Over 16 Years of Equine Experience
Melissa Caccamo has been a certified EMT since 17 years of age and has since practiced on thousands of horses. She has experience with all disciplines, competitive levels, and degrees of pain. Her soft touch and competent skills allow any horse to relax during their treatment. Her qualified eyes and hands can pinpoint issues and offer explanations and solutions.
Our equine industry has a need for quality educational resources when it comes to equine injuries and rehabilitation. Melissa aims to satisfy that need through hands-on massage therapy programs. She educates owners in the process of their horse’s program, helping them tune and change factors that may have been causing issues. Partnering with many qualified practitioners, Melissa believes in a team approach and also provides her own designed and trialed conditioning programs under the SMARTcert brand.
SMARTcert Canada Program
New to 2018, Melissa developed and launched a massage therapy certification program. Building upon the same program that Melissa was certified from (handed down from Jodi Pendry), Melissa developed an intensive self-paced course that prepares students to either build a business and/or condition and maintain their own horses for success and correctness.
Participants learn everything from anatomy, biomechanics, muscle function, injuries, reconditioning, massage techniques, business strategies, and more. Graduates are empowered with ongoing support from the SMARTcert Platform as well as access to all of Equi-SMART’s developed exercises, stretches, and programs.
2010 – Certified in Equine Sports Massage Therapy
2012 – Anatomy & Advanced Anatomy (Equine Guelph)
2013 – Exercise Physiology & Equine Business Certificate (Equine Guelph)
2014 – Guided Tour of Equine Anatomy (Equine Guelph)
2014 – EAPD Certification (EAL Canada)
2015 – Equine Kinesiology Taping Certification
2016 – EACD Certification (EAL Canada)
2017 – Equi-Health Canada Instructor Certification
2017 – Speaker at Career Night (UofG)
2017 – Speaker at CanAM Equine
2018 – Equine Biomechanics Level 4 Certification
2018 – Speaker at CanAM Equine
2018 – Speaker at Sunderlands Feeds Equine Night
2019 – Speaker at CanAM Equine
2019 – Speaker at Gaited Horses of Ontario AGM
2020 – EAL Facilitator Certification (EAL Canada)
2021 – EOD Facilitator Certification (EAL Canada)