International Academy of Veterinary Chiropractic

Canine Physiotherapy:
Examination and Mobilization Techniques
with Laurie Edge-Hughes

Instructor’s Bio:

Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt(Animal Physio), CAFCI, CCRT
Four Leg Rehab Inc, Worldwide!!
The Canine Fitness Centre Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada

Laurie Edge-Hughes, BScPT, MAnimSt(Animal Physiotherapy), CAFCI, CCRT, is a Canadian trained physiotherapist. She obtained her BScPT from the University of Alberta in 1993 and has since focused her postgraduate training on orthopedics, osteopathy, acupuncture and animal physiotherapy. Laurie has the honor of having taught the first canine physiotherapy/physical therapy courses in Canada (1999), the USA (1999) and Australia (2001).

She has held executive positions on the Animal Rehabilitation Division (ARD) of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for over 15 years. She continues to teach canine rehabilitation courses for the ARD, and instructed with the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in the USA for 10-years before moving on to a new independent educational endeavour. Laurie has been a clinical tutor for the Masters of Animal Studies (Animal Physiotherapy) program at
the University of Queensland, Australia, a guest lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College in England, and Luleå University of Technology, in Sweden.

Laurie has written several articles for various canine magazines, animal rehabilitation publications and veterinary publications, has contributed chapters on canine physiotherapy for relevant books, and lectures extensively on canine physiotherapy and rehabilitation nationally and internationally. She had a goal of teaching on every continent! Her primary teaching platform is currently Four Leg Rehab Inc - the world’s only online canine rehab continuing educational resource (

Laurie co-owns and practices out of the Canine Fitness Centre Ltd in Calgary, Alberta, Canada ( and can be reached at When not entrenched in work, she enjoys spending family time with her very patient husband, two boys and three dogs.

Course Description

Have you ever been frustrated with the lame dog walking into your practice, and you can't figure out the source of the problem?”

These intensive two-day courses will help improve your extremity and spine joint palpation skills, as well as the muscles and ligaments of the limbs. In addition, you'll gain knowledge of a great variety of mobilization techniques for joints, as well as stretching techniques for individual muscle groups. You'll learn gentle and effective ways to improve the overall mobility of your canine patient.

Canine Extremities: Additional examination and treatment technique to your chiropractic examination of the limbs.
May 14th to 15th, 2015 in Kalbe, Dorfgemeinschaftshaus, Northern Germany

Canine Spine:  Additional examination and treatment technique to your chiropractic examination of the spine of companion animals
May 16th to 17th, 2015 in Sittensen, Heimathaus, Northern Germany