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Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy of Small Animals I, Vienna / Austria, 1 - 3 August 2013 postponed to 2014

Get in touch with the world of veterinary physical therapy!


Course Master: Dr. Barbara Bockstahler CCRP (AT)
Co-lecturers: Dr. Marion Müller (AT) of the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation working group of the VetMed University Vienna; Dr. Meike Does (AT)
In cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gilles Dupré DECVS (AT)


This 3-day course gives a first insight into the basic principles of physical therapy and their implementation into the clinical practice. The scientific background of common used modalities and their practical use will be explained and exercised.


Introduction: PT - the future of your practice
In this part we will talk about the scientific basics of PT and how to integrate it into your practice. Do we need a special physical therapy examination? What did you examine until now and what will you examine additionally in the future? In the practical part you will train range of motion and muscle circumference measurements.

Basic principles of physical therapy modalities
We will cover massage, thermotherapy, electrotherapy, hydrotherapy and therapeutic exercises. What are the physiological effects of the different modalities; are they evidenced based medicine and how can we use them in animals? Each modality will be explained in theory and practice.

Common indications for physical therapy: Learn more about the practical use of the modalities
We will present case reports from our clinic and how we have treated them!
Make your first treatment plan: Develop with the help of our instructors an easy treatment plan for a patient. Present your results to the other participants and discuss with them!

PROGRAM (preliminary)

Thursday, 1 August 2013
09.00 – 09.45 Why is PT so important and is PT in animals an evidenced based treatment?
09.45 – 10.30 How can we integrate PT into the clinic?
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Physical therapy examination
11.00 – 11.45 Massage
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.45 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
14.45 – 15.30 Thermotherapy
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Practical training

Friday, 2 August 2013
09.00 – 09.45 Hydrotherapy
09.45 – 10.30 Therapeutic exercises 1 - passive
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Therapeutic exercises 2
11.45 – 12.30 Case reports 1
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Practical training
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Practical training

Saturday, 3 August 2013
09.00 – 09.45 Case reports 2
09.45 – 10.30 Case presentation
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 11.45 Development of the treatment plans
11.45 – 12.30 Presentation of the treatment plans 1
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Presentation of the treatment plans 2


Hotel and Travel Information

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Please enter `Vienna, Austria` and your travel dates.

Please enter for Destination: `Vienna`, for Country: `Austria` and your travel dates. Then search for hotels near the course address: `Veterinärplatz 1`.


Tuition fee: EURO 1.590,--
Early registration: EURO 1.490,-- (deadline for FULL early registration payment: 31st March 2013)

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