Why Abnormal Compensatory Posture is So Common in Domestic Animals

Duration: 51:26

Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD · April 19, 2021
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Course Description

Standing posture is a window into the function and integration of animals’ complex neuro-musculoskeletal system, and affects athletic performance, sympathetic tone and overall well-being. For dogs, especially larger breeds, maintaining a neutral standing posture can minimize risks for musculoskeletal injury.

Things to Learn

In Part Two, we will learn why domestic animals often have abnormal compensatory posture, the clinical consequences, and how veterinarians can help horses and dogs achieve neutral posture.

About Instructor

Karen Gellman, DVM, PhD

Dr. Karen Gellman is research director of Maximum Horsepower Research, which studies posture and locomotion in horses and dogs. She is a graduate of Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, with a PhD from Cornell in animal locomotion biomechanics. She has co-taught the Postural Rehabilitation professional training course for the past eight years, and speaks to veterinarians, chiropractors and physical therapists. She is trained in acupuncture, chiropractic and other modalities and has a integrative veterinary practice in Ithaca, New York (equinesportsmed.com).

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  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate