LABS:  North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine (Main CVM Entrance & Library on the map)

$2,250.00

Description

Biophysical Agent Modalities, Therapeutic Exercise, and Designing and Implementing a Rehabilitation Program (CCAT III – HANDS-ON LABS) course will provide the participant with laboratory experiences for selected biophysical agent modalities used in companion animal physical rehabilitation.  Superficial heating and cooling agents, therapeutic ultrasound, extracorporeal shockwave treatment, laser therapy, PEMF and electrical stimulation will be covered.  A palpation lab on live dogs is included to review important anatomical structures for rehabilitation.

This course also provides the participant with the necessary skills to prescribe and provide therapeutic exercise programs for dogs.  The benefits and risks associated with therapeutic exercise programs will also be covered.  Topics covered include exercise physiology, range of motion, stretching, gait training, strengthening exercises, balance and proprioceptive exercises, aquatic exercises, and exercises for wellness/prevention. Outcome measures (to include goniometry, circumferential measurements, etc.) will also be practiced during the course.  Orthopedic and neurological evaluation/assessment of the rehabilitation patient will also be reviewed and performed with faculty supervision.

Designing and Implementing a Rehabilitation Program:  The program will provide the participant with the skills necessary to design and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation program for commonly seen orthopedic and neurologic conditions.  A case study approach will be utilized teaming students from different professions together during the course to design and implement rehabilitation programs.  Participants are encouraged to bring an example case for discussion in the group learning portion of the program.

Event Details

REMINDER: Online lectures for CCAT I and CCAT II  must be completed prior to attending this lab.  - Click to Purchase online lectures.

LAB DATES:  July 8-12, 2023 - (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until noon)

Registration: 7:30am -
Day 1-4:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Day 5:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm (noon)

LAB Location:
North Carolina State University
College of Veterinary Medicine (Main CVM Entrance & Library on the map)
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC  27607

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Start date: July 08, 2023

End date: July 12, 2023

Start time: 08:00 a.m. EDT

End time: 12:00 p.m. EDT

Venue: North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Address: 1060 William Moore Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607

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Prerequisites

Completion of CCAT I and CCAT II online courses and the participant must be a Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician/Nurse, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist or an actively enrolled student in one of these fields.

REMINDER: Online lectures for CCAT I and CCAT II must be completed before you attend LABS.
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Outline

Day 1 Morning Session (8:00 – 12:00)
Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and Overview
Morning Laboratory Sessions in a Round Robin format (50 mins X 4) with two 10 minute breaks
Familiarization with electrophysical modalities:

  • Therapeutic laser
  • Shockwave / Pulse Electromagnetic Field therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation

LUNCH BREAK 12:00 -1:00

Day 1 Afternoon Session (1:00 – 5:00)
Lab Session:  Ambulation assistance / sling / exercise bands / hoists / carts
Supplement and Nutraceutical Presentation
10 Minute Break
Anatomy review, review of dog dissection videos, anatomy discussion
Question and Answer Session, Day 1 Discussion

Day 2 Morning Session (8:00 – 12:00)
Breakfast
Q and A Session
Morning Laboratory Sessions in a Round Robin format (50 mins X 4) with two 10 minute breaks
Clinical Applications with electrophysical modalities:

  • Therapeutic laser
  • Shockwave / Pulse Electromagnetic Field therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical Stimulation

LUNCH BREAK 12:00 -1:00

Day 2 Afternoon Session (1:00 – 5:00)
Afternoon laboratory session  – Assessment, Round Robin Format  (50 Mins x 3) with two 10 minute breaks

  • Goniometry of the pelvic limb and thigh circumference
  • Goniometry of the forelimb / Passive Range of Motion
  • Neurologic / Orthopedic examinations

CCAT Case Presentation
Question and Answer Session, Day 2 Discussion

Day 3 Morning Session (8:00 – 12:00)
Breakfast
Q and A Session
Morning laboratory session – Round Robin Format  (50 Mins x 3) with two 10 minute breaks

  • Exercise to promote limb use and strength, land treadmill
  • Exercises to promote balance and proprioception
  • Underwater treadmill exercise

