The CTPT Program is designed for veterinarians, licensed/registered veterinary technicians, and physical therapists with interest in canine pain management and rehabilitation.
Dr. Rick Wall, DVM, CMTPT, is the coordinator of the Canine Trigger Point Therapy Program.
Currently there is one course in this program, Introduction to Canine Myofascial Trigger Points. Other courses may be scheduled in the future dependent upon interest.
The initial course (CTPT-1) will introduce the examination and treatment of myofascial trigger points in dogs. The course will include both manual treatment techniques and dry needling techniques.
The CTPT-1 faculty are Dr. Jan Dommerholt and Dr. Rick Wall, assisted by Kari Koudelka, RVT, CCRP.
Class size is limited to 20.
Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructors. Coffee breaks are provided; meals are on your own.
8:00 am–5:30 pm
|Characteristics and Etiology of Myofascial Trigger Points (MTrP)|
|Muscle Mechanisms That Cause Muscle Injury|
|Perpetuating Factors of Myofascial Trigger Points|
|Discussion of the role of MTrPs in Clinical Cases: Osteoarthritis, Orthopedics and Neurologic Rehabilitation|
|Muscle examination and treatment techniques|
8:00 am5:30 pm
|Examination Techniques: Identification of the “Taut Band” and MTrPs|
|Non-Invasive MTrP Therapy|
|Invasive MTrP Therapy: Trigger Point Dry Needling|
|Discussion and Questions|