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Canine Physiotherapy courses

The Canine Rehabilitation Institute is pleased to be returning to Australia to offer its continuing education program.

We received such a positive response to our February 2016 Canine Sports Medicine course that we will be returning to Australia in October! We have scheduled our Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course for October 14-18, 2016. If there is sufficient demand, we will continue with the remaining course in our certification program — The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Our program includes these three hands-on courses and an internship at a practice with a certified canine rehabilitation therapist.

Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation (Australia)

Course Dates: October 14-18, 2016

Venue: To be determined.

Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.

Faculty: Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVC, CCRT, Judy Coates, MSPT, MEd, CCRT, Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, PhD, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

Prerequisites: This 5-day course is open to all licensed veterinarians and physiotherapists as well as any veterinary nurses who have attended the Canine Sports Medicine course.

Course Description: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation provides students with a fundamental understanding of canine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Students build relevant structures on canine skeletons using clay, and get hands-on experience palpating live canines. Common orthopedic and neurological disorders of the canine patient are covered including both conservative and surgical treatment options. Canine rehabilitation modalities including traditional physical therapy and integrative therapies are introduced, as well as ways they can be incorporated into a veterinary practice. This course will also cover canine neurology and an introduction to neuro rehabilitation.

Course Fee: To be announced.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Comparative (human and canine) anatomy and biomechanics
  • Canine neuro/musculoskeletal structures including bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons and cartilage; also, the origin, insertion, innervation, and action of each
  • The fundamental physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics of joint, muscle and muscle action as they relate to common canine injuries
  • Traditional physical therapy terminology and techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and aquatic therapy; also, physical modalities utilizing LASER, ultrasound, thermal agents and electrotherapy
  • Integrative therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, magnetic therapy and homeopathy
  • Diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcome measurement in canine rehabilitation
  • Infectious diseases and zoonoses in canine rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • The business of canine rehabilitation

Learn More: The course venue and other details will be provided in the spring of 2016.

Questions? For more information about our Australian Program, contact Dr. Ilana Mendels on .

Source: www.caninerehabinstitute.com
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