This course is the second of four modules for the CCRT certification.
This three (3) day course builds upon the foundational anatomy and physical therapy skills students gained in module one and adds the following abilities:
- Advanced clinical patient assessment
- Treatment planning
- Treatment application
- Outcome measurement
A particular focus is identifying orthopedic and neurologic conditions and building an effective therapeutic patient plan. Practical applications of joint mobilization, modalities, therapeutic exercise, and neurorehabilitation are covered. Students get hands-on experience with dogs on-site as they learn how to perform a comprehensive exam and apply rehabilitation techniques.
Students should review their anatomy notes from their Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation course to succeed in this course.
This course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists that have completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. Veterinarians and physical therapists who 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. We recommend that veterinarians and physical therapists certified by programs other than CRI take Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation before taking Clinical Skills to benefit most from these courses. Veterinary and physical therapy students may take Clinical Skills after completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and their second year of veterinary or physical therapy school.
Online Pre-course Videos: 15.5 hours
All students will have 15.5 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: 3
RACE Approved for 49 Credit hours by the AAVSB
Note: Starting in 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
$3,349 - Springfield, Missouri
$3,375 - Velm, Belgium
$3,825 - 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 15.5 hours of online coursework must be completed before attending the in-person course.
- Evaluation of the canine patient
- Pain recognition and assessment
- Spinal and extremity joint kinematics and biomechanics
- Manual therapy
- Neurologic rehabilitation
- Therapeutic modalities, including LASER, ultrasound, and electrotherapy
- Therapeutic exercises for strength, weight-bearing, range of motion, flexibility, and proprioception
- Setting goals, developing treatment plans, and measuring outcomes
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Time, USA
Starting January 2024
Days 1-2: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Central Time, USA
Day 3: 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. Central Time, USA
Note: 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. 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. 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 prior to class to receive full CE credit.
There are approximately 15.5 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.