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MULT600-1111: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation
INSTRUCTOR: Jacqueline Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, CVA, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP
COURSE OPEN: November 27 - December 21, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Sundays, December 4 and 11, 2011; 9:30pm-11:30pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a practice session prior to the first RTS. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first RTS.
Level and Prerequisites: Participants in this course should be well versed in canine anatomy and physiology; this course is geared toward a veterinarian interested in rehabilitation. This is a basic rehabilitation course; we will also offering an advanced rehabilitation course to follow. This class is a prerequisite to the Advanced Canine Rehabilitation course.
VIN CE course: open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians/VSPN members. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians and/or veterinary technicians.
Physical rehabilitation has recently gained acceptance as a useful therapy to improve postoperative outcomes and enhance function in animals with disabilities. This course will give a general overview of assessment and treatment of a dog with an orthopedic dysfunction and present ways to begin incorporating rehabilitation into your practice, with minimal investment.
This 2-week course is open to all veterinarians and technicians with an interest in rehabilitation.
This course consists of two (2) 2 hour Real Time Sessions; library materials supplementing recommend reading; interactive message board discussions; and a mandatory end of course test (80% score needed) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
Week 1: (Real Time Session December 4): Assessment of an animal for rehabilitation Required reading: None
Content: Review the potential benefits of rehabilitation, explain the importance of a thorough history, describe how to assess body composition, muscle mass, gait, joint function and pain, using objective measurements when possible and create a problem list and goals for designing a rehabilitation plan.
Week 2: (Real Time Session December 11): Application of rehabilitation to clinical problems
Required reading: None
Content: Discuss the indications of cold therapy, heat therapy, massage, PROM, and stretching, and describe various types of therapeutic exercises.
CE CREDITS: 4
Tuition: $80 ($72 early bird special if enrolled by November 20, 2011).
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Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636) to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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