CERT Certification for Veterinarians, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists & Osteopaths


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The Certification track consists of these modules (See the Class Calendar for class dates and fees):

Introduction to Equine Rehabilitation Therapy
(online lecture series and 5 days live lab at ARI with Arlene White, PT, M. Anim St Physiotherapy )
  • Anatomy, Biomechanics, Form & Function
  • Palpation and Assessment of Equine Musculoskeletal system
  • Core Concept of Physiology, Neurology, and Normal vs. Abnormal Gait
  • Introduction to Equine Physical Rehabilitation – Principals and Theory
  • Range of Motion Assessment
  • Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Exercise
  • Common Injuries, Prevention and Treatment Options
  • Introduction to Retraining Proprioception and Neuromotor Control
  • Therapeutic Modalities
    • Ice/heat, compression garments
    • Magnetic / Electromagnetic
    • Laser/LED
    • Therapeutic Ultrasound
    • Electro Therapy (ESTIM, FES, NMES, TENS)
  • Objective Outcomes and Measures
  • Rehabilitation Team Communication
  • Starting an Equine Rehabilitation Business
Equine Athletics Module 
(online lecture series) Instructors: Dr. Melissa King, DVM, Dr. Anna Firshman, DVM, Arlene White,PT, M Anim St Physiotherapy, & Dr. Hilary Clayton, DVM
  • Advanced Gait Analysis & Lameness Evaluation
  • Latest Orthopedic Veterinary Medicine Techniques
  • Basic Neuromuscular Physiology/Anatomy
  • Common Equine Neurologic Conditions
  • Common Equine Muscle Disorders (myopathies)
  • Neurologic Examination/Practical
  • Using Video for Gait Assessment
  • Current Research in Equine Rehabilitation
  • Structure, Function & Kinesiology
  • Conditioning of the Elite Equine Athlete
  • Strength Training
Functional Assessment Module
Online Lecture series and 5 days with Dr. Narelle Stubbs & Arlene White, PT, M Anim St Physiotherapy
  • Functional Assessment Tools
  • Range of Motion Testing
  • Spinal Evaluation and Treatment
  • Orthopedic Evaluation and Treatment
  • Neurological Evaluation and Treatment
  • Advanced Therapeutic Exercise and Taping Techniques
  • Strength Training

Course Location: Courses are taught at The Animal Rehabilitation Institute located at Half Pass Heaven Farm a beautiful 10-acre Dressage facility near West Palm Beach, Florida

Note: This certification is offered only to Veterinarians, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, and Osteopaths.

Upon completion of Intro to Equine Rehabilitation Therapy, students advance through the certification program as follows:
Equine Athletics Module: Online Lecture Series
Functional Assessment Module: Online and 5 days Live Seminar at ARI designated location
Exams & Case Study Submitted to ARI

(additional requirements of exams and case studies must be completed). In addition, 24 Continuing Education credits, earned over a 3 year period, are required to keep CERT certification active.

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