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New Certificate in Equine Physical Rehabilitation Offered

(Knoxville, TN)-- Equine rehabilitation focuses on restoring or improving the health of horses, whether they are athletes, farm workers, or pets. At the Equine Hospital at the UT Veterinary Medical Center, board-certified surgeons utilize various modalities including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, underwater treadmill, therapeutic ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, shockwave therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture,and therapeutic exercise in rehabilitating and conditioning horses.

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville is pleased to present the Certificate Program in Equine Rehabilitation. The first module begins late September. The program is designed for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. The curriculum, overseen by the College of Veterinary Medicine, is designed to meet the high standards of a University of Tennessee certificate program.  

UT's Dr. Steve Adair is one of four of the program instructors who are charter Diplomates of the newly recognized American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). The specialty organization meets the unique needs of athletic and working animals to optimize performance, treat injury and disease, and provide rehabilitation after injury. Participants are instructed on rehabilitation therapies that have a specific scientific basis in either humans or animal medicine.

September first is the deadline to register for the first module. Click here to learn more about the program and to download a brochure.



Posted: 08-18-10 Viewed: 1011 times

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Sandra Harbison
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
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Knoxville, TN 37996

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