CIVT Rehabilitation webinar series

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT) is the world's first online education institution specialising in evidence based natural medicine. CIVT offers a range of accredited online post-graduate qualifications, industry-recognised certifications and a wide range of evidence-based courses and webinars delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners. For more information on what CIVT offers, you can visit the website.

CIVT are pleased to offer you a package of nine recorded continuing education webinars from CIVT’s Rehabilitation Webinar Catalogue. These webinars are delivered by experienced CIVT faculty, and cover a range of topics. This package will give you new skills and increase your rehabilitation knowledge. All webinars include a certificate of completion, lecture notes and/or slideshow handouts.

Access is via a secure online learning platform for a period of three months from the time of enrolment. 

Webinar information

Conservative management of cranial cruciate ligament disease

About the webinar: The choice to not operate on a patient with cranial cruciate ligament disease is being made more frequently than a decade ago. Being aware of these options, their expected results, possible complications and the input required by all involved parties will assist with the decision-making process. Physical rehabilitation plays an integral role in the dog’s recovery, as does the client’s participation. Numerous physiotherapy modalities can be used to improve muscular engagement and  to enhance mobility . All are not suitable for every patient. This is a journey; with peaks and valleys, twists and turns, and forks in the road. The destination is return to function.

Presenter: Dr Tanya Grantham qualified as a veterinarian in 1994. She is now the owner of Animal Health and Hydro, a facility dedicated to physical rehabilitation and pain management in dogs and cats.

BSc (Hons), BVSc, CCRP, CCBW, CVA, Canine Sports Medicine CRI

Home exercises for dogs with thoracolumbar IVDD

About the webinar: Once the pain of intervertebral disc disease is addressed the next step is for the dog to return to functions of daily living. This is of particular importance for paretic and ataxic patients. There are a number of exercises which can be taught to a client that will greatly enhance the recovery of dogs with IVDD, whether treated conservatively or surgically. The success of neurological rehabilitation lies in frequent repetition. Once the patient is discharged this repetition and rehabilitation can be achieved with client involvement. A few basic exercises, performed a few times a day, will hasten the return to mobility and the client will love to participate.

Presenter: Dr Tanya Grantham

Everyday rehabilitation to integrate into your practice (four-part series)

About the webinar: Skills and knowledge obtained from basic Veterinary Acupuncture training is often not enough to treat many musculoskeletal conditions observed daily in general practice. This has led many veterinary acupuncturists on a search for additional techniques, both traditional and modern, to complement and enhance the results of acupuncture treatment alone. Dr Kim Lim will present some simple useful guides to selection and application of appropriate acupuncture and complementary rehabilitation techniques for common conditions.

Presenter: Dr Kim Lim graduated in Veterinary Science (Hons) from the University of Melbourne in 1990. She practices in Geelong in southern Australia and is a past president of the Geelong Branch of the Australian Veterinary Association and the Australian Veterinary Acupuncture Group (AVAG).

DVM (Hons), Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Master of Animal Chiropractic, CCRT

Phytotherapy in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation

About the webinar: Canine sports medicine and rehabilitation is an increasingly popular veterinary service. Rehabilitation practitioners are uniquely placed to improve an animal’s general well-being, recovery speed, prevent re-injury, promote longevity and, in some cases, improve sports performance. This webinar details the use of herbs to support healthy circulation; neurological function and response; and connective tissue repair and tendon care. Also discussed are the relevant phytotherapies for each of these key areas and explain the importance of ergogenic aids - substances that improve and maintain performance after rehabilitation.

Presenter: Dr Veerle Dejonckheere is a veterinarian with an international reputation as an expert in integrated veterinary care established through fifteen years’ experience combining conventional medicine and complementary approaches in professional practice. Since 2011, she has been running a thriving referral service offering integrated veterinary care, now including acupuncture, chiropractic care, therapeutic exercise, nutrition and herbal medicine, in the Bath and Bristol area. 


Feline rehabilitation - an integrative way to treat feline pain

About the webinar: Physical rehabilitation is now considered a mainstay for pain relief post-surgery and for geriatric animals with chronic pain and mobility issues. Cats are very amenable to all forms of physical therapies. Physical therapy should be considered part of a long-term strategy for pain management in the cat. The goals of physical therapy are to restore muscular and joint strength and function, to restore balance and proprioception, to relieve pain, to improve mobility, endurance and flexibility.

Presenter: Dr Janice Huntingford graduated from Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1984. In 2007, Dr. Huntingford opened Ontario's first salt water canine therapy pool and canine rehabilitation centre.


Myofascial meridians in dogs, a working system

About the webinar: Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds and supports all the structures of the body. It carries the blood vessels and nerves and stores most of the body’s water within its matrix. Long disregarded, it is another system of communication for the body.  Myofascial meridians are a system of fascial lines forming chains of communication between muscles and other musculoskeletal structures. Knowing the connections can aid in treating injuries, prescribing movement therapy, and training for activities. This webinar presents a working system developed by the author in her own integrative practice in Nova Scotia. Presented for dogs, it is also used with horses and cats. 

Presenter: Dr Laura Lee graduated from Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in 1979. She uses a wide range of integrative medicine skills to provide holistic treatment for a wide range of problems, including sport injuries, neurological problems, skin issues, cancer, and age related diseases.



The below rates are discounted by agreement between the NZVA and CIVT.

NZVA & NZVNA member: $345

Non-member: $415


Shannon Leader
Events Manager