|“In place of an ambiance that smothers students and a showcase for arrogant professors, you have developed a school that allows freedom for learning and the ability to explore new ideas. Socrates would love you for this."
–Jill Kusba, DVM, MS, CCRT, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Faculty: CRI Faculty
3-day advanced course is open to Veterinarians
and Physical Therapists who have successfully
completed the coursework required for CRI certification.
Licensed Veterinarians and Physical Therapists who are
CCRPs can enroll if they have taken The
Canine Rehabilitation Therapist or University
of Tennessee's Head to Tail course. All CCRTs
Course Description: Participants get hands-on experience with dogs in the classroom as they learn to perform a detailed evaluation of the spine from a mechanical perspective. Manual therapy concepts and evidence-based rationale for treatment selection are covered in depth. An integrated model for dealing with spinal mechanics is introduced, including force closure, form closure, and motor control and timing for the neck, back, pelvis and ribs. Spinal biomechanics, spinal dysfunctions and manual treatment of the spinal system using mobilization techniques are covered. Participants learn to test the musculoskeletal control of the spine, and how to prescribe therapeutic exercises that target fine motor control and core stability. Pain control concepts and resolution of maladaptive postures are also addressed.
As of January 1, 2013, 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: $675
Course Sponsors: Our
August 2011 course was sponsored by:
Topics Covered Include:
- Manual therapy concepts
- Canine biomechanics
- Evaluation of the canine spine from a mechanical perspective
- Detection of spinal dysfunction
- Testing musculoskeletal control of the spine
- Manual treatment of the spinal system
- Therapeutic exercises
- Pain control
- Resolution of maladaptive postures