Presentation: Canine Exercise Routines/Protocols

LUNCH BREAK 12:00 -1:00

Day 3 Afternoon Session (1:00 – 5:00)
Afternoon laboratory session  – Assessment, Round Robin Format  (50 Mins x 3) with two 10 minute breaks

  • Heat and cold applications
  • Splinting and bracing
  • Range of motion, stretching, and massage

Case presentation
Question and Answer Session, Day 3 Discussion

Day 4 Morning Session (8:00 – 12:00)
Breakfast
Q and A Session
Designing and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program/Orthopedic conditions
Designing and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program/Neurologic conditions

LUNCH BREAK 12:00 -1:00

Day 4 Afternoon Session (1:00 – 5:00)
Designing and implementing a comprehensive rehabilitation program/Neurologic conditions (continued)
Correlation between physiologic processes and rehabilitation program
Time Frames; beginning treatment, frequency of treatment, and duration of treatment
Question and Answer Session, Day 4 Discussion

Day 5 Morning Session (8:00 – 12:00)
Communication between the veterinary and physical therapy professions; why it is essential, referral methods, and follow-up
Documentation; standardization of forms and communication between the veterinary and physical therapy professions
Developing a rehabilitation program (Teams) – Case Studies
Case Study team presentations
Question and Answer Session, Discussion and Course Wrap-Up

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  •  Palpate on live dogs the major muscles, boney landmarks, joints, ligaments, and other anatomical structures important for rehabilitation.
  •  Recognize differences in acute and chronic inflammation and the proper signs of each in clinical patients.
  •  Understand the basic regulatory issues involved with canine rehabilitation.
  •  Demonstrate proper understanding of the general guidelines when using physical agents as modalities.
  •  Apply superficial heat and cryotherapy safely and competently as part of a laboratory experience.
  •  Describe the typical parameters used in therapeutic ultrasound in small animal practice and demonstrate safe technique in preparing and applying ultrasound on dogs.
  •  Understand the basic principles of electrical stimulation including parameters, electrodes, motor stimulation, sensory stimulation, and edema reduction and demonstrate proper technique on dogs.
  •  Understand the basic principles of shockwave therapy in veterinary practice and demonstrate proper technique during treatment.
  • Understand the basic principles of laser therapy in veterinary practice and demonstrate proper technique during treatment.
  • Understand the basic principles of Pulse Electro Magnetic Frequency (PEMF) therapy in veterinary practice and demonstrate proper technique during treatment.
  • Perform techniques of massage in small animal practice including its benefits, effects and general considerations.
  • Demonstrate various exercise techniques on dogs in safe and proficient manner.
  • Prescribe and provide therapeutic exercise programs for dogs to improve range of motion, strength, balance, endurance, and improved function.
  • Understand the principles of proprioception and demonstrate useful proprioceptive exercises during canine rehabilitation.
  • Proficiently demonstrate the use of various outcome measures used for the assessment of rehabilitation programs in dogs.
  • Develop basic skills in understanding joint function and demonstrate proper technique with goniometry on dogs.
  • Describe the use of aquatic therapy in rehabilitation and demonstrate proficiency in basic aquatic therapy with dogs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to safely progress a dog in a rehabilitation program.
  • Develop a basic understanding of joint mobilizations along with normal and abnormal end feels in dogs.
  • Understand the normal and abnormal characteristics of canine gait and be able to describe each joint relative to different parts of a gait cycle.
  • Competently perform selected orthopedic/neurological evaluation/assessment techniques on live dogs with and without pathology.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation program for commonly seen orthopedic conditions in the dog
  • Design and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation program for commonly seen Neurologic conditions in the dog
  • Correlate the rehabilitation program with the physiologic processes that the patient is undergoing during its rehabilitation
  • Discuss reasonable time frames for treatment including when to begin treatment, frequency of treatment, and duration of treatment
  • Discuss the need for and the methods of referral and communication between the referring veterinarian and the rehabilitation provider
  • Document the rehabilitation programs using standardized forms

Additional Info

  • Certificates of Attendance will be provided at the course.
  • Northeast Seminars is recognized by the RACE to offer continuing education for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.

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