TITLE: Rehabilitation for the Canine Hip
HOURS: Wed., Sept. 27, 2:15pm - 6:30pm OR Thurs., Sept. 28, 2:15pm - 6:30pm
WORKSHOP RATING: ★★ DVM/VMD, PT ★★★ VT, PTA
MAX PARTICIPANTS: 20 11 Spots Remaining
CONTACT HOURS: (4.0 RACE-approved)
DESCRIPTION: This Workshop teaches assessment, practical manual therapy techniques, clinical management, and therapeutic exercises for the canine hip. Participants are taught to perform a complete musculoskeletal assessment of the hip joint, with consideration of pathophysiology, biomechanics, gait analysis and anatomy of the hip joint mechanism. Assessment and treatment of common compensations will be covered. Non-surgical management of hip dysplasia will be discussed using clinical reasoning and a multimodal approach.
Rehabilitation for the Canine Hip
Elena Saltis, BSc, NZPT, APA, CCRT, Owner, Director Animal Physio NZ Christchurch, New Zealand
Elena Saltis received her undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy at Ohio State University. She started PhysiotherapyNZ Limited, a prominent, successful, multi-clinic human Physio business in the South Island of New Zealand. She went on to obtain her certificate in canine rehabilitation (CCRT) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute (CRI). After graduating she continued to hone her skills, attending post graduate courses at CRI, further study through the Australian Physiotherapy Association - Special Interest Group, and multiple internships at various facilities. Elena went on to become an instructor for CRI in both the US and Australia, and presented at numerous international conferences.
Elena is passionate about giving back and imparting her therapy skills on animals most in need. She established a rehabilitation clinic in Spain in partnership with the Galgo Rescue sanctuary. She started Street Tails, a charity providing veterinary and physical therapy services to the pets of people who are homeless. Also, she developed Canine NeuroPark Charity Trust, a private rehabilitation and enrichment park in Christchurch, New Zealand.