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TITLE: Sensory Stimulation for NeuroPlasticity Following Orthopaedic or Neurologic Injury

HOURS: Thurs., Sept. 28, 8:30am - 6:30pm

Includes breakfast, lunch, snacks


MAX PARTICIPANTS: 20   1 Spot Remaining 

CONTACT HOURS: (8.0 RACE-approved)


DESCRIPTION: This Workshop teaches the scientific rationale and techniques for applying a sensory stimulation protocol (or "diet") to enhance neuroplasticity, which is integral for rehabilitating pets with orthopaedic or neurologic injury. Workshop includes your personal Sensory Stimulation Kit to take home with you ($179 value).

Sensory Stimulation for NeuroPlasticity Following Orthopaedic/Neurologic Injury

  • 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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