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Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation
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Upcoming Dates

» August 26-28, 2016
Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group, Broomfield, Colorado, $575.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation


Faculty: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, CCRT, Martin W. Kaufmann, ABC, BSBA, c-PED, Prosthetic/Orthotic Technologist

Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians who have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. CCRPs are welcome. All veterinary technicians must submit an Employer Agreement Letter.

Course Description: Students learn how orthotics and prosthetics can be used effectively in canine rehabilitation. Principles of biomechanics, kinematics and dynamics are reviewed, in particular how they guide the design and fitting of specific orthotics and prosthetics. Wet labs provide students with hands-on experience in thoracic-limb and pelvic-limb fiberglass impression techniques. Patient evaluation and treatment options for specific conditions and injuries are discussed. Students have the unique opportunity to tour a veterinary orthotics and prosthetics (V-OP) manufacturing facility nearby.

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: $575

Course Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Topics Covered Include:

  • The history of orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation
  • Bandaging and splinting
  • The mechanical advantage of orthoses and prostheses
  • Thoracic limb orthoses and prostheses
  • Pelvic limb orthoses and prostheses
  • Fiberglass impression techniques
  • Evaluation of the canine patient, goal setting, and rehabilitation from the V-OP perspective