“Hillary did a great job of breaking down and explaining neurolocalization. Sasha did a fantastic job discussing how to approach therapeutic plans."
–Cara Blake, DVM, DACVS-SA, CCRT, Guthrie, Oklahoma

“This was a great refresher course for me and also challenging in the first part. It helps me understand my challenging rehabilitation cases better."
–Deana J. Cappucci-Lorentz, BS, LVT, CCRA, CCMT, VTS (Physical Rehabilitation)-OC, Coral Springs, Florida
Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation
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Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation Online Course, $1,425.

Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation Online Course, $547 (for students who complete Canine Rehabilitation Therapist after September 2018).


Other Continuing Education Courses

» Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Aquatic Therapy in Canine Rehabilitation

» The Business of Canine Rehabilitation

» Canine Sports Medicine

» Current Techniques in Canine Pain Management

» Current Techniques in Clinical Orthopedics: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

» Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

» Introduction to Veterinary Clinical Research

» The Multimodal Approach to the Geriatric Canine Patient

» Nutrition in Canine Rehabilitation

» Orthotics and Prosthetics in Canine Rehabilitation



Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation is now offered as an online course!

"This is the best course that I have ever taken." –Yu-Hsin Lien, DVM, MVM, PhD, CVA, CCRT, Taipei, Taiwan

Faculty: Hillary Greatting, DVM, DACVIM (Neuro), CCRT, Sasha A. Foster, MS Physical Therapy, CCRT

Prerequisites: This course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have completed the Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Canine Rehabilitation Therapist modules. Veterinarians and physical therapists who are CCRTs or CCRPs are also welcome. Veterinary technicians/nurses who are CCRVNs, CCRAs or CCRPs are welcome to register for this course if their supervising veterinarian or physical therapist also has registered for or completed this course. 

Course Description: Canine Neurology and Neuro Rehabilitation teaches therapists how to evaluate, interpret neuroimaging, develop a problem list, create a treatment plan and complete the treatment plan for a variety of neurological patients including intervertebral disc disease, lumbosacral disease, degenerative myelopathy, peripheral neuropathy, and fibrocartilagenous embolism. Upon completion of the course, the attendees will have a good clinical understanding of basic neuroanatomy and neurolocalization. Students also will learn how to develop and execute a conservative treatment plan in the absence of in-depth diagnostics.

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Note: Students who have attended Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation in the past year may have already viewed Dr. Greatting's neurolocalization videos as part of their online coursework. Students who have attended Canine Rehabilitation Therapist in the past year may have already seen Dr. Greatting's videos on neurolocalization, neurodiagnostics, and neurological diseases as part of their online coursework. We invite students to watch these videos again as a comprehensive review prior to watching Sasha Foster's neuro rehabilitation videos.

This course is RACE approved by the AAVSB for 23.5 credit hours.

Course Fee: $1,425
Note: This course is available for $547 for students who complete Canine Rehabilitation Therapist after September 2018.

Topics Covered / Objectives:

  • Be able to determine if a patients has neurological disease and be able to localize a neurological lesion within or above the spinal cord/peripheral nervous system.
  • Be able to discuss diagnostic options available for canine neurological patients and be able to interpret vertebral radiographs.
  • Be able to apply basic neuroanatomy to clinical patients regarding localization, diagnostics, and treatment options.
  • Be comfortable carrying out basic neurological evaluations, apply a robust number of treatment options, and assess success of each.
  • Be able to discuss surgical and medical options for canine neurological impairments.
  • Be able to create a problem list for each patient presenting with neurological impairments.
  • Be able to create a treatment plan for these patients, carry out those treatments, and determine when/if changes to the plan are indicated.