Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certificate Program

  • Build your business
  • Improve the quality of life for your patients
  • Earn a certificate for your practice in osteoarthritis case management
  • Course meets the requirements for 20 hours (for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians, Program #120-8253) of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education.

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Introduction to Canine Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certificate

FREE introductory module to the Canine Osteoarthritis Case Manager Certificate.
Instructor: Darryl L. Millis, MS, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, CCRP, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Time: 1 Credit Hour

OA Module I: Basic Science of Osteoarthritis

Module I1A: Normal Cartilage Structure & Function
1B: Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis
1C: Common Conditions Leading to OA
Time: 3.0 hrs

OA Module II: Assessment & Diagnosis of the Arthritic Patient

Module II2A - History & Gait Evaluation
2B - Physical Examination & Diagnostics
2C - Assessing OA Treatment Outcomes
Time: 3.0 hrs

OA Module III: Medical Management of Osteoarthritis

Module III3A - Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Medications to Treat OA
3B - Disease Modifying OA Drugs
3C - Other Medications Useful for Managing OA Pain
Time: 3.5 hrs

OA Module IV: Nutritional Management of Osteoarthritis

Module IV
4A: Nutritional Management of OA
4B: Nutraceuticals in the Managment of Osteoarthritis
Time: 2.5 hrs

OA Module V: Exercise and Manual Therapy of Patients with OA

Module V5A - Range of Motion, Stretching, Massage, Joint Mobilization
5B - Proprioceptive Exercises
5C - Aquatic Therapy
Time: 2.5 hrs

OA Module VI: Physical Modalities to Treat Osteoarthritis

Module VI6A - Heat & Cold
6B - Therapeutic Laser Treatment
6C - Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment
6D - Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
6E - Therapeutic Ultrasound
6F - Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields
Time: 3.5 hrs

OA Module VII: Other Treatments for Osteoarthritis

Module VII7A - Surgical Treatments
7B - Additional Medical Treatments
7C - Acupuncture
7D - Future Treatments
Time: 4.0 hrs