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This hybrid, online and onsite program covers integrative rehabilitation for patients with cranial cruciate ligament disease, whether they are pre-surgical, post-surgical, or perioperative.  Our goal is to introduce practicing veterinary acupuncturists to readily accessible rehabilitation approaches in order to improve clinical outcomes for patients with CrCLD.



DATE: Onsite July 19 – 21, 2019
LOCATION: 16 Hours Online/24 Hours Onsite
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Narda Robinson and Dr. Tara Edwards


Integrative Rehabilitation: Canine Cruciate Ligament Disease

Online Curriculum: February 15, 2019 to August 15, 2019
• Stifle Structure and Function – an Osteopathic Perspective
• Neurologic Influence over Joint Integrity
• What Looks Like CrCLD, Acts Like CrCLD, but Isn’t CrCLD?
• Pathophysiology of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
• The TPLO – Pros, Cons, and Complications
• Surgical Alternatives to the TPLO – How Do They Measure Up?
• Preventing CrCLD – the Role of Neutering, Nutrition, and Exercise in Its Etiopathogenesis
• The Non-Surgical Approach to CrCLD – Research findings
• Neuroanatomic Osteopathic Acupuncture for CrCLD and Related Dysfunction
• Photomedicine Considerations for CrCLD
• Botanical Treatment to Address Pain, Inflammation, and Peripheral Sensitization
• Manual Therapy for CrCLD from an Osteopathic Perspective
• Prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) – Yes? No? Where’s the Research?
• Rehabilitation Fundamentals and Clinical Approaches

Onsite Curriculum:
FRIDAY, July 19, 2019

• Introduction to PRIMA™ and the CuraCore Approach to CrCLD
• Mobility Evaluations: A Rehabilitation Perspective
• Mobility Assessments. Canine Practice Session
• Therapeutic Exercises: Having a Game Plan 
• Therapeutic Exercises: Canine Practice Session
• Rehabilitation Modalities
• “Putting it all together”

SATURDAY, July 20, 2019
• Cruciate Disease
• Pelvic Limb Assessment — Canine Practice Session
• Myofascial Strain Patterns and Medical Massage. Human Practice Session
• Neuromotor Movement Patterning
• Neuromotor Movement Patterning Exercise, Human Practice
• Canine Assessment and Treatment

SUNDAY, July 21, 2019
• Chronic Pain: Struggling with Arthritis and Obesity
• Palpating the Knee, Locating Tenderness, Building Awareness of Knee / Stifle Architecture – Human Practice 
• Botanical Medicine – Critiquing Labels, Assessing Value, Determining Safety
• Canine Assessment and Treatment
• Case Highlights from the Weekend
• Panel Discussion




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