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Clinical Applications
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» January 13-14, 2022
Clinical Applications, Coral Springs, FL, $1,850. SOLD OUT. Please read our waiting list policy and contact us to be added to our waiting list. A deposit is required.

» March 6-7, 2022
Clinical Applications, Coral Springs, FL, $1,850.

» Future Class
Clinical Applications, Florida or Colorado location, $1,850.


» Save with a 2-Course Package!
Save when you register for Clinical Skills together with Clinical Applications. You will have the opportunity to select your preferred dates when you register.

2-Course Package: Clinical Skills plus Clinical Applications, $4,725.

Clinical Applications is currently being offered in a hybrid format consisting of a multi-hour independent study segment followed by 2 days in the classroom. Please read our Hybrid Course Notes below.

The Clinical Applications module is the third of three modules in the CCRT certification program.

Faculty: Amber Kenney, MPT, MTC, CKTP, CCRT; Patrice M. Mich, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRT, Angie Pace, DPT, MTC, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists that have taken Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Clinical Skills (formerly called Canine Rehabilitation Therapist), and to CCRP veterinarians and physical therapists that have taken Clinical Skills. Veterinary students may take Clinical Applications after completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Clinical Skills, and their third year of veterinary school. Physical therapy students may register for this course, but can't start the course until after they graduate and are licensed.

Online Coursework: We have streamlined this course to include more online content. This course has 2 classroom days and 17 hours of additional online coursework that must be completed before the first day of class. The online coursework includes our Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation course at no charge.
Registered students: Please set aside the time you need to do the online coursework before the first day of class. We will email instructions for accessing the online coursework at least 30 days before the class starts.

Course Description: Clinical Applications provides students with the skills needed to evaluate and treat patients with orthopedic and/or neurological impairments. Pain management is emphasized from a medical management perspective. This is a hands-on course where students practice evaluation skills, create assessments, and present treatment plans for all types of canine rehabilitation cases.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 24 credit hours.

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: $1,850.

Hybrid Course Notes: The Clinical Applications module has been hybridized with approximately 17 hours of content provided online via video lectures prior to students attending a 2-day hands-on in-person session. The in-person sessions are completed following strict COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC. All registrations for in-person sessions will be honored to the best of our abilities, however cancellations or postponements may occur if CDC guidelines require this.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Pain management
  • How to perform an orthopedic evaluation
  • How to perform a neurological evaluation
  • Gait patterns and lameness
  • Indications and contraindications for neurological treatment techniques
  • Dry needling, acupuncture, stem cells, and joint injections
  • Treatment techniques for an upper motor neuron vs. a lower motor neuron case
  • Setting goals, developing treatment plans, and measuring outcomes

Classes are held each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Colorado and Florida. There is a 1-hour break for lunch. Registered students: Please watch for specific emails about each class as there may be occasional minor changes to class times.

At the end of DAY 3, students are given an open-book, take-home final exam that they have 30 days to complete. Collaboration with fellow classmates is encouraged.