In Our January 2017 Issue …
- Register Now for Our Advanced Therapist Class!
- Last Chance for January Therapist in Australia!
- See Us in February at NAVC and APTA’s CSM!
- Three More Spring Courses Are Now Open for Registration!
- Save the Dates for June-December Courses!
- Registration Is Open for Spring Courses in Germany!
- Take Our Survey About CE Courses … and more!
Register Now for Our Brand-New Advanced Therapist Class!
Are you an experienced, rehabilitation-certified veterinarian or physical therapist ready to take your knowledge and skills to the next level?
Don’t miss the opportunity for more in-depth learning with CRI’s brand-new course, Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist,
This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 20 CE hours for veterinarians.
During this course, you and your peers will advance the basic manual skills you learned in the Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module to a higher level. This practical and case-oriented course will have strong emphasis on the spine and will focus on advanced joint mobilization techniques of the extremities. Participants will receive ample hands-on experience with dogs on site.
The primary faculty member is Ellen Martens, PT, MT, CCRT, who has worked with our Canine Rehabilitation Therapist team for several years to create this course, which will be the first in a series of Advanced Therapist modules.
Ellen is known to many of our graduates who have been fortunate enough to intern at her canine rehabilitation facility in Velm, Belgium. Ellen has more than 15 years of experience in human physical therapy with extensive training in manual therapy, as well as canine rehabilitation and canine and equine osteopathy. Ellen has lectured around the globe and is a guest lecturer at prestigious universities throughout Europe on the topics of canine and equine manual therapies, canine sports conditioning, gait analysis, and injury prevention. We are honored to have her teaching our Advanced Therapist module!
This 2.5-day course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have successfully completed their CCRT and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation. Veterinarians and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) who have completed CRI’s Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module and have at least one year of experience in canine rehabilitation are also welcome. Good basic manual skills are expected.
Visit the Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist course page to learn more, and register online today to reserve your seat!
Last Chance! Our January Therapist Course in Australia Starts in a Week!
We’re headed back to Australia January 28-February 1 to hold Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy (Canine Rehabilitation Therapist module) at the Albion Park Raceway outside Brisbane.
If you have already completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation in Australia, Europe or the USA, but not yet taken the Therapist course, this is a great opportunity to join us and complete another course for certification! Veterinarians and physiotherapists who are CCRPs are also welcome.
Interested in attending further courses with CRI in Australia? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Us in February at NAVC and at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting!
Will you be attending the NAVC Conference or APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting? CRI will be in the exhibit hall at NAVC in Orlando February 4-8 and the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio on February 15-18.
Graduates, students, and all interested parties are encouraged to stop by and say hello!
In the Words of Our Students …
– Carla Wilkie, DVM, CVA, CVC, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Three More Spring Courses Are Now Open for Registration!
Registration is currently open for the following U.S. and international classes:
- January 28-February 1: Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy (Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Module), Albion (Brisbane), Australia (note location change)
- February 25-March 1: The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Coral Springs, Florida
- March 3-5: Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Coral Springs, Florida
- April 22-26: The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Coral Springs, Florida
- May 18-22: The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, Coral Springs, Florida
- May 26-28: Canine Sports Medicine, Frankfurt, Germany
- May 30-June 3: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Frankfurt, Germany
- September 2-4: Canine Sports Medicine, Surrey, UK
Please check our website for the most up-to-date course schedule.
Remember that we also offer discounted 2-course packages for either (1) The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist plus Canine Sports Medicine or (2) The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant plus Canine Sports Medicine. Please see the 2-Course Packages section at the bottom of the Online Registration page for more details. If you are not sure when you plan to take a course, you may choose the option of a “Future” class. “Future” registrations may be subject to tuition increases. (Learn more.)
If you have previously registered for a “Future” course and wish to attend a 2017 class that is now open for registration, be sure to contact CRI and tell us which course you would like to attend. This is the only way to guarantee you have a seat in the course.
Don’t wait – register today to reserve your seat!
Save the Dates for June-December Courses!
Our summer and fall courses will take place at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital‘s brand-new facility in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, just west of Denver (see article below). Construction is on track to wrap up in April, so we will be among the first to enjoy this beautiful new space!
Please check the Course Schedule page on our website, and save the dates for the courses you wish to take. Be sure to watch this newsletter for announcements of course openings.
Courses Begin This Summer in Wheat Ridge, Colorado!
Our first class at Wheat Ridge will be Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation from June 18-22, followed by Canine Sports Medicine from June 24-26.
