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Join Sheila Schils, Ph.D., M.S. for FES Training Seminars and "The Science of Equine Rehabilitation"

Written by: Carrie Wirth
Client: Wellington Equine Sports Medicine
Release Date: 2016-02-19

Wellington, Fla  - Feb. 19, 2016 - Join Sheila Schils, Ph.D., M.S. for equine Functional  Electrical Stimulation (FES) Introductory and Advanced Training Seminars and an evening presentation of the "Science of Equine Rehabilitation" in Wellington, Florida the Sunday, Feb. 28 through Tuesday, 
March 1. 

Register today: contact or call 715-222-8279


Clinical Presentation
Advanced FES Techniques
Sunday, Feb. 28 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wanderers Club
1900 Aero Club Drive
Wellington, Florida 33414
$45 Examples of advanced case studies and unusual reactions during treatments. 
Dinner available for purchase
On-site Advanced FES Training
Monday, Feb. 29 
9  a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kulak Equestrian
3160 Palm Beach Point Blvd. Wellington, Florida 33414
$415 Learn advanced FES protocols and treatment locations.
Lunch will be provided
Clinical Presentation:
"The Science of Equine Rehabilitation"
Monday, Feb. 29
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wanderers Club
1900 Aero Club Drive
Wellington, Florida 33414
$45 Learn how the science of rehabilitation can help your horse recover better and faster from injury. 
Dinner will be available for purchase
On-site Introductory FES Training Tuesday, March 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kulak Equestrian
3160 Palm Beach Point Blvd. Wellington, Florida 33414
$335 Learn basic FES methods and treatment locations. 
Lunch will be provided
Sheila Schils, Ph.D. M.S., an innovator in the field of equine rehabilitation, a member of the team of professionals at Wellington Equine Sports Medicine and the president of Equinew.  Dr. Schils developed the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) in horses for injury rehabilitation and prevention. 
During her more than 20 years on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Schils was a professor in the pre-vet program, where she taught courses in equine health, management, biomechanics and kinesiology. Her education includes a Ph.D. in biomechanics/kinesiology and a master's degree in animal science with an emphasis in equine nutrition. She spent a year performing research with the International Equine Biomechanics Team in Sweden, focusing on evaluating the biomechanics of the horse when dealing with injury and recovery.
Dr. Schils is a prolific author on the topic of equine rehabilitation and recently published, "Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for Equine Muscle Hypertonicity: Histological Changes in Mitochondrial Density and Distribution" in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Dr. Schils' background in research and education is coupled with many years of riding and training horses and riders. Her expertise in the field of physical therapy is supported by her practical experience working with horses and riders on a day-to-day basis. To develop her riding skills, she has worked with leading trainers, including a year spent in Sweden riding for Eric Lette, the International FEI Chair of Dressage. An FEI dressage rider, Dr. Schils feels it is essential for the practitioner to understand the details of the sport from a rider's perspective, especially when setting up a physical therapy retraining protocol.
About Wellington Equine Sports Medicine:
At Wellington Equine Sports Medicine, Anne Moretta, V.M.D., M.S. and Suzan Oakley D.V.M., Diplomate ABVP (Equine), a certified member of The International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology (ISELP), both distinguished equine veterinarians, educators and past presidents of FAEP work alongside equine rehabilitation professional Sheila Schils Ph.D M.S. The Wellington Equine Sports Medicine team evaluates the entire horse with innovative approaches and technology to resolve underlying lameness or performance issues. Their team philosophy provides a cohesive treatment plan from initial diagnosis and selection of the latest treatment options to the development of rehabilitation protocols using individually tailored steps in equine care.

Contact Wellington Equine Sports Medicine:  


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