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Session One (Online)

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 
  • History of Canine Rehabilitation and Legal Issues 
  • Introduction to Physical Therapy Terminology and Outcome Measurements 
  • Applied Exercise Physiology in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 
  • Canine Gait and Posture 
  • Applied Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 
  • Applied Behavior in Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine 
  • How to Perform Neurological Exam 
  • Common Neurological Conditions 
  • How to Perform Orthopedic Exam 
  • Common Orthopedic Disorders from Head to Toe
  • Imaging in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Elbow 
  • Imaging in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Hip Dysplasia 
  • Imaging in Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine: Skeletal Diseases in Young Dogs 
  • Pain Physiology and Assessment 
  • Wound Healing Strategies 
  • Review of Head, Cervical and Thoracic Limb Musculature 
  • Review of Abdominal, Dorsal and Pelvic Limb Musculature
  • The Business of Canine Rehabilitation 
  • Canine Anatomy: Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System 
  • Evidence of Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise

Session Two (Hybrid)


  • Land Exercises
  • Thermotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasounds
  • Electromagnetic Therapy
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Manual Therapy
  • Laser Therapy


  • Welcome and Overview
  • Review, Q&A, Discussion


  • Muscles
  • Landmarks, Flexibility, Assessment
  • Manual Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Land Exercises
  • Thermotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Therapeutic Ultrasounds
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Laser Therapy
  • Putting it Together: Development of Rehab Plans

Session Three (Online)

  • Introduction to Canine Sports 
  • Canine Kinematics and How It Relates to Performance 
  • Canine Locomotion and Gait Re-training Strategies 
  • Core Training and Conditioning for Canine Athlete  
  • Common Canine Sports Injuries: Causes, Rehabilitation, Recovery and Prevention 
  • Pharmacological Management of Pain 
  • Non-pharmacological Management of Pain 
  • Rehabilitation for Acute Post-operative Management
  • Rehabilitation for Common Orthopedic Disorders 
  • Rehabilitation for Common Neurological Disorders  
  • Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients 
  • Rehabilitation and Nursing Care for Recumbent Animals 
  • Choosing Devices for Ambulation Assistance in Rehab Patients 
  • Rehabilitation for Hospice, Palliative, and Cancer Care 
  • Rehabilitation for Other Internal Medical Conditions 
  • Thinking Out of the Box: Unusual Cases that Benefit From Rehabilitation and Some That do Not 
  • Feline Rehabilitation 
  • Nutraceuticals, Supplements and Herbals 

Session Four (Hybrid)


  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Obesity
  • Lab Values Canine Rehab and Their Role in Clinical Decision Making Rehab
  • Zoonotic and Infectious Disease Awareness, Prevention, and Control Strategies in Canine Rehab
  • Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Assistive Devices
  • Reg Flag and Cautions for Rehabilitations Patients I & II
  • Rehabilitation for Pocket Pets, Wildlife, Exotics
  • Rehabilitation Practice Business Strategic
  • Hot Topic in Rehab
  • Acupuncture and Tui-na for Canine
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Causes, Testing, and Treatment


  • Session Review and Discussion
  • Joint Injection
  • Veterinary Orthotics, Making a Good Impression
  • Review and Discussion Session


  • Casting
  • Joint Injection
  • Thermal Imaging
  • PRP

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*On-site schedule subject to change