Advanced Manual Therapy for the Canine Spine


Type d’activité : Cours


Start Date: 17 janvier 2020, 8h 30

End Date: 19 janvier 2020, 13h 00

Location: Canine Fitness Centre, 4515 Manhattan Road SE, Calgary, AB

Course Title: Advanced Manual Therapy for the Canine Spine

Instructor: Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt (Animal Physiotherapy), CAFCI, CCRT

Dates: Friday, January 17 - Sunday, January 19, 2020

Times: Friday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Registration at 8:30 AM); Saturday - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Canine Fitness Centre, 4515 Manhattan Road SE, Calgary, AB

Registration Fees: Animal Rehab Division Members - $1,050 ($1,000 + $50 GST); Non-Members - $1,155 ($1,100 + $55 GST)

Will the course include physical contact between instructors, live models or registrants? YES. There will be hands-on contact with dogs.


Through lecture and lab, participants will be led through a detailed evaluation of the canine spine from a mechanical perspective. Focus will include manual therapy concepts and evidence-based rationale for treatment selection. An integrated model for dealing with spinal mechanics will be covered, including force closure, form closure and motor control and timing for the neck, back, pelvis and ribs. Participants will gain a greater depth of understanding of spinal mechanics, a better appreciation for the detection of spinal dysfunctions and the ability to manually treat (via mobilization techniques) the spinal system. Instruction will also be given regarding testing of the musculoskeletal control of the spinal and prescription of therapeutic exercises targeted specifically at fine motor control and core stability, and additional concepts regarding pain control and resolution of maladaptive postures and behaviours in this client population.


Registration Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019


To register, or for more information, please click here

For any questions, please send an email to Donna Hennig at