“This is the best continuing education I have ever taken
part in."

–Carl Rischen, DVM, DACVS,
Gig Harbor, Washington
Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation
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Upcoming Dates

» October 23-24, 2016
Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates at Gaithersburg Animal Hospital, Gaithersburg, Maryland, $275. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation


Faculty: H. Steven Steinberg, VMD, Dip. ACVIM, Neurology, CCRT

Prerequisites: This course is open to all veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians. All CCRTs, CCRAs and CCRPs who are licensed veterinary or physical therapy professionals are welcome. Veterinary technicians, including CCRPs and CCRAs, must submit an Employer Agreement Letter indicating that there is a veterinarian or physical therapist either certified in canine rehabilitation working in their practice or registered for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Description: Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation will help one get their feet wet in the world of hydrotherapy. Many people look at aquatic therapy as a way to condition animals by using the resistance of the water and its buoyancy. There are several specific important scientific considerations when one is considering Aquatic Therapy. Are pools and under water treadmills equivalent? Is being on a treadmill like dry land with resistance? Are there times when an underwater treadmill is simply the wrong choice? Can water therapy help make new neural connections? Can we make aquatic therapy profitable? Bring a bathing suit or wet suit and towel and plan to get wet. There is a shower on the premises.

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours.

Course Fee: $275 per class or $500 for both the Business and Aquatics classes

Class Details: This course is being offered in combination with The Business of Canine Rehabilitation. You may choose to take only one course or both courses.

(Note: Aquatic Therapy is SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list.)

  • The Business of Canine Rehabilitation will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, and from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Sunday, October 23.
  • Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation will be held from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 23, and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, October 24.

Topics covered include:

  • The properties of water and their application to canine hydrotherapy
  • Using aquatics and hydrotherapy in canine rehabilitation, maintenance and conditioning
  • Hydrotherapy equipment and products
  • Specific aquatic rehabilitation exercises
  • Creating a hydrotherapy program
  • Safety issues associated with hydrotherapy
  • Hiring and training hydrotherapy staff