“What an amazing class (The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist)! Thank you to all of the instructors, TAs, and supportive staff for making this experience so great! My brain is full, and I can't wait to transition from human physical therapy to canine."
–Sunny Rubin, MSPT, Seattle, Washington

“This is by far the best CE I have ever attended. Everything is so easy, from registering to lodging, the courses are awesome, and I always come home pumped!"
–Nathalie Fortier, DVM, CCRT, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Upcoming Dates

» May 7-9, 2020
Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Het Waterhof, Velm, Belgium. €2100. Note: We have postponed this course to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read more.

» May 11-15, 2020
Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Het Waterhof, Velm, Belgium. €3500. Note: We have postponed this course to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read more.

» May 17-19, 2020
Canine Sports Medicine, Het Waterhof, Velm, Belgium. €2100. Note: We have postponed this course to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read more.

 

We have postponed our May 2020 courses in Belgium to limit the spread of COVID-19. We will work with our European colleagues to reschedule these courses as soon as the World Health Organization advises that it is safe to do so.

Please click on the links below for more details about each course.

Course Location: Het Waterhof, Halingenstraat 57, 3806 Velm, Belgium.

Hosted by: Het Waterhof
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Website: www.hetwaterhof.com

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Registration: To register for courses or learn more, contact Het Waterhof directly at [email protected].

Lodging: If you have any questions or would like information about lodging options in the area, please contact Het Waterhof at [email protected].

 

Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

Course Dates: May 7-9, 2020 (postponed)

Faculty: Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 2.5-day course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have successfully completed their CCRT and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation. Veterinarians and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) who have completed CRI’s Clinical Skills module (formerly named Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation are also welcome. Good basic manual skills are expected.

Course Description: Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist will advance the basic manual skills learned in the Clinical Skills module (formerly named Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) to a higher level. This practical and case-oriented course will have strong emphasis on the spine and will focus on advanced joint mobilization techniques of the extremities. Participants will receive ample hands-on experience with dogs on site.

Course Fee: €2100. Special offer for first 10 registrants - register for only €2000!
Note: A minimum of 16 students is needed to hold this course.

Additional Details: See the Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist course page.

Registration: To register for courses or learn more, contact Het Waterhof directly at [email protected].

 


 

Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation

Watch our video overview to learn more about Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Course Dates: May 11-15, 2020 (postponed)

Faculty: Kara L. Amstutz, DVM, CCRT, CVPP, CVA, Amber Kenney, MPT, MTC, CKTP, CCRT, Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT, Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 5-day course is open to veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians/nurses. Veterinary students may take this course any time after their first 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. Veterinary technicians/nurses must submit an 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.

Pre-Course Work: There are 10 hours of online pre-course work required for veterinarians and physical therapists, and 7 hours for veterinary nurses/technicians. Instructions about accessing the pre-course work will be sent to registered students. Please set aside the time you need to watch the videos, complete the quizzes, and do the assigned reading 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.

Course Fee: €3500. Note: A minimum of 15 students is needed to hold this course.

Additional Details: See the Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course page.

Registration: To register for courses or learn more, contact Het Waterhof directly at [email protected].

 


 

Canine Sports Medicine

Watch our video overview to learn more about Canine Sports Medicine.

Course Dates: May 17-19, 2020 (postponed)

Faculty: Chris Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVSMT, CVA

Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to all veterinarians. Veterinary technicians/nurses and physical therapists that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and veterinary technicians/nurses and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) are also welcome. Physical therapists who have hands-on competition experience in canine sports may attend this course before completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. Veterinary technicians/nurses must submit an Employment Agreement Letter indicating that they are under the supervision of a veterinarian or physical therapist who is either: certified in canine rehabilitation (CCRT or CCRP only) or is pursuing CCRT certification and has completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation or has a seat confirmed in that course.

Pre-Course Work: There are 6.5 hours of online pre-course work required for this course. Instructions about accessing online pre-course work will be sent to registered students. Please set aside the time you need to watch the videos, complete the quizzes, and do the assigned reading before the first day of class.

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.

Course Fee: €2100. Note: A minimum of 15 students is needed to hold this course.

Additional Details: See the Canine Sports Medicine course page.

Registration: To register for courses or learn more, contact Het Waterhof directly at [email protected].