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Canine I: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation-

 

Online Lecture Series Reviews the regulatory issues involved in this field of practice from the perspective of physical therapists and veterinarians. An overview of basic comparative anatomy will be reviewed, as well as commonly used therapeutic interventions. Collaboration between the veterinary and physical therapy professions will be emphasized to enhance the learning experience.

 

Unit Number and Topic

     1. Why Physical Rehabilitation?
     2. Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation
     3. Responses of Musculoskeletal Tissues to Disuse & Remobilization
     4. Canine Osteology & Arthrology
     5. Canine Myology
     6. Neuroanatomy
     7. Common Neurologic Conditions
     8. Common Ailments in the Hind limb
     9. Common Conditions of the Forelimb
   10. Canine Behavior & Handling
   11. Canine Examination

   12. Orthopedic Evaluation
   13. Neurologic Examination
   14. The Team Approach / Getting Started
   15. Additional Resources

 

Canine II: Physical Agent Modalities and Therapeutic Exercises-Online Lecture Series-

 

This course will provide the participant with the didactic material for selected physical agent modalities used in canine physical rehabilitation. Superficial heating and cooling agents, therapeutic ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave treatment, laser therapy, and electrical stimulation will be covered as well as theoretical applications with cases. This course also provides the participant with the basic skills necessary to prescribe and provide therapeutic exercise programs for dogs. Benefits and risks associated with therapeutic exercise programs will be covered along with outcome assessment of exercise programs. Topics covered include joint biomechanics, exercise physiology, range of motion and stretching, gait training, strengthening exercises, balance and proprioceptive exercises, aquatic exercises, and exercises for wellness/prevention. Outcome measures (goniometry, circumferential measurements, etc.) will also be covered.

 

Lecture breakdown, Part 1:

Unit Title

  1. Acute and Chronic Inflammation

  2. Regulatory Issues

  3. Physical Agents:  Modalities

  4. Principles of Heat as Therapeutic Modalities

  5. Principles of Cold as Therapeutic Agent

  6. Therapeutic Ultrasound in Small Animal Practice

  7. Electrotherapy

  8. Laser Therapy

  9. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

  10. Massage in Small Animal Practice

 

Lecture breakdown, Part 2:

Unit Title

  1.  Range of Motion and Stretching

  2.  Exercise to Enhance Proprioception

  3.  Assessing Treatment Outcomes

  4.  Aquatic Exercises

  5.  Therapeutic Exercises

  6.  Joint Mobilizations and End Feels

  7.  Basic Science of Physical Therapy Anatomy & Biomechanics

  8.  Kinematics of Selected Therapeutic Exercises in Dogs

  9. Exercise Physiology & Conditioning

 

 

Canine III: Physical Agent Modalities and Therapeutic Exercises (Live Lab)-

 

This course will provide the participant with laboratory experiences for selected physical agent modalities used in canine physical rehabilitation. Superficial heating and cooling agents, therapeutic ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave treatment, laser therapy, and electrical stimulation will be covered. A palpation lab on live dogs is included to review important anatomical structures for rehabilitation. This course also provides the participant with the basic skills necessary to prescribe and provide therapeutic exercise programs for dogs. Benefits and risks associated with therapeutic exercise programs will be covered along with outcome assessment of exercise programs. Topics covered include exercise physiology, range of motion and stretching, gait training, strengthening exercises, balance and proprioceptive exercises, aquatic exercises, and exercises for wellness/prevention. Outcome measures (goniometry, circumferential measurements, etc.) will also be practiced in this course. Orthopedic and neurological evaluation/assessment of the rehabilitation patient will also be reviewed and performed with supervision.

