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Canine Therapeutic Exercise
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Upcoming Dates

» March 19-20, 2022
Canine Therapeutic Exercise, Littleton, Colorado, $895.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation

» Veterinary Orthoses and Prostheses



Faculty: Suzie Stoke, MSPT, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 2-day course is open to licensed veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians/nurses who have taken Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. CCRPs are also welcome. Veterinary technicians/nurses need to submit a valid Employment Agreement Letter indicating that there is a veterinarian or physical therapist either certified in canine rehabilitation working in their practice or registered for Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Description: Canine Therapeutic Exercise provides students with an understanding of how exercise affects tissue physiology. Students will learn to evaluate and apply appropriate exercises for different stages of healing and how to progress exercises through the rehabilitation phase into the return-to-activity phase. Detailed exercise programs for orthopedic, neurological, post-operative, geriatric and canine athlete cases are presented, demonstrated, and practiced. Students will learn case-specific exercises tailored to in-clinic and at-home settings.

Course Fee: $895

Topics Covered:

  • The effects of therapeutic exercises on mechanotransduction, tissue repair, and stages of healing
  • Creating a comprehensive conditioning program based on balance, strength, endurance. and flexibility exercises
  • Advancing canine exercises for each stage of healing based on weight bearing status, types of muscle contractions, strength, and overload principle
  • Age-appropriate exercise programs for geriatric cases
  • Recognizing soreness or setbacks
  • Conditioning programs for canine athletes and therapeutic exercises for common agility injuries