“Patsy was fantastic! Her enthusiasm about the subject and her way of teaching the content made it very exciting despite her concern about it being 'didactic'. Loved this class!"

“Excellent program. Very valuable information that I will take home to my practice!"
–Anonymous, DVM

“Great class! A lot of useful information."
–Deana Cappucci, BS, LVT, CCRVN, CCMT, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation)-OC, Coral Springs, Florida
Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management
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» CRI Member Library (formerly known as the Online CE Course Subscription)
Unlimited access for one year to our online course library. See complete details on our CRI Member Library page. $795.


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Canine Therapeutic Exercise

» Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Exercise Physiology of the Working Canine

» Feline Rehabilitation and Pain Management

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Myofascial Techniques for the Rehabilitation Therapist

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Therapeutic Handling for Canine Rehabilitation


Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management is offered as part of our CRI Member Library!

"As a PT, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much from the pain management course. I feel I'm far more knowledgeable now than I am for human patients on those topics! Greta's case study was so helpful: to hear the thought process of medical management. I don't manage medication, but I do need to know how they can affect my patients and work with docs to give feedback." –Kelli R. Koga, PT, CCRT, Lafayette, Colorado

Faculty: Patrice M. Mich, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVAA, DACVSMR, CCRT

Prerequisites: Veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians/nurses that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation (including the exam) can subscribe. Veterinary professionals certified in canine rehabilitation by UT/VAHL (CCRP), Healing Oasis (VMRT), Chi Institute (CCRV), or CuraCore (CRPM), and veterinarians who have earned their DACVSMR and are practicing canine rehabilitation are also welcome to subscribe. Veterinary technicians/nurses need to submit a valid Employment Agreement Letter.

Course Description: In this comprehensive course, pain physiology and pathophysiology are made more accessible so you can directly improve your daily practice. Assessment techniques and treatment options are covered in depth. The critical relationship between pain management and rehabilitation is strongly emphasized using a case-based presentation. An integrative approach to management of acute and chronic pain is discussed including routine and novel pharmacology, supplements, biomodulation (acupuncture, LASER, shockwave), interventional techniques (e.g. PRP, stem cell), and rehabilitation. Strategies for combining multiple treatment modalities for better outcomes are presented. This course is the online version of our Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management course.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 7 credit hours.

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CRI Member Library Fee: $795 for unlimited access for one person for one year. Because of the value of these courses, no other discounts apply.

Note: This registration fee permits one student to access the online course. Students may not share log-in information with others.

Students will receive a registration confirmation email and a Welcome Letter with instructions about how to access the CRI Member Library. Students will have one year of unlimited access to these courses.

Visit the CRI Member Library page for more details.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Physiology/pathophysiology of pain
  • Pain assessment techniques
  • Impact of pain on the neuromusculoskeletal system
  • Pharmacologic agents used in pain control
  • Therapeutic physical agents and their application in pain management
  • Manual therapy for pain management
  • Exercise therapies for pain management
  • Concepts for managing acute/adaptive pain
  • Dietary, nutraceutical and pharmacologic approaches for managing chronic/maladaptive pain
  • Acupuncture
  • Psychological factors and adjuncts of pain management
  • Chronic pain complexities as they relate to physical interventions
  • Development of multimodal plans for case management