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Acupuncture for the Senior Dog, Hind End - Sponsored by the CPA’s Acupuncture and Animal Rehab Divisions

Acupuncture for the Senior Dog, Hind End - Sponsored by the CPA’s Acupuncture and Animal Rehab Divisions

Acupuncture for the Senior Dog, Hind End - Sponsored by the CPA’s Acupuncture and Animal Rehab Divisions

Feb 25, 2021 - 12:00 (EST)
60 minutes


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Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Price: Acupuncture/Animal Rehab Division & CPA Members – FREE; Non-Members - $10

Session Outline:

An inter-divisional webinar, which will explore acupuncture and laser in humans and animal rehab, creates discussion around acupuncture points for the treatments of senior dogs and answer any of your questions.

The webinar will be of interest to Acupuncture Division members who have not been exposed to animal rehab and Animal Rehab Division members who want to learn about acupuncture and treating animals with acupuncture. The webinar will be a brief introduction to non-acupuncture therapists to locate acupuncture points on animals and is intended to spark conversations around further knowledge sharing. This webinar is the first of a three-part webinar series. 


Webinar Schedule

Part 2: Acupuncture for the Senior Dog, Front End - Thursday, April 1, 2021  - Register here

Part 3: Date and webinar details TBC.


Speakers: Carrie Smith, PT, Animal Rehab Division & Telma Grant, PT, Acupuncture Division


Please note that this webinar will be recorded and sent to all registrants after the scheduled webinar time. Non-Registrants can still access the recording through Embodia in the course section.

The instructors
Carrie Smith
BScPT, Certified Canine Rehab Therapist
Carrie Smith is the owner of Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre in North Grenville. She has been working as a physiotherapist for over 30 years and started treating dogs about 15 years ago. After working in vet clinics with clients for just over ten years, Carrie decided to expand her practice and open up a canine physiotherapy clinic right next to her practice in Kemptville. Her Animal Rehabilitation clinic is one of only three of its kind in Canada.

Animal Rehabilitation Division

The Animal Rehabilitation Division (ARD) is comprised of a group of physical therapists passionate about the physical health and function of our canine and equine patients. We realize the importance of animals in our society and appreciate the joy of seeing them reach their full potential.

The ARD advocates that registered physiotherapists are the professionals of choice to provide animal rehabilitation. The ARD is a resource for the best practice of animal rehabilitation through education, professional development and communication within the animal health care industry. 

The benefits of membership in the division are:

  • Reduced rates on courses
  • Quarterly e-newsletter
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Access to professional malpractice insurance for animal rehab
  • Product discounts
  • Educational opportunities in the U.S.
  • Advocacy

Acupuncture Division

The Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association supports physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants in advancing the use of acupuncture as an established core competency in physiotherapy clinical practice.


To promote acupuncture and encourage an actively engaged membership who are committed to lifelong learning and excellence in practice in order to promote health and well-being among their patients.


To provide leadership and direction to physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who are members of the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in advancing the utilization of acupuncture in clinical practice by promoting excellence in direct care, education and research.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.
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