“This is the best continuing education I have ever taken
part in."

–Carl Rischen, DVM, DACVS,
Gig Harbor, Washington
Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation
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Upcoming Dates

» June 30-July 1, 2018
Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. Registration will open in January 2018.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation


Faculty: H. Steven Steinberg, VMD, Dip. ACVIM, Neurology, CCRT

Prerequisites: This course is open to all veterinarians, physical therapists, and veterinary technicians. All CCRTs, CCRAs and CCRPs who are licensed veterinary or physical therapy professionals are welcome. Veterinary technicians, including CCRPs and CCRAs, must submit an Employer 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.

Course Description: Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation will help one get their feet wet in the world of hydrotherapy. Many people look at aquatic therapy as a way to condition animals by using the resistance of the water and its buoyancy. There are several specific important scientific considerations when one is considering Aquatic Therapy. Are pools and underwater treadmills equivalent? Is being on a treadmill like dry land with resistance? Are there times when an underwater treadmill is simply the wrong choice? Can water therapy help make new neural connections? Can we make aquatic therapy profitable? Bring a bathing suit or wet suit and towel and plan to get wet. There is a shower on the premises.

Please note: Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day.

Course Fee: TBD

Topics covered include:

  • The properties of water and their application to canine hydrotherapy
  • Using aquatics and hydrotherapy in canine rehabilitation, maintenance and conditioning
  • Hydrotherapy equipment and products
  • Specific aquatic rehabilitation exercises
  • Creating a hydrotherapy program
  • Safety issues associated with hydrotherapy
  • Hiring and training hydrotherapy staff