“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, Seattle, Washington

“This is by far the best CE I have ever attended. Everything is so easy, from registering to lodging, the courses are awesome, and I always come home pumped!"
–Nathalie Fortier, DVM, CCRT, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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We are returning to Belgium in February 2019 to offer the Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module again!

Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (Europe)

Course Dates: 18-22 February, 2019

Location: Het Waterhof, Halingenstraat 57, 3806 Velm, Belgium.

Hosted by: Het Waterhof
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Website: www.hetwaterhof.com

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Faculty: Judy Coates, M.Ed, MSPT, CCRT, Sasha A. Foster, MSPT, CCRT, Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 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 Practitioners (CCRP).

We 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.

Course Description: 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. 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 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: €3250

Topics Covered Include:

  • Evaluation of the canine patient
  • Spinal and extremity joint kinematics and biomechanics
  • Manual therapy
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic modalities including LASER, ultrasound and electrotherapy
  • 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

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.

If you have any questions or would like information about lodging options in the area, please contact Ellen Martens of Het Waterhof at info@hetwaterhof.com.