Day 1

7:30-8:00am 

- Breakfast and registration

8:00-8:30am

- Welcome/Overview

8:30-12:00pm

- Morning laboratory sessions - Round Robin (50 minutes X 4)
- Therapeutic laser / familiarization with devices and processes
- Therapeutic ultrasound / familiarization with devices and processes
- Electrical Stimulation / familiarization with devices and processes
- Shockwave therapy / familiarization with devices and processes

12:00-1:00pm

- Lunch

1:00-2:00pm

- Case in clinic

2:00 –5:00pm

- Dissection Lab

 

Day 2 

7:45-8:00am 

- Breakfast

8:00-8:30pm

- Q & A and discussion

8:30-12:00pm

- Morning laboratory session - Round Robin (50 minutes X 4)
- Therapeutic ultrasound / clinical applications
- Electrical stimulation / clinical applications
- Orthopedic examination
- Neurologic examination

12:00-1:00pm

- Lunch

1:00-2:00pm

- Case in the clinic

2:00-5:00pm

- Afternoon laboratory session - Round Robin (40 minutes X 4)
- Goniometry of the pelvic limb and thigh circumference
- Goniometry of the forelimb / PROM
- Therapeutic massage
- Gait / force plate lab /Stance analyzer


Day 3

7:45-8:00am

- Breakfast

8:00-9:00am

- Q & A and discussion

9:00-12:00pm

- Morning laboratory session - Round Robin (40 minutes X 4)
- Splints and braces
- Gait Analysis
- Therapeutic laser and shockwave therapy / clinical applications
- Heat and cold

12:00-1:00pm

- Lunch

1:00-2:00pm

- Case in Clinic

2:00-3:00pm

- Canine Exercise Programs

3:00-4:00pm

- Lecture orthoses/prostheses

4:00-5:00pm

- CCRP case study presentation and discussion


Day 4 (AM Session)

7:45-8:00am

- Breakfast

8:00-9:00am

- Stem Cell/PRP Therapy lecture - Millis

9:00-12:00pm

- Round Robin (40 minutes X 4)
- Exercise to promote limb use, strength
- Exercises to promote balance, and proprioception
- Ambulation assistance / sling / exercise bands / hoists / carts
- Aquatic Therapy

 

Canine IV: Putting it All Together: Designing & Implementing a Rehabilitation Program (Live Lab)-

Design and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation program for commonly seen orthopedic and neurologic conditions in the canine patient. A case study approach will be utilized teaming students from different professions.

Day 4 (Afternoon Session) 1:00-5:00

  • Designing and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program/Orthopedic conditions

  • Designing and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program/Neurologic conditions

  • Designing and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program/Neurologic conditions continued

  • BREAK

  • Correlation between physiologic processes and rehabilitation program

  • Time Frames; beginning treatment, frequency of treatment, and duration of treatment

 

Day 5 8:00-5:00

  • Communication between the veterinary and physical therapy professions; why it is essential, referral methods, and follow-up

  • BREAK

  • Documentation; standardization of forms and communication between the veterinary and physical therapy professions

  • LUNCH

  • Developing a rehabilitation program (Teams) - Case Studies

  • BREAK

  • Case Study team presentations

  • Discussion

 

Canine V: Elective:  Choose from a variety of online and live electives-(See Schedule for dates & locations of live course offerings)

Online elective course options include:

  • Canine Sports Medicine

  • Companion Animal Pain Management

  • The Head to Tail Series-The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

  • The Head to Tail Series-Canine Common Conditions

  • Osteoarthritis Management

  • Manual Therapy I & II (I-Online and II-Live Lab:  See Schedule for dates & locations of live course offerings)

 

Canine VI: Clinical Practicum (Externship & Case Studies)-

 

This is the individual portion of the program. You are required to complete five case studies and a 40-hour externship.  Canine VI is due two months prior to the exam you would like to sit for.

 

Canine VI is a two-part course consisting of 40 hours of observation and five required case studies. The guidelines for this course are given to everyone upon registration. Canine I through Canine IV must be completed prior to beginning this course. Observation hours completed prior to registration or without site approval may not be used to fulfill course requirements. Case Studies must be submitted for the following areas:

·       Orthopedic - two cases 

·       Neurological - two cases 

·       Additional case of the participant's choosing - one case

 

Canine VII: Written and Practical Exam Two-day Exam  

 

 The exam is held at the University of Tennessee and is offered every June & December (proof of degree and/or license must be on file).

 

**Courses must be completed in order.  The Canine V (Elective Course) can be taken in advance of starting the program.

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