In 1998 our first intake to the Diploma of Equine Tactile Therapy commenced, at that stage the business was registered under the name of Equine Holisitc Health, and the courses were offered under the banner of another college. In 2001 we formed our own college to allow us to expand further and offer the courses our clients and colleagues had stated were required in the industry, plus those our research had shown were needed.
It was then the Australian College of Animal Tactile Therapy (ACATT) was formed.
Located in Macclesfield, in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, ACATT is the only Australian college to offer quality thorough education in a range of subjects including Horse massage, Equine Sports Therapy, Equine Tactile Therapy, horse nutrition, health, gait analysis, conformation biomechanics and rehabilitation. Coupled with our college, we also run an Equine Therapy clinic providing professional services in Equine Massage, Sports and Remedial Therapy, Equine slow motion video, gait analysis and a range of herbal and natural therapy services.
Our courses are highly professional and indepth, with our horse massage students learning a range of techniques in their course, coupled with extensive education in the Equine Hoof, Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Myofascial Release, Acupressure, Rehabilitation, Nutrition, Health and Biomechanics. Our professional Equine Gait Analysis Certificate teaches specifics of equine assessment, and methods of video and measurement to allow complete assessment of the horse.
Our graduates are offered the opportunity of completing a Trainers Certificate following graduation to allow them to offer short courses in Horse Massage based on ACATT Principals of Therapy.
All our courses have been developed following investigation into the Australian equine industry and the educational needs of those that work and play within it.
The aim of ACATT the college, is to provide the student with the latest study material and information in the field of equine tactile therapy and natural care. We aim to provide training of the highest possible standard in technical knowledge, innovation, ethics and safety.
Our tutors and assessors hold qualifications in training and assessment. Our commitment to our students is to provide high quality education, within a supportive environment, and to advancing natural animal health knowledge, and hence through students, graduates and clients, enhance the quality of life for all species.
ACATT is an Approved Training Provider for the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT), and our graduates are supported in their application to this association to enable effective networking within the industry and also access to insurance as a practitioner.
ACATT clinic follows the same principles as the college, to offer professional treatment of the highest standard, and assist our clients in learning about the issues facing their horse in their chosen sport. We aim to lead them on a path of resolution and prevention as they work together to enhance horse movement and performance.
To achieve this we offer professional services in Equine and Canine Massage, Equine Sports and Remedial Therapy, Equine and Canine acupuncture, Video Gait Analysis, Rehabilitation guidance, Natural Care and Nutritional Management. The clinic is set up with specific equine massage areas, plus a purpose build equine gait analysis track to allow us to fully assess and treat the horses. We also treat dogs, offering the same services including gait analysis.
Clients can elect to bring their horse to us at the clinic or we can travel to them.
The Macclesfield clinic provides also Rider Massage, and is a retail outlet for Herbs, Natural Products, Magic Goop and Joint Supplements among other products, and we are always happy to provide you with advice in relation to the optimal management of your horse, dog or yourself.
111 Spillers Road
03 5968 9788