Clinical Applications for the Rehabilitation Therapist (Module 3 CCRT)

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July 21st - 22nd, 2024

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Brisbane Airport Conference Centre

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CPD value: 24 RACE credits


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VetPrac and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute are delighted to bring you module 3 of the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) program.

Prepare yourself for a career in rehabilitation therapy by learning how to integrate all the necessary components and apply them to your patients.

Please note there are prerequisites for this course and places are strictly limited to ensure a personalised learning experience for everyone. 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

This hands on course allows students to practice their evaluation skills, create assessments, and present treatment plans for all types of canine rehabilitation cases. Differential diagnoses will be addressed in case based discussions. Topics include evaluation of orthopaedic and neurological impairments, pain recognition and assessment, gait patterns and lameness, as well as pain management.


This course is open to veterinarians and physical therapists who have completed Module 1 Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and Module 2 Clinical Skills for the Rehabilitation Therapist. Veterinarians and physical therapists who have taken Clinical Skills for the Rehabilitation Therapist, and 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 eligible to take this course. Veterinary and physical therapy students may take Clinical Applications for the Rehabilitation Therapist after completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, Clinical Skills for the Rehabilitation Therapist, and their third year of veterinary or physical therapy school.

Pre-course video content

All students will have 14 hours of online work to complete before the workshop. CRI will send you instructions for accessing the recourse work approximately 60 days before the start of class.

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
  • Assessment & recognition of pain
  • Pain management: pharmacologic & nonpharmacologic
  • How to perform an orthopaedic evaluation
  • How to perform a neurological evaluation
  • Gait patterns & lameness
  • Indications & contraindications for neurological treatment techniques
  • Dry needling, acupuncture, stem cells & joint injections
  • Treatment techniques for upper motor neuron versus lower motor neuron cases
  • Setting goals, developing treatment plans & measuring outcomes
Continuing professional development in canine rehabilitation
  • Evidence-based therapeutic techniques
  • Experience-driven
  • Clear pathway to further training & qualification in canine rehabilitation
  • Successful completion of this workshop is equivalent to Module 3 of the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) program



A 2-day workshop with a $2250 USD investment in your career progression & professional future


Create assessments & present treatment plans for all types of canine rehabilitation cases


Evidence-based rehabilitation therapies for use in practice across a range of clinical cases

Theory & practical sessions

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Your Educators

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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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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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Dr Elizabeth Williams

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Qualifications: DVM, CVA, CCRT

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Specialisation: Canine Rehabilitation

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Elizabeth Williams, DVM, graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 where she was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society. While in vet school she had the opportunity to travel to China to learn basic acupuncture. Dr. Elizabeth completed her training and certification in canine physical rehabilitation (CCRT) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Coral Springs, FL. Eventually she started focusing exclusively on rehabilitation and acupuncture in the treatment of her patients. Dr. Elizabeth works closely with local veterinarians and the veterinarians at Harmony Animal Hospital to provide these services on a referral basis.

Get started on your application and pay your deposit now.
Applications will be assessed individually, and CRI will contact you to confirm your enrolment. Total enrolment fee is $2550 USD.


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