CCMT VI - Online - Timed written exam including video cases

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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 Part VI in the CCMT Program.

Additional Information

Instructor(s) David Levine, Debbie (Gross) Torraca, Matthew Brunke
Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe normal and abnormal canine peripheral joint and spinal joint biomechanics
  2. Accurately palpation bony landmarks, major muscles.
  3. Describe and assess end-feels of the peripheral joints
  4. Describe the differences between manual therapy and manual mobilization
  5. Establish a baseline for normal canine joint motion as it relates to movement.
  6. Establish the knowledge to assess a dog from a biomechanical concept to establish losses of movement as it applies to function
  7. Determine normal vs. abnormal movement in individual joints
  8. Determine mechanical losses and gains of motion as they relate to movement. 
  9. Demonstrate proficient passive range of motion of the peripheral and spinal joints on a dog
  10. Explain the principles of joint mobilization on the dog inclusive of indications, contraindications, and precautions
  11. Understand the safety and methods to appropriately position and work with dogs to successfully perform manual therapy and mobilization
  12. Describe the principles and applications of mobilization applied to dogs as set forth by Geoffrey Maitland
  13. Describe the principles and application of mobilization as set forth by Brian Mulligan
  14. Demonstrate the application of different principles of manual therapy through a didactic and hands on approach on dogs
  15. Successfully demonstrate the techniques learned via direct observation of an instructor in check-offs
  16. Gain an understanding of pain control through a multimodal approach involving joint mobilization and manual therapy.

Completion of CCMT I and II Online, III and IV Labs and V Cases.

DVMs, LVTs, PTs, DCs (American Veterinary Chiropractic Association) must all have completed (or have completed the majority) of their CCRP or CCRT/CCRA training.

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