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Canine V: Elective (NEW!): Manual Therapy: Introduction, Assessment and Techniques - (Live Lab, Part 2)

Clinicians: David Levine and Matthew Brunke


This course is designed to teach the basic principles of manual therapy including massage/soft tissue mobilization, and joint mobilization, with an emphasis on the extremities.  Participants will combine online lecture material and hands-on experience with dogs as they learn these techniques.  Manual therapy concepts and evidence-based rationale for treatment selection are covered in depth.  Developing goal-focused treatment plans and assessing outcomes in canine rehabilitation patients will also be covered.

This program is delivered in a hybrid format of online lecture and a one day hands on lab session.  

Click here to view or purchase the online Part 1.
(RACE approved for 13.5 Hours of CE consisting of 8 hours lab and 5.5 hours online lecture)

Completion of both the online and live portion of this course meets the Canine V elective requirements for the C.C.R.P. program.


At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Accurately palpate selected boney segments and landmarks, muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues in a variety of dogs.
  • Understand various selected manual therapy techniques including massage/soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization.
  • Discuss the precautions and contraindications to various manual therapy techniques (massage/soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization).
  • Understand the basic principles of massage/soft tissue mobilization.
  • Understand the basic principles of joint mobilizations with an emphasis on the extremities along with normal and abnormal end feels.
  • Demonstrate on a patient selected massage/soft tissue mobilizations.
  • Demonstrate on a patient selected joint mobilization of the extremities.
  • Determine how to incorporate massage/soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization into a treatment regiment.


Unit 1: Review of Massage and Mobilization for the shoulder
Unit 2: Practice mobilizations and massage of the shoulder
Unit 3: Review of the elbow
Unit 4: Practice mobilizations and massage for the elbow
Unit 5: Review of the carpus and digits
Unit 6: Practice mobilizations/massage of the carpus and digits
Unit 7: Review of mobilizations/massage of the hip
Unit 8: Practice mobilizations/massage of the hip
Unit 9: Review of mobilizations/massage of the stifle
Unit 10: Practice massage/mobilizations of the stifle
Unit 11: Review of mobilization/massage of the hock
Unit 12: Practice of mobilization/massage of the hock
Unit 13: Review, question and answer, putting a session together.

Additional Info

  • Seminar includes handouts, coffee breaks, 
  • Course related products (if any) will be available at the course, however, in a limited quantity.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be given to all participants and may be used for those who need C.E.U. verification and credits.
  • Participants will be required to sign a Release of Liability prior to the commencement of this seminar.
  • Location, Instructor, Dates and Cost of seminar are subject to change.
  • For group rate accommodations, please call hotel directly and be sure to mention Northeast Seminars. A limited number of rooms are reserved for participants, when available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Within 30 days of the course, rooms and/or rates may no longer be available. If course is to be held at a facility, Northeast only provides suggested hotels nearby for room accommodations.

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Locations and Dates

Knoxville, TN: July 11, 2017
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