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About Elka

Elka is a qualified Jenkins Equine Neurophysiologic Therapist (JENT), qualifying in Equine Massage and Equine Myofascial Release in 2008.


Elka has loved horses for as long as she can remember. Finally, owning her first horse as a teenager, she joined the local horse riding club, actively participating in local equestrian and dressage events.

Over the years as Elka's riding progressed, she started to wonder if many training issues were an indicator of discomfort rather than unwillingness. After meeting Dianne Jenkins and learning more about her therapy, Elka became interested in pursing this path herself.

Since establishing Equine Performance & Wellbeing in 2009, Elka has built up a substantial clientele base across New South Wales.


​Elka continues to further develop her knowledge, actively participating in courses. Her qualifications include:


  • Equinology - Equine Bodyworker Certification (June 2008)

  • Equinology - Equine Myofascial Release Techniques Level 1 (June 2008)

  • Equinology - Equine Myofascial Release Techniques Level 2 (April 2009)

  • Equinology - Biomechanics, Applied Anatomy & Gait Abnormalities (March 2009)

  • JENT Institute - JENT Bodywork Diploma Level 1 (2009)

  • JENT Institute - Equine Photonic Red Light Therapy (July 2009)

  • Equinology - Saddle Fitting and Farrier Science Level 1 (December 2010)

  • Holistic Animal Studies – Animal Neuro-Myofascial Release Techniques (November 2020)

Courses/Seminars attended:

  • VOM Seminar – Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (May 2014)

  • Horses Inside Out – Musculoskeletal Testing and Joint Mobilisation (October 2015)

  • Horses Inside Out – Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics (October 2015)

  • Equinology – Equine Stretching and Range of Motion Exercises (April 2017)

  • World Congress of Fascia (November 2018)

  • Fascial Manipulation Institute by Stecco – Equine Fascial Manipulation Level 1 -presented by Arbeitsgruppe Pferd - Dr Arno Lindner (September 2019)

  • Equine -Everything Fascia Series - Tuulia Luomala - presented by Online Pet Health (March 2021)

  • Equine Kinetic Myofascial Connections - Dr Vibeke Elbrond - presented by Horses Inside Out (April 2021)

  • Fascial Manipulation Institute by Stecco - Equine Fascial Manipulation Level 2 - presented by Mika Pihlman & Tuulia Luomala (August 2022)

I am currently studying Animal Physiotherapy with The College of Animal Physiotherapy in the UK. (


Elka gained skills and knowledge working and travelling with Dianne Jenkins (Dianne Jenkins Equine Therapies). Over the past 25 years, Dianne has developed an equine body work system including releases on subclinical fascia. It is this system which is unique to Dianne's work, further enhancing the already outstanding results this therapy has proven to provide. 

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Memberships & Associations

As a member of both I am committed to continuously participate in courses for further education and am fully insured.

Further Information



Selfhelp (how to release your own fascia):


There are many organisations offering webinars for Equine Professionals, Riders and Owners:

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