7 Hr Physical Rehab & Pain Management CE

7 Hr Physical Rehab & Pain Management CE

Physical Rehabilitation & Pain Management for Companion Animals

North Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Buford, GA.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

8:00am – 3:30pm, 7 CE Hours

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This is a 7-hour course designed to introduce the veterinary professional to the field of animal rehabilitation, and to understand how the principles of therapy can be of benefit to many different cases that the general practitioner and surgeon see on a regular basis. The course will consist of lecture, video case presentations, and hands-on lab sessions. The course is open to all practicing veterinarians.


Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify 3 orthopedic and neurologic issues which could benefit from rehabilitation services
  • Have a better understanding of the importance of soft tissue palpation and its relationship to limb lameness
  • Have a better understanding of how different modalities (ie: therapeutic laser, shockwave treatment, acupuncture, etc) can aid in pain relief and healing from injuries.
  • Have a better understanding of how assistive devices (ie: braces, harness, etc) can aid owners who have pets with mobility issues.


Lisa Bedenbaugh is a 1988 graduate of Daemen College with a B.S. in Physical Therapy. For the first 15 years of her career, she worked in the human physical therapy field, in multiple clinical settings, including orthopedics, neurology, home health and acute care. In 2003, she earned accreditation as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee and began practicing small animal physical rehabilitation. Since that time, she has divided her practice between human and companion animal therapy. Lisa is the Georgia state liaison for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Animal Rehabilitation special interest group and has co-authored an independent study course on Evaluation of the Canine Rehabilitation Patient for them. Lisa has spoken both locally and internationally on topics related to canine rehabilitation. She is the director of rehabilitation at North Georgia Veterinary Specialists.


7:30-8:00 AM: Registration/Check-In

8:00-10:00 AM: Introduction to Animal Rehabilitation
Topics covered include the history and legal aspects regarding rehabilitation in the veterinary field; manual therapy techniques; modalities commonly used; therapeutic exercise; hydrotherapy and assistive devices, including splinting and bracing.

10:00-10:15 AM: Morning Break

10:15 AM-12:00 PM: Common Conditions Treated with Rehabilitation Services
This will cover the most common orthopedic and neurologic conditions amenable to rehabilitation services, along with treatment plans. Video case studies will be presented, and as time allows, a “question the therapist” session will be included, where students can discuss challenging cases they have and how rehabilitation can assist them.

12:00-1:15 PM: Lunch Break

1:15-2:00 PM: Evaluation of the Canine Rehabilitation Patient and Soft tissue Palpation
This will cover step by step how the rehabilitation therapist evaluates their patient, including a special emphasis on soft tissue palpation skills and differential assessment manual tests.

2:00-2:45 PM: Palpation Lab
This will provide the attendees hands-on time to work on their soft tissue/musculoskeletal palpation skills.

2:45-3:00 PM: Afternoon Break

3:00-3:30 PM: Introduction to Splinting and Bracing
This will be a lecture /demo session, to introduce the veterinary professional to custom bracing and thermoplastic splinting, which can be used in place of spoon splints and bivalved fiberglass casts.

3:30-4:00 PM: Wrap Up/Questions


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Prereg Onsite
Member $215.00 $270.00
Non-member $290.00 $365.00
Hospital Member $140.00 $140.00

Registration fees will increase after Friday, June 29th. No refunds may be processed after this date.