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This course provides an in-depth, guided evaluation of the functional anatomy, biomechanics and manual assessment of the canine spine using soft tissue and chiropractic evaluation techniques.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the working knowledge needed to fully assess the structural and functional aspects of the canine axial skeleton. In addition, the course material will help to improve your physical examination skills, clinical decision making processes, and increase your awareness of the role of the axial skeleton in activities of daily living and compensatory mechanisms related to chronic pain and lameness issues in dogs.
Dr. Stephen Jones MVB, MS, Dipl. ACVS-SA
Dr. Jones grew up outside Dublin in Ireland. He attended Veterinary school at University College Dublin. After receiving his Veterinary Medicine degree in 2009, he moved to Hollywood, Florida to complete both rotating and specialty surgery internships, at the Hollywood Animal Hospital. From there, Dr. Jones moved to Gainesville Florida where he completed a combined residency in small animal surgery and master’s program at the University of Florida. After completion of his residency in 2015, Dr. Jones moved to Columbus, Ohio where he joined the joined the faculty rank as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Orthopedics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Jones is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He has written and published numerous scientific papers and abstracts and lectures all over the world. His special interests include minimally invasive fracture repair, medical and surgical treatment of joint disease, arthroscopy, and surgical management of angular limb deformities.
Background and Purpose of the Course
HEAD AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT
FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF THE HEAD
Bones of the Head
Temporomandibular Joint Anatomy
Temporomandibular Joint Motion
Muscles of the Head – Overview
Innervation of the Muscles of Mastication
CLINICAL EXAMINATION OF THE HEAD
Soft Tissue Palpation
Palpable Bony and Articular Landmarks
Lateral Mobilization of the Mandible
Medial Mobilization of the Temporomandibular Joint
Summary of Mobilization Techniques