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Course curriculum

  • 01
    Introduction
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  • 02
    Canine Anatomy
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    • Cellular Biology
    • Anatomy Terms
    • Massage and Anatomy
    • Canine Skeletal System
    • Palpating Bony Landmarks
    • Canine Joints
    • Canine Musculature System
    • Canine Internal Organs
    • Canine Cardiovascular System
    • Canine Lymphatic System
    • Canine Epithelial System
    • Canine Nervous System
    • Canine Senses
  • 03
    Evaluation
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    • Canine Biomechanics
    • Dog Gaits Video
    • Evaluating Lameness
    • Evaluating Lameness PowerPoint Download
    • Cranial Draw Test
    • Causes of Lameness
    • Canine Pathology
    • Canine Vitals
  • 04
    Getting Ready to Massage
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    • Massage Preparation for the Therapist
    • Massage Preparation for the Dog
    • Contraindications to Massage
    • The Power of Intent
  • 05
    Foundation Massage Techniques
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    • Foundation Massage Techniques
    • Foundation Massage Techniques PowerPoint for Download
    • Basic Stretches
    • Basic Stretches PowerPoint for Download
    • Homework Assignment
    • Homework Assignment Example Video
    • Homework Assignment Example Video 2
    • Homework Assignment Example Video 3
    • Exam One
  • 06
    Behavior, Handling and Safety
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    • Dog Breed Characteristics and Behavior Article
    • Canine Behavior, Handling and Safety
    • First Aid
    • Canine Heimlich Maneuver
    • Canine CPR
  • 07
    Massage Techniques
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    • Swedish Massage Presenation
    • Swedish Massage PowerPoint for Download
    • TMJ Massage
    • TMJ Massage PowerPoint for Download
    • Myofascial Release Massage
    • Myofascial Release Massage PowerPoint for Download
    • Core Muscle Stim (CMS) and Gua Sha Massage
    • Core Muscle Stim (CMS) Demo
    • Shiatsu Massage Presentation
    • Shiatsu pdf for download
    • Gua Sha Massage Demo
    • Aromatherapy
  • 08
    Physical Therapy
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    • Stretches
    • Spine Stretches Demo Video
    • Supportive Therapies
    • Laser Meridian Therapy Demo
    • Electrotherapy Demo
    • Heat and Cold Therapy
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Whole Body Vibrational Therapy
  • 09
    Other Aspects of Care
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    • Collars Vs. Harnesses
    • Brilliant K9 Website
    • Nutrition and Supplementation
  • 10
    Business, Record Keeping and More
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    • Record Keeping
    • Scope of Practice
    • Animal Massage Laws by US State
    • Veterinary Referral Letter Example
    • Veterinary Treatment Letter Example
    • Code of Ethics
    • International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork (IAAMB)
    • Running a Business
  • 11
    Certification
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    • Certification Completion
    • Case Study and Video Grading System
    • Practice Hours Log Sheet
    • Example Case Studies to Download
    • Certification Processing Fee
    • Continuing Education Credits
    • Final Exam
    • Congrats on Completing the Course!
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