Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation

30. Mai - 03. Juni 2017, Frankfurt

Faculty: Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, Laurie McCauley, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVC, CCRT, Judy Coates, MSPT, MEd, CCRT, Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, PhD, CCRT, DACVS, DACVSMR

We have streamlined this course to include more online content. This course includes 5 classroom days and 16 additional hours of online coursework that must be completed before the first day of cla

Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation provides students with a fundamental understanding of canine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. Students build relevant structures on canine skeletons using clay, and get hands-on experience palpating live canines. Common orthopedic and neurological disorders of the canine patient are covered including both conservative and surgical treatment options. Canine rehabilitation modalities including traditional physical therapy and integrative therapies are introduced, as well as ways they can be incorporated into a veterinary practice.

Seminar Language English

This 5-day course is open to all veterinarians (DVM) and human physical therapists.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB.

Please note: 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.

Course Fee: EUR 2,900 (EUR 2600 early-bird rate until January 31, 2017)
(students enrolling in both classes in Germany are eligible for a 200 EUR discount off the total 2-course fee)

Topics Covered Include:

  • Comparative (human and canine) anatomy and biomechanics
  • Canine neuro/musculoskeletal structures including bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons and cartilage; also, the origin, insertion, innervation, and action of each
  • The fundamental physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics of joint, muscle and muscle action as they relate to common canine injuries
  • Traditional physical therapy terminology and techniques including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and aquatic therapy; also, physical modalities utilizing LASER, ultrasound, thermal agents and electrotherapy
  • Integrative therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, magnetic therapy and homeopathy
  • Diagnosis, treatment planning, and outcome measurement in canine rehabilitation
  • Infectious diseases and zoonoses in canine rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • The business of canine rehabilitation


Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt,
Dr. Alexandra Keller & Dr.Wolfgang Mayrhofer
Golfstr. 25, 60528 Frankfurt

Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport-North

Isenburger Schneise 40
605238 Frankfurt

mention „CRI-CSM Frankfurt“
Booking with formula
Fax +49 69 6802 888
Email: res.frais@leonardo-hotels.com

Paragon Apartment

Studio 60 EUR single person 65 EUR double person


Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt
Mailänder Straße 1
60598 Frankfurt / Main
+49 (0)69 - 680 20

EUR 109,00 single bedroom
EUR 129,00 double bedroom
VAT and breakfast incl.

mention „CRI-INTRO2017“
Booking with formula
Fax +49 69 6802 888
Email: res.frais@leonardo-hotels.com

Information and Registration:
Please contact Dr. Alexandra Keller,Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt


Please make bank transfer to:
Dr. Alexandra Keller
Referenz „CRI-INTRO2017“

Frankfurter Volksbank
IBAN  DE30501900006002048220

Registration in order of incoming payment

Right of cancellation for participants:
4 weeks up to 2 weeks prior to the event 50% of fee refund,
later than 2 weeks prior to the event refund of seminar fees cannot be warranted.