CURRICULUM NICOLE ROMBACH.

 

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NICOLE ROMBACH

EMPLOYMENT

1999 – present

(Full-time 1999-2003)

President and CEO of Equinenergy Ltd. and Caninenergy Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Key duties:

  • Foundation, management, operational co-ordination and staff development for companies specialising in equine and canine complementary healthcare science education
  • Liaison with Writtle College, Essex and University of Essex, United Kingdom, to develop and implement a joint Equine Sports Therapy programme from undergraduate to post-graduate level
  • Interviewing and appointment of of clinicians for various specialised subjects from a national and international pool of suitable candidates
  • Marketing of educational programmes to potential students through various forms of media, on national and international levels
  • Liaison with professional institutions to promote curricula within a variety of educational environments, on a national and international basis
  • Student assessment of practical and theoretical portions of set externships leading to various levels of certification.

1998 – present

  • Equine sports therapy work in various locations throughout United Kingdom, northern Europe, North and South America (in USA: from September 2013). Therapeutic techniques used: spinal manipulation/chiropractic techniques, sports massage, CranioSacral techniques, myofascial release, acupressure and relevant rehabilitation techniques with specific emphasis on movement retraining with spinal dysfunction. Treatments with veterinary liaison at client home base and competitions.
  • Working alongside veterinarians and fellow professionals to solve performance issues in sports horses of various athletic disciplines from novice to Olympic level. Design of case-specific rehabilitation and conditioning programmes for horses participating in various equestrian disciplines. Particular interest in biomechanical evaluation of sport horses using visual observation and videographic and computerised gait assessment, emphasis on neuromuscular rehabilitation.

2009 – 2013

College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University

Lecturing to students in College of Veterinary Medicine on subjects including applied equine anatomy, clinical performance assessment from a therapeutic perspective, rehabilitation techniques, saddle fitting, thermographic imaging. Participation in data collections for research projects at Mary Anne McPhail Equine Performance Center.

August 2013 – present

Course development for Equinology, Inc and venue development for Equinology Inc.

Key duties:

  • Development of new courses for Equinology,Inc. to enhance current course curriculum that has been in existence since 1994. Specific focus of development: courses for specialized continued education for professionals in the equine healthcare industry (veterinarians, veterinary technicians, physical therapists, chiropractors and similar) with emphasis on equine spinal dysfunction, which is a direct continuation from my Master and PhD course programmes.
  • Contribution to and editing of new course materials and course manuals for Equinology, Inc, focusing on my specialization in equine spinal dysfunction.
  • Physical representation for Equinology, Inc in southern USA to veterinary practices, educational institutions and independent professionals to promote geographical expansion of current Equinology US course presentation locations.

EDUCATION

1983 – 1986  Benoni High School, Benoni, South Africa

Field of studies: Humanities.

Distinction:        Mathematics

1987 – 1989 University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

ND Tourism

Distinction:   Tourist Techniques; French

1995 – 1996    Institute of Linguists, London, United Kingdom

Modules in Diploma of Translation (Dutch and German)

1997 International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC), United Kingdom

Diploma in human Anatomy, Physiology, Massage (Merit)

1997 Equinology, Inc., California, United States of America

Equine Body Worker (EEBW) certification

1999 Equinology, Inc., California, United States of America

Master Equine Body Worker (MEEBW) certification

2002–2003 Mc Timoney College of Chiropractic/ University of Wales, United Kingdom

Post-graduate diploma in Animal Manipulation

2009 Mc Timoney College of Chiropractic/ University of Wales, United Kingdom

Master of Science in Animal Manipulation

2013 College of Veterinary Medicine/McPhail Equine Performance Center, Michigan State University, United States

PhD

Thesis title: The structural basis of equine neck pain.

Course majors subjects (Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University)

  • Neuromuscular response to training
  • Advanced clinical evaluation and treatment of athletes
  • Rehabilitation techniques for musculoskeletal dysfunction

INVITED LECTURER AND/OR SPEAKER:

2003 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
IV South American Veterinary Conference
‘Equine Sports Massage’; ‘Sports Massage and Range of Motion Techniques for Various Equine Musculoskeletal Disorders’; ‘Practical Application of Equine Sports Massage and Range of Motion Techniques’

2004 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
‘Complementary Therapies for the Horse’

2004 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
V South American Veterinary Conference
Presentation: ‘Efficacy of equine osteopathic treatment as assessed through thermographic imaging and motion observation’

2004 – Oslo, Norway
Conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science (CESMAS) – submitted abstract
Presentation: ‘Efficacy of equine osteopathic treatment as assessed through thermographic imaging and motion observation’

2005 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Federal University (FMU) – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
‘Sports Massage and Spinal Manipulation for Small and Large Animals’

2007 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
University of Botucatu – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine/ Instituto ‘Bioethicus’
‘Equine stretching and rehabilitative therapies’ for veterinarians and students of veterinary medicine

2007 – Sao Paulo State, Brazil
University of Botucatu – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Invited lecturer: post-graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy
‘Sports Massage and Spinal Manipulation for Small and Large Animals’

2008 – various course locations – Brazil
University of Botucatu – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine/Instituto ‘Bioethicus’
Invited lecturer: post-graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy
‘Review of Equine Anatomy as relevant to Physical Therapy’

2008 – various course locations – Brazil
Instituto ‘Bioethicus’
Invited lecturer: post-graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy
‘Equine Sports Massage, Stretching and Range of Motion Techniques’

 

2008 – Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Brazilian Army – Cavalry Division – veterinary and training departments
Official course in Equine Stretching and Range of Motion techniques

