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TITLE: Conservative Management of Medial Shoulder Hypermobility

HOURS: Fri., Sept. 29, 8:30am - 12:45pm



CONTACT HOURS: (4.0 RACE-approved)


DESCRIPTION: If you treat sporting dogs, working dogs, or any active dog, then you really need to know what’s going on in that shoulder joint! Medial shoulder hypermobility (a.k.a. medial shoulder compartment syndrome or medial shoulder instability) is a pervasive shoulder condition that continues to be underdiagnosed and subsequently inadequately managed. Through lecture and lab, this class presents the research into shoulder hypermobility, and establishes your treatment plan that includes manual therapies, modalities, and therapeutic exercise to address the issues seen in these cases.

Conservative Management of Medial Shoulder Hypermobility

  • Laurie Edge-Hughes, PT, MAn St, CAFCI, CCRT, Co-Owner The Canine Fitness Centre Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Laurie Edge-Hughes obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta in 1993 and has since focused her postgraduate training on orthopedics, osteopathy, acupuncture, and animal rehabilitation. Additionally, she completed her Master of Animal Studies in Animal Physiotherapy through the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2006.

    Laurie has the honor of having taught the first canine physiotherapy/physical therapy courses in Canada (1999), the USA (1999), and Australia (2001). She has been involved in the Animal Rehab Division since its inception in 1994 and teaches canine physiotherapy and rehabilitation courses for the Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). Additionally, she presently holds the position of Past-Chair & Advocacy Lead for the Animal Rehab Division of the CPA. She taught for ten years for the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in the USA, and lecturers internationally as often as able.

    Laurie’s biggest teaching venture is currently via, an online educational platform for continuing education in canine rehabilitation / physiotherapy. Laurie co-owns and practices out of the Canine Fitness Centre Ltd ( in Calgary, Alberta.

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