“Thank you all so much for sharing your experience and expertise. This class was exactly what I needed to refocus, recharge and advance my skills. I really liked watching Ellen do her full exam on her patient. That helps to see the clinical application of what we learned in class."
–Kara Amstutz, DVM, CCRT, CVPP, Springfield, Missouri

“Ellen is fantastic. My goal is to be able to do manual therapies like her. No matter what questions I have, she has an answer. The only thing that would make it better is to have 5 days instead of 2.5. So much to learn from her!"
–Tammy Perkins Johnson, DVM, CCRP, CERP, CVA, CVSMT, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

“Loved learning Ellen's techniques for manual therapy and seeing the science to back it up. TAs were fabulous especially for this being the first time the course was offered."
–Alice Baker, DVM, CVA, CVC, CCRT, Fort Collins, Colorado
Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist
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Upcoming Dates

» May 7-9, 2020
Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Het Waterhof, Velm, Belgium. €2100. Note: We have postponed this course to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read more.


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» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Canine Therapeutic Exercise

» Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation

» Veterinary Orthoses and Prostheses



Faculty: Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT

Prerequisites: This 2.5-day course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have successfully completed their CCRT and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation. Veterinarians and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) who have completed CRI’s Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation are also welcome. Good basic manual skills are expected.

Course Description: Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist will advance the basic manual skills learned in the Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module to a higher level. This practical and case-oriented course will have strong emphasis on the spine and will focus on advanced joint mobilization techniques of the extremities. Participants will receive ample hands-on experience with dogs on site.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 20 credit hours.

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Course Fee: €2100. Special offer for first 10 registrants - register for only €2000! Note: A minimum of 16 students is needed to hold this course.

Topics Covered

  • Science and research behind manual therapy
  • Spinal and extremity joint kinematics and biomechanics
  • Joint evaluation of the extremities and spine
  • Indications and contraindications for joint mobilization
  • Advanced joint mobilization treatment techniques
  • Case studies

Class Details: Class will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Days 1 and 2, with a 1-hour break for lunch. Class on Day 3 will be a half-day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.