Clinical Skills for the Rehabilitation Therapist (Module 2 CCRT)

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July 18th - 20th, 2024

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Brisbane Airport Conference Centre

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CPD value: 49 RACE credits


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VetPrac and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute are delighted to bring you module 2 of the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) certification program.

This three day course builds on the foundational anatomy and physical therapy skills that students gained in module one, Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation.

Please note there are prerequisites for this course and places are strictly limited to ensure a personalised learning experience for you. Read below for more information and contact ​CRI via [email protected] if you have any questions.

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PRICES ARE IN US DOLLARS. Please note that prerequisites apply.

Canine rehabilitation in clinical practice​

A VetPrac workshop will always put practical skills first. Participants at our joint workshop with CRI will participate in hands on sessions covering palpation, assessment, range of motion, strengthening & the safe application of treatments including therapeutic ultrasound, laser, electrical stimulation therapy, cryotherapy and heat therapy.


This course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have completed Module 1, Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. Veterinarians and physical therapists who are certified in canine rehabilitation by VAHL (CCRP), Healing Oasis (VMRT), Chi Institute (CCRV), CuraCore (CRPM), or Northeast Seminars (CCAT), and veterinarians who have earned their DACVSMR and are practicing canine rehabilitation are also eligible to take this course. However, CRI recommends that veterinarians and physical therapists certified by programs other than CRI take Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation before taking Clinical Skills to benefit most from these courses. Veterinary and physical therapy students may take Clinical Skills after completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and their second year of veterinary or physical therapy school.

Pre-workshop video content

All students will have 15.5 hours of online materials to review before the face to face training sessions. CRI will send you instructions for accessing the videos approximately 60 days before the workshop.

Please note: all videos must be viewed to receive full CE credit for this course portion.


At the end of the course, students are given an open book final exam with 14 days to complete. Collaboration with classmates is encouraged.







Featured topics
  • Canine anatomy, physiology & biomechanics
  • Conservative versus surgical treatment options
  • Fundamental physiology, kinesiology, & biomechanics of joints & muscles
  • Common canine injuries & tissue healing
  • Common orthopaedic & neurological disorders
Continuing professional development in canine rehabilitation
  • Evidence based therapeutic techniques
  • Experience driven
  • Pathway to further training & qualification in canine rehabilitation
  • Successful completion of this workshop is equivalent to Module 2 of the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) certificate



A 3-day workshop with a $3,825 USD investment in your career


Practical applications of rehabilitation techniques & treatments


Evidence-based rehabilitation therapies for use in practice

Theory & practical sessions

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Dr Kara Amstutz

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Qualifications: DVM, CVPP, CVA, CCRT

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Specialisation: Canine Rehabilitation and Pain Management

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Dr Kara Amstutz is the Owner and CEO of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Springfield, Missouri. She is also the Founder and Medical Director of Hometown Veterinary Hospital & River Canine Rehabilitation. She was certified in Canine Rehabilitation through Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) in 2013. That same year, she earned her Certification in Veterinary Pain Management through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. In 2019, she achieved her credential as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Dr Amstutz recently completed a residency in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Amber Kenney

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Qualifications: MPT, MTC, CKTP, CCRT

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Specialisation: Canine Rehabilitation

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Since 2014, Amber has been a CRI teaching assistant around the world including Australia and Germany. Amber teaches into the Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Sports Medicine, Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, and Advanced Canine Rehabilitation Therapist courses. She founded Paws-itive Effects K9 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in 2015, a mobile canine rehabilitation service. She lives with her husband and two rescue dogs, Dozer the pit bull, and Harley the Shar-Pei/Chihuahua mix.

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Angie Pace

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Qualifications: DPT, MTC, CCRT

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Specialisation: Canine Rehabilitation

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Angie Pace graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a master's degree in physical therapy in 2001. She later earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy and manual therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine in 2011. She completed her certification in canine rehabilitation at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2018 and immediately started working as part of a rehabilitation team at a veterinary specialty hospital in Reno, Nevada.

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Dr Hillary Greatting

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Qualifications: DVM, DACVIM-Neurology, CCRT

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Dr Hillary Greatting, a 2010 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, completed her neurology residency training at Colorado State University and the VNC in Phoenix, Arizona. Following this, she dedicated three years to serving as a clinical assistant professor in neurology and neurosurgery at Washington State University, then moved to private practice in Boise, ID.

Dr Greatting's interests revolve around clinically applicable neuroanatomy and neurolocalisation. Her clinical expertise extends to a wide range of areas, including neuromuscular diseases, lumbosacral disorders, central nervous system tumors, immune-mediated encephalitis, and the rehabilitation of neurosurgical patients.

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Dr Patsy Mich

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Dr Mich attended veterinary school at Colorado State University. During 14 years as a generalist, she completed training in veterinary acupuncture and became a diplomate of the ABVP. Dr Mich then pursued her interest in pain management, completing a residency in anesthesiology and a 2-year fellowship in integrative pain medicine. In 2008 she received a master's degree in clinical science. She became a diplomate of the ACVAA in 2009, certified as a CCRT in 2011, and in 2015 she became a diplomate of the ACVSMR.

Dr Mich enjoys teaching as a faculty member of CRI and an affiliate faculty member at Colorado State. She owns a mobile practice in Denver, where she travels to veterinary clinics in her converted shuttle bus clinic and V-OP lab.

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Applications will be assessed individually, and CRI will contact you to confirm your enrolment. Total enrolment fee is $3825 USD


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