This course is the third of four modules for the CCRT certification.
This hands-on course allows students to practice their evaluation skills, create assessments, and present treatment plans for all types of canine rehabilitation cases. Differential diagnoses will be addressed in case-based discussions. Topics will include evaluation of orthopedic and neurologic impairments, pain recognition and assessment, gait patterns and lameness, and pain management.
This course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists that have taken Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Clinical Skills. Veterinarians and physical therapists that have taken Clinical Skills and are certified in canine rehabilitation by VAHL (CCRP), Healing Oasis (VMRT), Chi Institute (CCRV), CuraCore (CRPM), or Northeast Seminars (CCAT), and veterinarians who have earned their DACVSMR and are practicing canine rehabilitation are eligible to take this course. Veterinary and physical therapy students may take Clinical Applications after completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Clinical Skills, and their third year of veterinary or physical therapy school.
Online Pre-course Videos: 14 hours
All students will have 14 hours of pre-course online work to complete before the in-person session. We will send you instructions for accessing the recourse work approximately 60 days before the start of class.
Please note: All videos must be viewed to receive full CE credit for this course portion.
Days in Class: 2
RACE Approved for 24 Credit hours by the AAVSB
Note: Starting in April 2024, the last day of class ends early to allow students the opportunity to return home that evening. Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours. Do not make airline reservations that require you to depart class before 3:00 P.M.
Additional Course Information
$1,989 - Springfield, Missouri
$2,250 - Velm, Belgium
$2,550 - Brisbane, Australia
Course Notes: Sixty days before the start of the in-person class, registrants will receive access to the pre-course videos that must be viewed before the in-person class. Approximately 14 hours of online coursework must be completed before attending the in-person course.
- Assessment and recognition of pain
- Pain management: pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic
- How to perform an orthopedic evaluation
- How to perform a neurological evaluation
- Gait patterns and lameness
- Indications and contraindications for neurological treatment techniques
- Dry needling, acupuncture, stem cells, and joint injections
- Treatment techniques for upper motor neuron vs. lower motor neuron cases
- Setting goals, developing treatment plans, and measuring outcomes
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Time, USA (January 2024 class schedule)
Starting April 2024
Day 1: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Central Time, USA
Day 2: 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. Central Time, USA
Note: starting April 2024 class, the last day of class ends early to allow students the opportunity to return home that evening. Students who do not attend a full day of class will not receive any CE credit hours for that day and may have to return to make up the missing hours. Do not make airline reservations that require you to depart class before 3:00 P.M.
Please note: Australian courses will be held from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. daily
At the end of the course, students are given a take-home, open-book final exam that they have 14 days to complete. We allow an extra 14 days to complete this course if taken immediately after the Clinical Skills course. Collaboration with classmates is encouraged.
Please watch for specific emails about each class, as there may be occasional minor changes to class times.
Take time to review your notes and slides from the Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Clinical Skills courses. Special attention to anatomy is vital as we will progress quickly to the next steps with little review.
Make sure to give yourself ample time to complete your pre-course videos. All videos must be watched before class to receive full CE credit.
There are approximately 14 hours of pre-course material in our online learning platform, Thinkific. You will receive access to Thinkific 60 days ahead of class. You can watch the videos at your own pace. Feel free to download or print the slides of the lectures so that you can take notes and have them for your future reference.
You will have access 60 days prior to class and 30 days once class is complete.
Once you submit your class evaluation, you will receive a digital examination. The exam consists of multiple-choice and true/false questions. The exam questions come from pre-course videos, in-person lectures, and the class reading list. The exam is open note, open book, and students are encouraged to collaborate on the examination.
Students must score an 85% or above to pass the exam. If they score 80-84%, we will require them to review their incorrect answers and explain why the correct answer is right. If students score 79% or below, they must retake the class before moving on to the next module.
Examinations are due two weeks after the end of class. The only exception to this due date is if you take Clinical Skills and Clinical Applications back to back. We will allow an additional 14 days to submit your Clinical Applications examination.