CN4100E: Canine Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics, Soft-Tissue Mobilisation, Joint Mobilisation and Core Strength Conditioning

Dr. Nicole Rombach, APM, CCBW, MEEBW, MSc., PhD presents this 2-day 16-hour course for licensed equine health care professionals

ce-2Theory:

  • Canine biomechanics: evidence-based concepts of mechanoreception, nociception and joint mobilization/range of motion (ROM) in function/dysfunction of the equine spinal column
  • Neuromotor control: evidence-based concepts of motor control in dynamic functional stability
  • Evidence-based concepts of muscle activation and proprioceptive facilitation: strengthening rehabilitation versus general conditioning

Practical:

    Joint mobilization and ROM techniques for the axial system (cervical and cervicothoracic region, thoracic and thoracolumbar region, lumbopelvic region, sacral/coccygeal region) and the appendicular system

  • Static/dynamic motion assessment with an emphasis on evaluation of muscular (a)symmetry
  • Clinical reasoning based on findings from static and dynamic evaluations
  • Muscular facilitation techniques/methods for proprioceptive activation
  • Core strength activation/facilitation techniques

dog-shoulder-massage-generalREQUIRED READING
Review of canine musculoskeletal anatomy
Review of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system

PREREQUISITES:
Participants must belong to one of the professions listed below. Individuals not included in this list must first be approved by the Course Sponsors after a review of their credentials and academic qualifications. Contact office@equinenergy.com for further information.
Participants must have a professional qualification specific to the equine health care field. They must understand functional anatomy with regard to the musculoskeletal system, and be able to palpate and identify surface anatomy. Participants must have confident canine handling skills, understand canine behavior, and be comfortable working around different canine personalities and dispositions. Participants must have worked professionally with dogs for at least 2 years.

canineccband-close-up-general-abdominal-hindquarter-conditioningELIGIBILITY FOR COURSE ATTENDANCE:
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.
Physical Therapist: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.
Doctor of Chiropractic: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.
Doctor of Osteopathy: Proof of degree must be provided upon registration. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.
Massage Therapist:
Caninology Canine Body Worker graduates:

To register for CN3050, participants must have at one year of experience after the completion of the EEBW certification. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

Canine sports massage program graduates:
Proof of certification from a 300+hour recognized canine sports massage course (no online certification courses). The programme must be based on classroom participation and case studies, and formal testing after the onsite course. Participants must have at one year of experience after the completion of their sports massage certification programme. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

Participants must verify state or national veterinary regulations to confirm whether the techniques taught in this course can be carried out by non-veterinarians.

Veterinary Technicians and Physical Therapy Assistants:
Two (2) letters of recommendation from equine veterinarians are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.

Participants must have at least two years of experience and practice after completing their certification, in a professional setting with an equine veterinarian.

One letter of recommendation is required from the employing veterinarian or employing licensed physical therapist. This letter must include a statement describing the participant’s duties as an equine veterinary technician or PT assistant.

A second letter of recommendation from an equine veterinarian is required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met. Participants must verify state or national veterinary regulations to confirm whether the techniques taught in this course can be carried out by non-veterinarians.

Veterinary Medicine students in their final year of study: Two (2) letters of recommendation from veterinarians, professors or university faculty are required to support registration for this course. In addition, all other prerequisites must be met.