Physical Rehabilitation

Date & Time

1/16/2010 8:15 AM to 4:30 PM


The Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Hospital
601 Vernon Tharp St.
Columbus, OH 43210


Office of Veterinary Continuing Education: (614) 292-8727


The lectures and laboratories of this one-day course are designed to provide knowledge and hands-on experience with the real science and practice of veterinary physical rehabilitation. The course includes lectures on effective techniques and modalities for musculoskeletal issues.

Speaker: Barbara Royal, DVM


Educational Objectives

The Evolution and Importance of Veterinary Rehabilitation in Medicine
Improve understanding of the role and effectiveness of veterinary rehabilitation as an important and growing adjunct to traditional medicine. Examine the regulatory aspects involved in veterinary rehabilitation

Physical Rehabilitation Strategies for Hind and Fore Limb Lameness
Develop strategies to improve outcomes in many non-responsive chronic conditions including: soft-tissue/tendon/ligament injury and inflammation, degenerative spinal/muscular conditions, chronic arthritis, incontinence, etc. Learn how and why rehabilitation is important in surgical and non-surgical cases, and can be useful pre-operatively to improve post-op recovery

Scientific Basis Behind the Modalities
Become familiar with science behind the therapies used in rehabilitation to decrease inflammation and manage pain. Modalities include: acupuncture, chiropractic, cold laser, ultrasound, cold and heat therapy, and massage, as well as examining the alternatives to phamaceuticals.

State-of-the-Art Equipment and Treatments - What's Being Done and Case Study Examples
Discuss up-to-date approaches to osteoarthritis and their effectiveness with and without rehabilitation, including stem cell therapy, intra-articular injections, surgeries, and other methods. Discuss specific case studies and outcomes - not just for dogs, but for cats and other species as well.

Hands-On Experience with the Tools of the Trade
Develop some hands-on experience participating in the laboratory using the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques of rehab: the underwater treadmill, cold laser, acupuncture, chiropractic. Learn specific therapeutic exercises to improve patient health in a number of musculoskeletal conditions.

Brochure, Agenda and Conference Registration

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Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis and may close prior to January 8, 2010, if the course is filled.
You may cancel your conference registration at any time prior to January 1, 2010, and receive an 80 percent refund of the course fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after January 1, 2010. There are no refunds for no shows. If the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

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