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Upcoming Dates

» May 18-22, 2017
The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, Florida, $2,650. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list. A deposit is required.

» Future Class
The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Florida or Colorado location, $2,650.

 

» Save with a 2-Course Package!
Save when you register for The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant together with Canine Sports Medicine. You will have the opportunity to select your preferred dates when you register.

2-Course Package After 1/1/17: The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,100

Faculty: Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVC, CCRT, Mamie Whitman, PT, CCRT, Wendy Davies, BS, CVT, CCRA

Prerequisites: This 5-day course is open to veterinary technicians that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Description: The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant provides students with a fundamental understanding of functional canine anatomy, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, hydrotherapy and massage. The basics of neurological rehabilitation are also introduced. Participants get hands-on experience with dogs on site. Outcome measurement, documentation, patient education, and legal and ethical issues related to canine rehabilitation are also covered.

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 and may have to return to make up the missing hours.

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Course Fee: $2,650

 Topics Covered Include:

  • Muscles and muscle groups as they apply to function in the canine rehabilitation patient
  • Utilization of therapeutic modalities including LASER, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cold and heat
  • Performing and progressing therapeutic exercise programs for strength, weight-bearing, range of motion, flexibility, proprioception and stabilization
  • Assisting in a basic canine orthopedic neurological evaluation
  • Rehabilitation-specific documentation
  • Client education including basic therapeutic exercises, stretches, massage strokes, and the application of superficial hot and cold modalities
  • Proper use and maintenance of therapeutic modalities and hydrotherapy equipment
  • Legal and ethical issues

Note: Bring your Intro lab book with anatomy notes and color photos with you to the Assistant course.

Classes are held each day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in Colorado, and from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Florida. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. At the end of DAY 5, students are given an open-book, take-home final exam that they have 30 days to complete. Collaboration with fellow classmates is encouraged.