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TITLE: Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) for Canine Rehabilitation

HOURS: Wed., Sept. 27, 8:30am - 12:45pm OR Sat., Sept. 30, 8:30am - 12:45pm


MAX PARTICIPANTS: 20   6 Spots Remaining 

CONTACT HOURS: (4.0 RACE-approved)


DESCRIPTION: This workshop teaches methods for utilizing IASTM tools for sensory stimulation and mechanical manipulation of soft tissues including tendons, ligaments, and fascia, as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation strategy. Workshop includes your personal IASTM Tool to take home with you ($130 value).

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) for Canine Rehab

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  • Amie Hesbach, PT, DPT, MSPT, CCRP, CCRT, Owner EmpowerPhysioPet Boston, Massachusetts, US

    Amie Hesbach is a doctor of physical therapy with over twenty-five years of experience with human patients and over twenty years with small animal patients. She has expertise and experience in the application of manual therapy and facilitation techniques (including PNF and IASTM), corrective functional exercise training, and proprioceptive and neuromuscular retraining in orthopaedic, athletic, and neurologic patients. She has a clinical interest in the application of physical therapy and rehabilitation techniques to maximize the potential for NeuroPlasticity and recovery in her patients.

    Dr. Hesbach was educated at the University of Montana (DPT, Physical Therapy), the Medical College of Virginia (MS, Physical Therapy), and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (BS, Biology). She completed a post-graduate NeuroRehabilitation residency in Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) at the Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, California.

    Dr. Hesbach is certified in Canine Rehabilitation through both the University of Tennessee (UT) and the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). Dr. Hesbach has published and lectured on both human and canine rehabilitation in the United States, Japan, and throughout Europe. She continues to offer webinars and online clinical coaching to pet parents and animal physical therapy and rehabilitation colleagues. 

    Dr. Hesbach is the past President of the Animal Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She owns and operates EmpowerPhyioPet, a mobile pet physical therapy and rehabilitation practice near Boston, Massachusetts. In 2022, Dr. Hesbach was honored with the award of IAVRPT Animal Rehabilitation Practitioner of the Year.

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