|“What an amazing class (The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist)! Thank you to all of the instructors, TAs, and supportive staff for making this experience so great! My brain is full, and I can't wait to transition from human physical therapy to canine."
–Sunny Rubin, MSPT,
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» September 30-October 4, 2017
The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, $2,900.
» Future 2017 Class
The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Florida or Colorado location, $2,900.
with a 2-Course Package!
Save when you register for The Canine
Rehabilitation Therapist 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 Therapist plus Canine Sports Medicine, $4,350
Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.
Coates, M.Ed, MSPT, CCRT, Sasha
A. Foster, MSPT, CCRT, Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT
5-day course is open to veterinarians and physical
therapists that have successfully completed Introduction
to Canine Rehabilitation and to veterinarians
and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation
are pleased to announce that we have further
streamlined this course to include more online
content. Starting in September 2016, this course
has 5 classroom days and 11 additional
hours of online coursework that must be completed
before the first day of class.
Registered students: Your online coursework hours will be accessed through our Online Coursework page. During the month before your class, visit the Online Coursework page and log in to the online coursework area for this class. A password will be emailed to you approximately 30 days before the start of class.
Description: The Canine Rehabilitation
Therapist introduces students to clinical assessment,
goal-setting, treatment planning and outcome measurement
in canine rehabilitation from a physical therapy
perspective. This case-based course highlights
orthopedic conditions and injuries involving
the extremities and the spine. Practical
applications of joint mobilization, modalities
and therapeutic exercise are covered. Participants
get hands-on experience with dogs on site. The
business of canine rehabilitation is discussed
as well as pertinent legal and ethical issues.
After January 1, 2015, this course will
also cover canine neuro rehabilitation.
Students get hands-on experience with dogs on
site as they learn how to perform a neurologic
exam and apply neurophysiological facilitation
techniques. Developing goal-focused treatment
plans and assessing outcomes in canine neuro-rehabilitation
patients are also covered.
This course is
RACE approved by
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: $2,900
- Evaluation of the canine patient
- Spinal and extremity joint kinematics and
- Manual therapy
- Neurological rehabilitation
- Therapeutic modalities including LASER, ultrasound
- Therapeutic exercises for strength, weight-bearing,
range of motion, stretching and proprioception
- Setting goals, developing treatment plans,
and measuring outcomes
- Legal and ethical issues
- The business of canine rehabilitation
Classes are held each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Colorado and Florida. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. Registered students: Please watch for specific emails about each class as there may be occasional minor changes to class times.
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.