Equine Rehabilitation Certification Programs

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Animal Rehab Institute offers an Equine Rehabilitation Therapist program (CERT) for Veterinarians, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Equine Osteopaths and an Equine Rehabilitation Assistant program (CERA) for Physical Therapist Assistants,  Veterinary Technicians, and BS Equine Science graduates requires successful completion of the following:

Certified Equine Rehab Therapist CERT

1.  Introduction to Equine Rehabilitation: Arlene White, PT, MS Animal Studies (animal physiotherapy)

The students will be introduced to core concepts of Equine Rehabilitation Theory & Techniques, Therapeutic Electro-modalities, Therapeutic Exercise including “Core Activation” and more.  These courses are delivered in an online lecture format so that students can complete them at their own pace.  Each Lecture has a short examination that requires a 70% passing grade.  Students may retake the Lecture as many times as needed to complete the 70% passing requirement.  Students must complete all the required lectures prior to attending the next module (Equine Athletics or Functional Assessment) or the Live Lab Seminars. There is a forum area on the Educational Platform which provides the opportunity to ask the instructor questions. A chat group is also available, providing the ability to interact with other students enrolled in the program.  The Dropbox envelope is an area where all the research papers are grouped into categories should students want to read some evidence based research on a lectured topic.  Video sessions are also available showing lectured  techniques being performed on live subjects. Students have the option of attending the 5 day live lab session required for the CERA students at an addition cost.

 

2.  Equine Athletics Module Dr. Hilary Clayton (BVMS, PhD, ACVSMR, MRCVS), Dr. Anna Firshman (BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, ACVSMR), Dr. Melissa King (DVM, ACVSMR, PhD candidate Colorado State University)

The students will be introduced to Equine Advanced Gait Analysis and Lameness Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment of Orthopedic, Neurological Conditions and Muscle Disorders as well as Conditioning and Strengthening the Equine Athlete and more.  These courses are delivered in an online lecture format so that they can be completed at your own pace.  Each Lecture has a short examination that requires a 70% passing grade.  You may retake the Lecture as many times as you need to complete the 70% passing requirement.  Students must complete all the required Lectures prior to attending the next module (Equine Athletics or Functional Assessment) or the Live Lab Seminars. There is a forum area on the Educational Platform where you can ask the instructor questions and a chat group is also available where you have the ability to interact with other students enrolled in the program.  The Dropbox envelope is an area where all the research papers are grouped into categories should students want to read some evidence based research on a lectured topic.  Video sessions are also available showing lectured  techniques being performed on live subjects.

 

3.  Functional Assessment: Dr. Narelle Stubbs B.appSC.(PT) MS Anim Studies Physiotherapy, PhD

The students will be introduced to advanced concepts of Equine Rehabilitation, Neuromotor Control.  Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of the Equine Axial Skeleton and Musculoskeltal System including Assessment and Treatment of Fascial Restrictions.  These courses are delivered partially in an online lecture format and 5 day live lab session where equine cases will be worked-up using clinical reasoning skills. Each Lecture has a short examination that requires a 70% passing grade.  There is a forum area on the Educational Platform where students can ask the instructor questions. A chat group is also available allowing students to interact with other students enrolled in the program.  The Dropbox envelope is an area where all the research papers are grouped into categories should you want to read some evidence based research on a lectured topic.  Video sessions are also available showing lectured  techniques being performed on live subjects.

Certified Equine Rehabilitation Assistant CERA

Offered to Veterinary Technicians,  Physical Therapist Assistants, BS Equine Science or an actively enrolled student in one of these areas.  Other Allied Health Professionals may be accepted on an individual basis please email or call ARI for more information.  Requires successful completion of the following:

1.  Introduction to Equine RehabilitationArlene White, PT, MS Animal Studies (animal physiotherapy)

The students will be introduced to core concepts of Equine Anatomy, Biomechanics, Basic Physiology, Basic Neurology, Basic Gait Assessment and Equine Rehabilitation Theory & Techniques, Therapeutic Electro-modalities, Therapeutic Exercise including “Core Activation” and more.  These courses are delivered in an online lecture format so that they can be completed at your own pace.Each Lecture has a short examination that requires a 70% passing grade.  Students may retake the lecture as many times as you need to complete the 70% passing requirement.  Students must complete all the required lectures prior to attending the next module (Equine Athletics or Functional Assessment) or the Live Lab Seminars. There is a forum area on the Educational Platform which provides the opportunity to ask the instructor questions. A chat group is also available allowing interaction of students enrolled in the program.  The Dropbox envelope is an area where all the research papers are grouped into categories should you want to read some evidence based research on a lectured topic.  Video sessions are also available showing lectured  techniques being performed on live subjects. CERA01 includes 5 days live lab sessions practicing lectured techniques.

 

2.  Equine Athletics Module: Dr. Hilary Clayton (BVMS, PhD, ACVSMR, MRCVS), Dr. Anna Firshman (BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, ACVSMR), Dr. Melissa King (DVM, ACVSMR, PhD candidate Colorado State University)

The students will be introduced to Equine Advanced Gait Analysis and Lameness Evaluation, Assessment and Treatment of Orthopedic, Neurological Conditions and Muscle Disorders as well as Conditioning and Strengthening the Equine Athlete and more.  These courses are delivered in an online lecture format so that they can be completed at your own pace. Each Lecture has a short examination that requires a 70% passing grade.  Students may retake the Lecture as many times as you need to complete the 70% passing requirement.  Students must complete all the required Lectures prior to attending the next module (Equine Athletics or Functional Assessment) or the Live Lab Seminars. There is a forum area on the Educational Platform which allows students to ask the instructor questions. A  chat group is also available allowing student interaction.  The Dropbox envelope is an area where all the research papers are grouped into categories should you want to read some evidence based research on a lectured topic.  Video sessions are also available showing lectured  techniques being performed on live subjects.

 

3. CERA 5 Day Lab (Live Lab see Website Calendar for Location & Dates) Arlene White, PT, MS Animal Studies (animal physiotherapy)
This is a 5 day hands on lab reviewing palpation & range of motion (ROM) testing as well as application of:  manual therapies including massage, soft tissue mobilization, core exercises, therapeutic exercise and the application of all electro-modalities.


EXAMINATIONS
Each prerecorded Lecture in the program has a short written exam which student must receive a 70% passing grade to show completed. We encourage networking with other students and using the exam process as a way to begin the collegiate relationship between professions. The Forum button allows you to ask the instructor questions and the Chat button allows you to interact with other students who are also enrolled in the CERA/CERT program.


CASE REPORT
Students are required to submit one case report within six months of completing the Lecture series and live labs. A detailed format and example will be provided to each student. We encourage students to submit cases that are not complex but are examples of commonly occurring sports injuries. Again, collaboration and networking are encouraged.

In addition: 24 Continuing Education credits, earned over a five year period, are required to keep CERA and CERT certifications active.

INTERNSHIPS

We offer optional intern ships of 3 days to several weeks in multiple locations please call or email for availability

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For more information, please contact: (561) 790-1020  Email:Info@animalrehabinstitute.com