This 2 contact-hour introductory course is designed for Physical Therapists interested in obtaining primary knowledge and fundamental concepts in PT practice for the non-human animal. It serves as a starting point to gain information about this rapidly growing field which is vital in the provision of evaluation and treatment of disability, injury, and medical conditions in many species of animals. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarFri, Jan 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to list two key structural differences in quadruped animals compared to bipedal human beings
- Participants will be able to identify normal postural toplines in dogs and recognize how their form correlates to function
- Participants will be able to identify three conditions frequently encountered in animal PT practice
- Participants will be able to identify at least two normal gait patterns and abnormal gait deviations in dogs
- Participants will be able to identify two reliable sources of information that help determine qualifications for practice on non-human animals in your state
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-30 Minutes||Educational training, branding, professional standards, regulations, legal & liability Issues, practice settings|
|30-45 Minutes||Classification of animals, body planes, anatomical structures, and major joints|
|45-60 Minutes||Posture, toplines, form, and function|
|60-75 Minutes||Gait patterns, deviations|
|75-100 Minutes||Virtual Lab: Canine breed identification, major joint and body part identification, common conditions encountered in PT|
|100-115 Minutes||Evidence, interventions|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Susan Davis is an internationally recognized Physical Therapist with over 40 years of clinical experience. She is a graduate of Northwestern University PT and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science t DPT programs. Her clinical experience includes 30 years with human patients in acute care hospitals and her own outpatient private practice. Since 2008, Dr. Davis is working exclusively with non-human animals, after having completed coursework and training in canine rehabilitation. She provides onsite Physical Therapy to animals (including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, farm animals, exotics, and wildlife) where they live, in clinics, animal shelters, farms, and zoos, as well as virtual telehealth consultation with pet owners. Dr. Davis is a member of APTA and IAVRPT(International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy). Dr. Davis is the author of two published books and a blog on PT for Animals, directed toward the pet owner. She is the primary author of a research study on medial patellar luxation in dogs and small cats and developed a manual 3D patellar relocation technique. She presented a case study on phantom scratching in atlantoaxial instability for IAVRPT and taught two prior CEU courses on PT in the veterinary domain. Her inherent love of animals and desire to promote active, healthy living shines clearly through her work and presentations.
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