Faculty: Felix M. Duerr, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, DECVS, DACVSMR, CCRT, Martin
W. Kaufmann, ABC, BSBA, c-PED, Prosthetic/Orthotic
3-day course is open to veterinarians, physical
therapists, and veterinary technicians who have
successfully completed Introduction
to Canine Rehabilitation. CCRPs are welcome. All
veterinary technicians must submit an Employer
Students learn how orthotics and
prosthetics can be used effectively in canine
rehabilitation. Principles of biomechanics,
kinematics and dynamics are reviewed, in particular
how they guide the design and fitting of specific
orthotics and prosthetics. Wet labs provide
students with hands-on experience in thoracic-limb
and pelvic-limb fiberglass impression techniques.
Patient evaluation and treatment options for
specific conditions and injuries are discussed.
Students have the unique opportunity to tour
a veterinary orthotics and prosthetics (V-OP)
manufacturing facility nearby.
Please note: Students who do not
attend a full day of class will not receive
any CE credit hours for that day.
Course Fee: $575
Course Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Topics Covered Include:
- The history of orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation
- Bandaging and splinting
- The mechanical advantage of orthoses and prostheses
- Thoracic limb orthoses and prostheses
- Pelvic limb orthoses and prostheses
- Fiberglass impression techniques
- Evaluation of the canine patient, goal
setting, and rehabilitation from the V-OP