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Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation
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» CRI Member Library (formerly known as the Online CE Course Subscription)
Unlimited access for one year to our online course library. See complete details on our CRI Member Library page. $795.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Canine Therapeutic Exercise

» Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Exercise Physiology of the Working Canine

» Feline Rehabilitation and Pain Management

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Myofascial Techniques for the Rehabilitation Therapist

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation

» Veterinary Orthoses and Prostheses


Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation is now offered as part of our CRI Member Library!

"Anyone who is considering an UWTM needs to take this course! All the subject topics are the things I have tried to learn through trial and error. Video footage during lectures was great." –Erika Sullenberger, DVM, CCRT, Santa Cruz, California

Faculty: Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT; Wendy Davies, BS, CVT, CCRVN, VTS (Phys Rehab)

Prerequisites: Veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians/nurses that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation (including the exam) can subscribe. Veterinary professionals certified in canine rehabilitation by UT/VAHL (CCRP), Healing Oasis (VMRT), Chi Institute (CCRV), or CuraCore (CRPM), and veterinarians who have earned their DACVSMR and are practicing canine rehabilitation are also welcome to subscribe. Veterinary technicians/nurses need to submit a valid Employment Agreement Letter.

Course Description: In Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation, students will learn how the resistance and buoyancy of water can be used for canine fitness, conditioning, injury recovery, and relief from joint pain. Topics will include how to create an aquatic therapy program, aquatic rehabilitation exercises, hydrotherapy equipment and products, swimming pool vs. underwater treadmill, safety concerns, and how to make aquatic therapy profitable for your practice.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 15.5 credit hours.

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CRI Member Library Fee: $795 for unlimited access for one person for one year. Because of the value of these courses, no other discounts apply.

Note: This registration fee permits one student to access the online course. Students may not share log-in information with others.

Students will receive a registration confirmation email and a Welcome Letter with instructions about how to access the CRI Member Library. Students will have one year of unlimited access to these courses.

Visit the CRI Member Library page for more details.

Online Course Chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Intro to Aquatics and Hydrotherapy
  • Part 2: Properties of Water
  • Part 3: Biomechanics of Swimming
  • Part 4: Tricks of the Trade
  • Part 5: Indications, Contraindications & Precautions
  • Part 6: It's All About the Chemistry
  • Part 7: Pool Equipment & Supplies
  • Part 8: Treatment Planning
  • Part 9: Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Part 10: Treating Specific Diagnoses
  • Part 11: Appointment Management
  • Dry Lab
  • Wet Lab
  • Bonus Handout: How To Make Aquatic Therapy Profitable For Your Practice