Programme of the course

OVERVIEW

The course provide participants with advanced teaching in canine manual therapy and includes elements of canine functional anatomy of joints, diagnostics and treatment using both soft tissue techniques and joint mobilization

PROGRAMME OF THE COURSE

Day 1:

Basics of manual therapy
Important aspects of patient’s examination from the manual therapy specialist point of view
Anatomy and biomechanics of the hip joint
Examination and treatment of the hip joint
The palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of the hip joint
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction according to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: is it a muscle, joint or nerve ?
Anatomy and biomechanics of the stifle joint
Examination and treatment of the stifle joint
Palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of the stifle joint
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: muscle, joint, peripheral nerve ?

Day 2

Anatomy and biomechanics of lower leg joints (tibiofibular proximal and distal joints)
Examination and treatment of of lower leg joints (tibiofibular proximal and distal joints))
The palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of lower leg joints (tibiofibular proximal and distal joints)
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: muscle, joint, peripheral nerve
Anatomy and biomechanics of the tarsal and digital joints
Examination and treatment of tarsal and digital joints
Palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of tarsal and digital joints
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction according to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: muscle, joint, peripheral nerve

Day 3

Anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder joint
Examination and treatment of the shoulder joint
The palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of the shoulder joint
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction according to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: muscle, joint, peripheral nerve

Day 4

Anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow
Examination and treatment of the elbow
The palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of the elbow
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction according to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: muscle, joint, peripheral nerve

Day 5

Anatomy and biomechanics of forearm joints (proximal and distal radioulnar joints)
Examination and treatment of of forearm joints (proximal and distal radioulnar joints)
The palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of of forearm joints (proximal and distal radioulnar joints)
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction according to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: muscle, joint, peripheral nerve
Anatomy and biomechanics of the carpal and digital joints
Examination and treatment of of the carpal and digital joints
The palpation of motion, joint play, provocation of the carpal digital joints
Examination and treatment of the associated muscles (functional massage, deep friction according to Cyriax, longitudinal/transversal stretching)
Differential diagnosis: muscle, joint, peripheral nerve