No matter what surgical technique you use for treating your cruciate patients, postoperative rehabilitation is essential. This one-day workshop teaches practical manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises using real patients. You will leave the day with the skills to start using cruciate rehab as a new service in your clinic.

Suitable for surgeons and nurses who manage patients with cranial cruciate ligament disease treated by any surgical technique.

Key Skills:

  • Practice manual rehabilitation therapies on canine patients
  • Learn how to assess your patients throughout their rehab
  • Understand healthy postoperative biomechanics and function
  • Practice using a 14-week postoperative cruciate protocol of exercises and activity guidelines you can individualise for each patient

Speaker Biography

Elena Saltis

BSc, PTNZ, CCRT, NZAVPA, APA Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, NZ Registered Physiotherapist

Elena owns AnimalPhysioNZ and leads a team of canine rehabilitation therapists in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is certified by the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in the USA where she is now an instructor for the course. She has extensive experience in orthopaedics, spinal rehab, manual therapy, neurology and sports medicine in both humans and animals.

Cruciate Rehabilitation Techniques Workshops