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Canine Massage - A Gateway to Active Assessment and Manual Intervention


Although many of the theories and benefits are the same, canine massage therapy is very different than human massage therapy. This class will identify these unique challenges and outline how to adapt massage therapy techniques to these patients. In addition, demonstrations of assessment and massage techniques are performed on a variety of canine patients.

Class Objectives:

  • Summarize how to use the food drive as a reward for movement and basic luring·Assess patients' active movements and functional tasks
  • Describe active assisted stretching exercises and post-isometric muscle release (PIMR) techniques
  • Identify benefits, indications, and contraindications of massage therapy treatment


Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Assessment Techniques
Unit 3: Human Body Mechanics
Unit 4: Indications & Tools of Therapeutic Massage
Unit 5: Variables of Application
Unit 6: Neuromuscular Technique & Trigger Point Therapy
Unit 7: Sports Massage
Unit 8: Eclectic Techniques and Contraindications

Course Details$94.00