“I thought the sport class (Canine Sports Medicine) was one of the best I've been to for years and am so looking forward to the future classes. Thanks again and thanks, Chris, for your patience with all my questions."
–David Hirsch, DVM
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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Upcoming Dates

» May 26-28, 2017
Canine Sports Medicine, Frankfurt, Germany, EUR 1,600 (1300 EUR early-bird rate until January 31, 2017).

» May 30-June 3, 2017
Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Frankfurt, Germany, EUR 2,900 (EUR 2600 early-bird rate until January 31, 2017).

Students enrolling in both classes in Germany are eligible for a 200 EUR discount off the total 2-course fee.

To register, visit the Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt website or email Dr. Alexandra Keller.

The Canine Rehabilitation Institute is pleased to be returning to Germany to offer its continuing education program.

We will be offering two courses in Spring 2017! We have scheduled Canine Sports Medicine for May 26-28, 2017, and Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation for May 30-June 3, 2017.

Both courses will once again be hosted by Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt (formerly known as Praxis für Tiermedizin & Chiropraktik) at its newly renovated facility in Frankfurt.

Assuming we have sufficient demand, we plan to continue with the third course in our certification program — The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Our program includes these three hands-on courses and an internship at a practice with a certified canine rehabilitation therapist.

Canine Sports Medicine (Germany)

Course Dates: May 26-28, 2017

Venue: Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt (formerly known as Praxis für Tiermedizin & Chiropraktik), Golfstrasse 25, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany.

Hosted by
Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurtlogo

Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.

Faculty: M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA

Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to all licensed veterinarians and physiotherapists.

Course Description: Canine Sports Medicine provides students with a fundamental understanding of structure and locomotion as they relate to performance, and an introduction to canine sporting events. Sports injuries in canine athletes are covered in depth including their causes, prevention and rehabilitation. The role that psychology can play in the rehabilitation of the canine athlete is also discussed. Participants get hands-on experience with dogs on site.

This course is limited to 32 participants. Course participants from Germany are eligible to earn 25 ATF hours. This course is also RACE approved by the AAVSB.

Course Fee: EUR 1,600 (1300 EUR early-bird rate until January 31, 2017)
(students enrolling in both classes in Germany are eligible for a 200 EUR discount off the total 2-course fee)

Topics Covered Include:

  • Canine sporting events: the organizations that oversee them and the breeds that participate
  • Anatomical structures and locomotion as they relate to canine performance
  • Gait assessment and retraining
  • Lameness evaluation
  • Canine sports injuries: causes, prevention and targeted rehabilitation
  • Conditioning for the canine athlete
  • Erogenic drugs (ethical and unethical)
  • Nutrition and supplements for the canine athlete
  • Canine sports psychology and how it can affect rehabilitation

 

Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation (Germany)

Course Dates: May 30-June 3, 2017

Venue: Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt (formerly known as Praxis für Tiermedizin & Chiropraktik), Golfstrasse 25, 60528 Frankfurt, Germany.

Hosted by
Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurtlogo

Watch our video overview to learn more about this course.

Faculty: Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVC, CCRT, Judy Coates, MSPT, MEd, CCRT, Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, PhD, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

Prerequisites: This 5-day course is open to all licensed veterinarians and physiotherapists.

We have streamlined this course to include more online content. This course includes 5 classroom days and 16 additional hours of online coursework that must be completed before the first day of class.

Course Description: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation provides students with a fundamental understanding of canine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Students build relevant structures on canine skeletons using clay, and get hands-on experience palpating live canines. Common orthopedic and neurological disorders of the canine patient are covered including both conservative and surgical treatment options. Canine rehabilitation modalities including traditional physical therapy and integrative therapies are introduced, as well as ways they can be incorporated into a veterinary practice. This course also covers canine neurology and an introduction to neuro rehabilitation.

This course is limited to 32 participants. We have applied for ATF hours for course participants from Germany. This course is also RACE approved by the AAVSB.

Course Fee: EUR 2,900 (EUR 2600 early-bird rate until January 31, 2017)
(students enrolling in both classes in Germany are eligible for a 200 EUR discount off the total 2-course fee)

Topics Covered Include:

  • Comparative (human and canine) anatomy and biomechanics
  • Canine neuro/musculoskeletal structures including bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons and cartilage; also, the origin, insertion, innervation, and action of each
  • The fundamental physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics of joint, muscle and muscle action as they relate to common canine injuries
  • Traditional physical therapy terminology and techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and aquatic therapy; also, physical modalities utilizing LASER, ultrasound, thermal agents and electrotherapy
  • Integrative therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, magnetic therapy and homeopathy
  • Diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcome measurement in canine rehabilitation
  • Infectious diseases and zoonoses in canine rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • The business of canine rehabilitation

At the end of DAY 5, students are given a take-home, open-book final exam that they have 30 days to complete. Collaboration with fellow classmates is encouraged.

 

Travel Arrangements: The course venue, Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt (formerly known as Praxis für Tiermedizin & Chiropraktik), is located only 15 minutes from Frankfurt International Airport (note: not Frankfurt-Hahn Airport). It is also 15 minutes from the Central Train Station, with the bus and S-Bahn in walking distance.

Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt has provided information on its website about local hotels and apartments, including special discounted rates. Please see the registration pages on the Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt website for more information:

 

Registration: To register, visit the Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt website or email Dr. Alexandra Keller.

Students are permitted to bring their dogs to class. More information will be provided to students after registration.


Questions? For more information about our German Program, please email Dr. Alexandra Keller at dr.keller@chiropraktik-tierarzt.de.