“The CRI curriculum, taught by highly qualified instructors, has laid down a very valuable foundation for us. It is a great beginning, and we all realize that there's a lot more to be learned. It has injected a unexpected level of enthusiasm into my veterinary practice already. I can see it in my staff and my clients, as well as those of my patients that have already benefitted from their improved care. I look forward to more advanced training in more specific areas such as aquatics, orthotics, and advanced specific protocols, just to name a few."
–Bob Marquis, DVM, CCRT,
Grand Junction, Colorado
Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
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Upcoming Dates

» December 8-10, 2017
Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $525.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation



Faculty: Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 2.5-day course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have successfully completed their CCRT and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation. Veterinarians and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) who have completed CRI’s Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation are also welcome. Good basic manual skills are expected.

Course Description: Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist will advance the basic manual skills learned in the Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module to a higher level. This practical and case-oriented course will have strong emphasis on the spine and will focus on advanced joint mobilization techniques of the extremities. Participants will receive ample hands-on experience with dogs on site.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB.

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day.

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Course Fee: $525

Topics Covered

  • Science and research behind manual therapy
  • Spinal and extremity joint kinematics and biomechanics
  • Joint evaluation of the extremities and spine
  • Indications and contraindications for joint mobilization
  • Advanced joint mobilization treatment techniques
  • Case studies

Class Details: Class will be held on December 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 1-hour break for lunch. Class on December 10 will be a half-day from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.