy sessions.

Dr. Rombach regularly lectures at various universities and for professional associations. She travels within the USA and to Europe and Brazil on a regular basis to teach several of the Equinology courses and to work on her established clientele of horses and dogs. She is the chief instructor and examiner for  Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Equine and Canine worldwide. In addition to clinical consultations, Dr. Rombach is the Course Development Liaison Manager for Equinology, Inc., in charge of national and international expansion of the Equinology course curriculum.


Please register for this course here (if prompted at checkout, please enter code 431bdc).

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