Manual Therapy is a specialized treatment approach that consists of hands-on techniques including joint mobilization, massage, and other interventions designed to mobilize joints, activate muscles, connective tissues, and stimulate nerves in order to facilitate healing and restore optimal function. This program is designed to teach canine rehabilitation practitioners’ canine peripheral joint and spinal biomechanics, and manual therapy techniques inclusive of joint mobilization, massage, and range of motion. Our courses are designed to provide clinicians with practical techniques that will change the way they practice and help patients achieve maximal outcomes.
This course is designed to teach the basic principles of manual therapy including massage/soft tissue mobilization, and joint mobilization, with an emphasis on the extremities. Participants will combine online lecture material and hands-on experience with dogs as they learn these techniques. Manual therapy concepts and evidence-based rationale for treatment selection are covered in depth. Developing goal-focused treatment plans and assessing outcomes in canine rehabilitation patients will also be covered.
(RACE approved for 5.5 hours online lecture)
This program is delivered in a hybrid format of online lecture, hands on lab sessions, case studies and an online exam.
|Instructor(s)||David Levine, Debbie (Gross) Torraca, Matthew Brunke|
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
DVMs, LVTs, PTs, DCs (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association) must all have completed (or have completed the majority) of their CCRP or CCRT/CCRA training.
ONLINE LECTURE (5.5 HOURS)
Module II Joint Mobilization
Module III Anatomy, Massage, and Mobilization of Limbs
RACE Program Approval