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This course is taught in English, with online lectures subtitled in English.

Session One

24 Hour Lectures

  • 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
  • Gait and Posture in Canine
  • 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, Hip Dysplasia, Skeletal Disease 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 Therapeutic Exercises

Session Two

 

Online

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

On-site

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

Labs

  • 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

23 Hour Lectures

  • 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
  • Wound Healing Strategies
  • Evidence of Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise
  • Rehabilitation for Acute Post-operative Management
  • Rehabilitation for Common Orthopedic Disorders (Selected Topics)
  • Rehabilitation for Common Neurological Disorders (Selected Topics)
  • Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients
  • Rehabilitation and Nursing Care for Recumbent Animals
  • 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

Online

  • 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

Onsite

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

Lab

  • Casting
  • Joint Injection
  • Thermal Imaging
  • PRP

 

Written Exams
Practical Exam