2009 – Sao Paulo – Brazil
Instituto ‘Bioethicus’
Invited lecturer: post-graduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy
‘Review of Equine Anatomy’; ‘Equine Sports Massage, Stretching and Range of Motion Techniques’

2010 – Brasilia, Brazil
Equestrian Symposium SIMPEQ 2010
Invited speaker: Chiropractic and Complementary Therapies for the Equine Athlete

2010 – Auburn, Alabama, USA
6th Symposium: International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (IAVRPT)

Poster presentation: ‘The effect of elite level showjumping on equine distal limbs as assessed through infrared thermographic imaging’

2011 – Sao Paulo, Brazil
1st ‘BIOMEQ’ course: Equine Biomechanics, Applied Anatomy and Rehabilitation

2012 – Chester, United Kingdom
ICEEP “Winning Ways” conference (keynote speaker) – Neuromotor control in equine neck pain and rehabilitation

2012 – Vienna, Austria
7th international conference: International Association of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy (keynote speaker)  – Equine neck pain; Neuromotor control concepts in equine rehabilitation

2013 – London, United Kingdom
Royal Veterinary College: CPD: Equine Back Pain

2013 – Cascais, Portugal
International Veterinary Chiropractic Association Annual Conference (keynote speaker): The myofascial system: the role of the muscular connective tissue in equine and canine neck and back dysfunction.

2014 – Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Practice):  Equine Spinal Dysfunction: Functional Anatomy, Mobilisation Techniques & Movement Retraining.

2014 – 9th International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology (ICEEP), Chester, United Kingdom
Scientific research presentations: ‘Cross-sectional area measurement of cervical spinal muscles’;  ‘Intra- and inter-operator reliability and repeatability of muscle measurement via ultrasonography in the equine cervical spine’.

2014 – British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress, Birmingham, United Kingdom  Keynote speaker (CAT reviews) and scientific research presentation: ‘The prevalence of osseous pathology in the articular process articulations of the equine cervical and cranial thoracic spine’.

2015 -São Paulo, Brazil                                                                                                                    Ortho-Pets Brazil & South America: I Curso Internacional  Teórico-Prático  de Tecnicas de Mobilizaçao Articular, Manipulaçao Miofascial e Alongamentos. (1st International course in theory/practical techniques of canine spinal mobilization, myofascial release and stretching)

2015 – Essex, United Kingdom
ACPAT (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Practice):  Equine Spinal Dysfunction: Functional Anatomy, Mobilisation Techniques & Movement Retraining.

2015 – Warwickshire, United Kingdom

2015 National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP) Conference: Keynote speaker: Equine Spinal Dysfunction and Core Strength Conditioning.

2016 -São Paulo, Brazil                                                                                                                    Ortho-Pets Brazil & South America: II Curso Internacional  Teórico-Prático  de Tecnicas de Mobilizaçao Articular, Manipulaçao Miofascial e Alongamentos.

 2016 – Writtle, United Kingdom
NAVP (National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists):  Equine Spinal Dysfunction: Functional Anatomy, Mobilisation Techniques & Movement Retraining.

 2016 – New Jersey, USA
VetPD: Orthopedic & Respiratory Poor Performance & Rehabilitation of the Sports Horse: Physical therapy and rehabilitation for the equine thoracolumbar spine, sacro-iliac region and proximal fore- and hind limb injuries

THERMOGRAPHIC IMAGING

Official thermographer at veterinary inspections of qualifying competitions for the Brazilian showjumping team for the 2007 PanAmerican Games – upon invitation by the veterinary delegation of the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

International Equine Body Worker Association (IEBWA)

Co-founder (2003) and Chair 2003-present

Holder of full indemnity insurance policies for human, equine and canine treatments (worldwide cover)

PUBLICATIONS

Rombach  N (2004) The efficacy of equine osteopathic treatment for suspected lower back pain as assessed through motion evaluation and infrared thermographic imaging. In: The elite race and endurance horse – Conference on Equine Sports Medicine And Science. Ed: Lindner. Lensing Druck, Dortmund, Germany.

Rombach N, Heleski C, Stubbs N, Clayton H  (2012) A pilot study to develop an ethogram for assisting in the identification of equine neck pain during manual clinical assessment. 8th International Equitation Science Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 8, 68.

Rombach N, Stubbs N, Clayton HM (2014) Gross anatomy of the deep perivertebral musculature in horses. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 71(5), 433-440.

Rombach N, Stubbs N, Clayton HM (2014) Prevalence of osseous pathology in the articular process articulations in the equine cervical and cranial thoracic vertebrae. Equine Veterinary Journal, 46, S47, 10.

Rombach N, Pease A, Stubbs N (2014) Cross-sectional area measurement of cervical spinal muscles. Equine Veterinary Journal (Supplement S46), 46, 54.

Rombach N, Stubbs N (2014) Intra-operator and inter-operator reliability and repeatability of muscle measurement via ultrasonography in the equine cervical spine. Equine Veterinary Journal (Supplement 46), 46, 54-55.

Simons V, Weller R, Stubbs N, Rombach N, Pfau T (2015) Objective assessment of back kinematics and movement symmetry in horses: effect of elastic resistance band training. Equine Veterinary Journal (Supplement S48), 11. (accepted for full publication in EVJ 2017)

BOOK CHAPTER

Rombach N, Peters D (2014) Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Volume 7 (Eds. Robinson and Sprayberry). Chapter 23: Neck pain and stiffness. Elsevier Publishing, Philadelphia, USA.

LANGUAGES

 

  • Fluent English, Dutch, Portuguese, German, French, Afrikaans
  • Conversational Spanish

INTERESTS

Competitive showjumping and dressage – holder of state and national amateur titles (Brazil)