The staff at CRI is excited about this new opportunity to partner with the team at Wheat Ridge and its parent company, Ethos Veterinary Health.
To follow the progress on the new building, see the construction photos posted in the NEW Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital album on Facebook.
We Want Your Feedback on CE Courses – Take Our Survey!
Take our Geriatrics/Nutrition/Pain Management survey, and tell us which topics are most important to you! We will incorporate your feedback into these three CE courses, scheduled for August 11-13 in Colorado. If you are interested in taking any of these courses, be sure to indicate that in the survey and we will email you with advance notification.
Our plans for upcoming CE courses are:
- The Business of Canine Rehabilitation at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland, approximately 1 hour from Baltimore and Washington, DC. We are thinking of holding this course in the second or third quarter of 2017. If you are interested, please contact us at email@example.com.
August 11-13, 2017, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, Colorado (outside Denver)
- The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient
- Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation
- Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management
Two new courses that we’ve had a lot of inquiries about:
- Canine Massage
- Advanced Canine Sports Medicine
Which classes are you most interested in, and which dates and locations do you prefer? Please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will look at the responses before making final plans.
If you would like to attend our upcoming CE courses, please be sure to read future newsletters for the announcement of course openings.
Registration Is Open for Spring Courses in Germany!
We are offering Canine Sports Medicine from May 26-28 and Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation from May 30-June 3.
Both courses will once again be held at Tierärztliches Orthopädie Team Frankfurt (formerly known as Praxis für Tiermedizin & Chiropraktik) at its newly renovated facility in Frankfurt.
Visit our German Program page for more details about both courses and a link to register.
Registration Is Open for Canine Sports Medicine in the UK in September!
Visit our UK Program page for complete details and a registration link.
We plan to continue with the two remaining courses in our certification program – Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist – assuming we have sufficient demand. For more details, please see the UK Program page on our website.
CRI Graduates: Request Your Certificates!
Interested in Some Expert Advice for Your Practice?
Be Careful With Protected Terms Such as “Physical Therapy” and “Veterinary Medicine.”
CRI Graduates: Is Your Contact Information Still Correct?
If you are a CRI graduate, please check your listing in the Find a Therapist online directory and make sure the contact information is correct. If you have any updates, please email Joyce Rudzitis, CRI’s chief operating officer.
OrthoPets Case Study: Bailey
Bailey presented in September 2016 with a history of toe touching weight-bearing and non-weight bearing lameness intermittently over the previous 4 months. The radiographs showed inflammation and DJD changes in the left stifle with mild changes in the right stifle as well. He had a medial buttress palpable bilaterally with minimal to no cranial drawer or tibial thrust palpable on awake evaluation. He did show adequate range of motion, was able to sit and lie squarely. His measurements showed a 1-2 cm muscle mass discrepancy between the left and right thighs on girth measurements. The radiographic and physical exam conclusion was that they suspected a chronic partial to complete cranial cruciate ligament tear, +/- meniscal injury, with secondary degenerative change and crus muscle disuse atrophy for the left stifle. The conclusion for the right stifle was suspicion for equivocal increase of right stifle joint fluid volume with minimal tibial osteophyte; concern for possible early/mild partial cranial cruciate ligament tear and +/- meniscal injury.
Bailey was fit with his stifle orthosis and has been doing very well. He is continuing his rehabilitation with Dr. Strubel. She reports that he is building back muscle mass and has been able to go on walks with the dog walker to get his weight back on track. His owners are very pleased with his progress, and best of all Bailey is happy!
CRI Offers Sponsorship Opportunities.
CRI is now offering the following opportunities for sponsorship.
- Place a Banner Ad in the CRI e-Newsletter
- Sponsor a Lunch & Learn
- Sponsor a Lunch
- Sponsor a Dinner Presentation
- Sponsor a Continuing Education Course
For complete details, download the Sponsorship Opportunities flier.
To become a sponsor, please contact Emily Selbe at email@example.com.
Thank You, Purina, for Your Support!
Sign Up for an Email Newsletter from the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation has a monthly newsletter edited by Dr. Janet Van Dyke, CRI founder and CEO. If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the college, sign up for this newsletter by going to the ACVSMR website.
Thank You to the Following Sponsors for Their Support!
CRI courses are held year-round in locations across the country. Visit our website at www.caninerehabinstitute.com for more information including a complete course calendar.
Don’t forget that CCRTs and CCRAs are eligible for a 10% discount on most CRI Continuing Education Courses!