The CCAT I course provides an up-to-date overview for the field of companion animal rehabilitation.
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The Introduction to Companion Animal Rehabilitation (CCAT I ONLINE) course provides an up-to-date overview for the field of companion animal rehabilitation. Similarities and differences between human and animal rehabilitation will be discussed and a review of the regulatory issues involved in this field of practice from the perspective of both physical therapists and veterinarians will be covered. The principles of veterinary sports medicine will also be included in the Introduction to Companion Animal Rehabilitation (CCAT I ONLINE) course, as well as the role of team members.
An overview of basic comparative anatomy will be reviewed, as well as commonly seen orthopedic and neurological conditions. Collaboration between the veterinary and physical therapy professions will be emphasized to enhance the learning experience. Patient, orthopedic, and neurologic evaluations are also covered.
How to get started in the field of animal rehabilitation and protocol development will be reviewed, and also the importance of a team approach to animal rehabilitation.
Participant must be a Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist or an actively enrolled student in one these fields.
CCAT I (Online Course Lectures)
- Overview of the CCAT Program
- History and introduction to Animal Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
- Differences and Similarities between Human and Animal Rehabilitation
- Regulatory Issues and Role of the Team Members
- Rationale for Veterinary Physical Rehabilitation
- Canine Osteology & Arthrology
- Canine Myology
- Principles of Patient Evaluation
- Principles of Orthopedic Evaluation
- Principles of Neurologic Evaluation
- Biomechanics Teaser – Normal Movement
- Principle of Veterinary Sports Medicine
- The Team Approach / Getting Started
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- Learn the history of animal rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Understanding the differences and similarities between human and animal rehab
- Understand regulatory issues and the role of the team members in animal rehabilitation
- The rationale for veterinary physical rehabilitation
- A review of canine anatomy and physiology
- Understand the principles of patient, orthopedic and neurologic evaluations
- Understand the principles of veterinary sports medicine
- Learn the importance of a team approach in animal rehabilitation and how to get started
RACE Program Approval
Program Number: (pending)
- Veterinarians: 12 hours
- Veterinary Technicians: 12 hours
- Certificates of Attendance can be printed once testing is completed with a passing grade. You can then print your certificate from home.
- Northeast Seminars is recognized by the RACE to offer continuing education for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians.