THIS MODULE CAN BE TAKEN AS PART OF THE ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
This class is perfect for those who want to learn more about the canine digestive system. How to assess it, and what to do with the findings. We will look at indications and contraindications for treatment and functional osteopathic techniques that can be used alone or to support vet-led treatment.
This module includes: Taught content online, assessments, assignments, a practical workshop and self-directed study time). Typically to be taken at the same time as Part 1 and Part 3
WHO CAN APPLY?
This module is designed for canine osteopathic/musculoskeletal professionals with solid academic knowledge and significant hands-on experience in canine osteopathic medicine. Students must have completed the Canine Diploma (or an equivalent) unless they are a canine osteopath already and wish to attend for CPD purposes only. Proof of prior experience and education is essential.
All applicants must have:
- A solid foundation of musculoskeletal and biomechanical knowledge of the canine model;
- A well-versed background in canine anatomy and neuro-anatomy;
- A solid canine musculoskeletal assessment process (which includes joint and soft tissue testing)
- Knowledge of adjustments/mobilisation and Balanced Ligamentous Tension/Balance Tissue Tension and Myofascial styles of treatment related to the canine patient;
- An ability to apply soft tissue, stretching, articulation, mobilisations, Myofascial and Balanced Ligamentous Tension techniques to the canine patient,
- Safe and confident handling of the canine model in a therapeutic manner.
- Functional anatomy, relative neurology, patho/physiology and mechanics of the digestive system and the importance of these structures.
- Typical presentations of digestive system patients.
- How to locate key findings (during a case history) that may suggest the involvement of the digestive system.
- Reviewing MSK conditions that may have underlying viscera-somatic/digestive system components.
- Contraindications and indications of these patients.
- Working alongside the vet to support digestive system issues.
- Key considerations when approaching/treating a canine patient with digestive system presentations, including modifications for presenting co-morbidities.
- Osteopathic assessments of the visceral patient.
- Techniques aiming to influence/support the digestive system.
- Osteopathic model approach to treatment of the digestive system.
- Drawing findings together to create high-quality and effective treatment and management protocols.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS
We are happy to take national and international students, but all students MUST be proficient in all aspects of the English language (both written and spoken) so as to ensure that you can make the most of the course and its contents. The AOI will not be held responsible for any language challenges that arise, and no refunds will be made on these grounds. As a guide, we typically expect students to have skills equivalent to IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 (or equivalent).
LOCATION FOR THE PRACTICUM
Our canine practicums will take place in (or near) the beautiful New Forest District, UK. We are also exploring a facility in Canada.
If you are interested in taking this module as a standalone CPD course, please click on the fish to contact us today.