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 II in the CCMT program.


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Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify the anatomy of the spinal anatomy inclusive of palpation, individual sections, and areas of the vertebrae.
    1. Cervical
    2. Suboccipital region
    3. Thoracic
    4. Thoracic with relation to ribs
    5. Lumbar
    6. Lumbosacral region
    7. Pelvis
  2. Identify the individual components of the vertebra inclusive of the spinous process, transverse process and facet joints.
  3. Identify the spinous and transverse processes of the available vertebrae independently
  4. Understand the functional anatomy of the spine as it relates to movement
  5. Understand the motions of flexion, extension, side flexion and rotation at each level of the spine
  6. Understand the individual movement of the spinal regions independently and how it relates to the appendicular skeleton
  7. Understand the principles of Maitland mobilization as it applies to the spinal movement with regard to grades I to IV
  8. Learn to assess end feel for each level of the spine and apply graded movements appropriately to manage pain and stiffness at each individual level of the spine


Completion of CCMT I online.
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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