Course curriculum

  • 1
    Welcome and Orientation
    • Finding your way around your lessons
    • Finding your way around the rest of the E-Learning Center site
    • Navigating on your phone??
  • 2
    Lesson 1: Massage for the Hind End
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video (Massage)
    • PDF to go with Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, The Hip Joint
    • PDF to go with Anatomy (The Hip)
    • Interview podcast: Dr. Kari DeLeeuw, DVM
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. DeLeeuw, DVM
  • 3
    Optional Certificate Assignment
    • Assignment and instructions
  • 4
    Lesson 2: Extra Gentle Techniques
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video (Extra Gentle)
    • PDF to go with Topic 1 Techniques
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Hip Extensors and Flexors
    • Interview podcast with Lola Michelin
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Lola Michelin
  • 5
    Lesson 3: Connective Tissue Techniques
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video (MFR and Skin Rolling)
    • PDF to go with Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Fascia (Connective Tissue)
    • Interview podcast with Martha Jordan
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Martha Jordan
  • 6
    Lesson 4: Ease Compensating Back Stress
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video (Variety)
    • PDF to go with Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, The Back
    • PDF to go with Anatomy (The Back)
    • Interview podcast with Dr. Michael Salewski, DVM
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Dr. Salewski
  • 7
    Lesson 5: Acupressure Techniques and Points
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video (Part 1): Acupressure
    • PDF to go with Topic 1 video (Part 1)
    • Interview podcast with Kim Bauer
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Kim Bauer
    • Topic 2: Techniques Video (Part 2): Acupressure, continued
    • PDF to go with Topic 2 video (Part 2)
  • 8
    Lesson 6: Stretching Hips Safely and Effectively
    • Bonus "Pre-Lesson" (to prepare for stretches, from the "Listening Hands" e-course))
    • PDF to go with bonus "Pre-Lesson"
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video, Hip Stretches
    • PDF to go wtih Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, More Hip Muscles
  • 9
    Lesson 7: Introduction to Craniosacral Technique
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video (CST)
    • PDF to go with Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, Craniosacral System
    • Interview podcast with Vicki Draper
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Vicki Draper
  • 10
    Lesson 8: Ease Compensating Shoulder Stress
    • Topic 1: Techniques Video (Variety)
    • PDF to go with Topic 1 video
    • Topic 2: Anatomy Connections, The Shoulder
    • PDF to go with Anatomy (Shoulder)
    • Interview podcast with Jonathan Rudinger
    • PDF Outline of Interview with Jonathan Rudinger
  • 11
    Please review!
    • Please share your thoughts

Reviews

  • Excellent course!

    Wendy van Vliet

    This course was very informative and very well structured. I was specifically interested in this course for my lab mix Mattie, who has bilateral hip dysplasia (one hip has had a total hip replacement). This course helped me understand how to hel...

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    This course was very informative and very well structured. I was specifically interested in this course for my lab mix Mattie, who has bilateral hip dysplasia (one hip has had a total hip replacement). This course helped me understand how to help Mattie’s hips as she gets older and how other areas of her body are affected. I learned many techniques to try with Mattie as well as my other dog, Devka.

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  • Wonderful course

    Denise Rettie

    A wonderful course with great information and videos clearly demonstrating the techniques used. I refer back to different sections of this course frequently.

    A wonderful course with great information and videos clearly demonstrating the techniques used. I refer back to different sections of this course frequently.

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  • Helping Your Dog's Hips and Hind End

    Kathy Carr

    Awesome course! Highly recommend it to anyone wishing to learn more bodywork and help our canine friends any way possible!

    Awesome course! Highly recommend it to anyone wishing to learn more bodywork and help our canine friends any way possible!

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  • Helping Your Dog's Hips and Hind End

    Tricia Boychuk

    This was an excellent course, very informative and included a lot of new information and techniques.

    This was an excellent course, very informative and included a lot of new information and techniques.

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Instructor

  • Megan Ayrault

    Megan Ayrault

    Instructor, Mentor, Coach, Founder of Power of Touch for Animals

    Megan is a Licensed Massage Therapist for animals and people, and author of books on equine and canine bodywork. Her background and teaching include techniques and insights for both the physical/structural aspects of the body, and the energy aspects of the body-mind system.

Questions

Questions? Email  Megan@PowerOfTouchForAnimals, if you're not sure which option is best for you.

Want a certificate? Or need Continuing Ed credit? There is an optional assignment you may complete in order to earn a certificate.  There is an additional fee for review of assignment and providing certificate.

I recommend you confirm acceptance of this e-course with the organization requiring your CE credits. 

Pricing options

You can choose easy cash flow with a 3 month payment plan, or save with a single payment.