Instructor: Debbie Gross
Knee problems are incredibly common in dogs. Whether the dog is a top level athlete or a professional cookie catcher at home, the knee is one of the weakest links. Cruciate disease, ACL or CCL problems are undoubtely the number one reason why owners take their dogs in for a visit with a rehab specialist. In fact, knee problems are so common that chances are good that everyone with a dog is going to experience a problem with knees at some point. Osteoarthritis is a problem with many of our dogs, and this course will help you help your dog strengthen and support the arthritic area. The multimodal approac is crucial to addressing osteoarthritis and is inclusive of reducing pain and infllammation, and improving strength and range of motion.
This class is applicable to ANYONE that is concerned about their dog's knees. This class will focus on strategies to help prevent knee problems, non-surgical approaches, discuss when surgery is needed, and raise injury awareness. Our goal is to help our dogs have the best quality of life for the longest time possible.
I would strongly encourage a gold or silver level if you do have a dog with a knee problem. The gold level will allow for one on one interaction, and the homework will discuss specific exercises for you and your dog, as well as their progressions. This is also an excellent class for those involved in the rehabilitation, strengthening and training of dogs with knee problems.