Osteopathic Approach to the Canine Patient – Level II Condensed Course

As a result of COVID, AOI is reviewing its offering and creating on-demand solutions with dual modality options where practical elements are essential. Consequently, we are unsure when next we will run this particular course via a face to face option only (as it partly depends on the success of the online courses).

Level – II – Osteopathic Approach to the Canine Patient – Level II Condensed Course

Indicative content:

  • Modified osteopathic concepts and evaluation of the dog in its environment
  • Development of MSK assessment of the canine patient
  • General Health Screening and Neurological assessment of the canine patient including neurological pathologies
  • Osteopathic techniques adapted the dog including:
  • Balanced Ligamentous Tension
  • Advanced soft tissue/fascial techniques,
  • Long and short lever adjustments
  • Creation of treatment plans and patient management
  • Professional practice and clinical reasoning

Internally validated by the European School of Osteopathy 

Who can apply: This course is for canine osteopaths, veterinary and manual professionals or those training in the canine musculoskeletal profession who wish to develop their practice and understand a holistic approach to canine practice may be considered on a case by case basis, however if accepted may be required to attend an pre-requisite day in order to ensure they are ready to join this course.  Proof of prior experience and education is essential. All delegates must provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals. 

International Students: We are happy to take national and international students but pleases do NOT book flights or hotels until the Educational Director has sent course confirmation. This is due to the high costs of this course and the need for minimum numbers. International delegates MUST be proficient in all aspects of the English language. The AOI will not be held responsible for any language challenges that arise.

Pre-requisites: Attendees must have completed a minimum of all 8 days of the Canine Level I / Canine Foundation course or equivalent and have provided AOI with mapped evidence of existing knowledge base with proof of certification from another educational provider. Please note that applicants who have not undertaken the ESO/AOI Level I/Foundation CPD courses may be required to undertaken an additional pre-requisite day to ensure they are ready to join this course. All applicants must have:

  1. A solid foundation of musculoskeletal and biomechanical knowledge of the canine model
  2. A solid canine musculoskeletal assessment process (which includes joint testing)
  3. Ability to apply soft tissue, stretching and articulation techniques to the canine patient
  4. Safe and confident handling of the canine model in an therapeutic manner.

Please note: If you apply for a Level II workshop, informing us that you are up to the required standard, and within the first 1-2 workshops it is clear to us that you are not, you will be asked to leave and attend Level I before continuing. No refunds will be made for the course that you are attending at the time and if you are within a month of any other Level II courses (that you have signed up for), you will lose your deposit. As such, please ensure that you apply for the right level and do not “up-sell” yourself, to bypass Level I. Doing so could be costly and is not professional. We will always do our very best to support your journey, but we do expect all applicants to be open and honest about their level of competence.

Dog Models: 

Although we can try to locate canine models for students, we actively encouraged delegates to bring a well-behaved dog with them, to maximise the learning experience. Dogs must be happy and healthy, and comfortable being handled, whilst in the same room as other dogs and people. All dogs should have their own insurance in case of accidents and must be able to sit quietly when sitting through the theoretical sections of the day. If you cannot bring a dog with you, please ensure this is mentioned at the time of application.

Important information: Please read below…

Please note that minimum numbers will be required in order to run this course. If minimum numbers are not met the AOI reserves the right to cancel the courseIf for any reason, AOI has to cancel the course, (either due to inadequate numbers or failure on the behalf of our third-party facilities), you will be refunded in full. However, as a result of having a minimum number requirement (due to the high cost nature of this course), we do not advise you to pay for any hotels, flights or travel arrangements in advance without cancellation options. AOI will not be held responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such pre-booking. 

Further information: Please contact the AOI team via email at: contact@animalosteopathyinternational.com or complete the form below and ask for an application form.