Symposium on Therapeutic Advances in Animal Rehabilitation

April 26 – 27, 2019
Florham Park, NJ

STAAR is a unique conference for veterinarians and animal rehabilitation professionals.  Their aim is to bring to you the most advanced courses in rehabilitation and sports medicine taught by the leaders and pioneers in the field.

Tekscan is proud to sponsor "Advanced Exercise Techniques for the Pelvis" a half day workshop with Debbie (Gross) Torraca, DPT, MSPT, Dip ABPTS, CCRP

Advanced Exercise Techniques for the Pelvis
Days/Times:   Friday, April 26, 8:30am – 12:45pm
                          Saturday, April 27, 2:15pm - 6:30pm 
Instructor:     Debbie (Gross) Torraca, DPT, MSPT, Dip ABPTS, CCRP

Course Description: This half-day workshop will allow  canine rehabilitation practitioners to determine pelvic weakness on all levels. The practitioner will gain an understanding on how to recognize pelvic weakness as a primary, secondary, or tertiary problem, as well as develop  a plan to approach the region. Exercises for the pelvic region will be focused on as part of a multimodal approach to the animal.  A discussion, demonstration, and  plan of care will take place for the participant to understand the application of advanced exercises for the pelvic region.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participant will be able to identify the muscles of the pelvic region, proximal thigh, and caudal lumbar region with  relation to their position and action.
  • The participant will be able to recognize primary, secondary, and tertiary  weakness in the pelvic region.
  • The participant  will learn  and  actively observe  exercises focused on pelvic control.
  • The participant will be able to determine  what exercises are appropriate for pelvic symmetry and  balance.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Musculature of the Pelvic Region and  Proximal Thigh
  • Basic Pelvic Exercises Each Dog Should Be Able to Perform
  • Cranial Pelvic Tilt
  • Caudal Pelvic Tilt
  • Static Pelvic Control
  • Dynamic Pelvic Control
  • Lumbosacral Instability and Pelvic Stability
  • Designing a Program for Pelvic Stability

Register for this workshop here!