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Dry Needling and Ashi Points in the Dog

Dry Needling and Ashi Points in the Dog

Dry Needling and Ashi Points in the Dog

This course includes
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Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2021


Part 4 of this Inter-Divisional series explores acupuncture and laser in humans and animal rehab, creates discussion around acupuncture points for the treatment of senior dogs, and answers any of your questions.

This course will be of interest to Acupuncture Division members who have not been exposed to animal rehab and Animal Rehab Division members who want to learn about acupuncture and treating animals with acupuncture.

This course is a brief introduction to non-acupuncture therapists to locate acupuncture points on animals and is intended to spark conversations around further knowledge sharing. This is the fourth of a four-part series. 



The presenters of this course are Carrie Smith, BScPT, Certified Canine Rehab Therapist, and Telma Grant, BSc.PT, Diploma Canine Rehab.

This online course is sponsored by the Acupuncture and Animal Rehab Divisions of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 

The instructors
Canadian Physiotherapy Association

As the vital partner for the profession, the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) leads, advocates, and inspires excellence and innovation to promote health. CPA’s goal is to provide exceptional service, valuable information and connections to the profession of physiotherapy, across Canada and around the world.

Acupuncture Division

The Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association supports physiotherapists and physiotherapist assistants in advancing the use of acupuncture as an established core competency in physiotherapy clinical practice.


To promote acupuncture and encourage an actively engaged membership who are committed to lifelong learning and excellence in practice in order to promote health and well-being among their patients.


To provide leadership and direction to physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who are members of the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in advancing the utilization of acupuncture in clinical practice by promoting excellence in direct care, education and research.

Animal Rehabilitation Division

The Animal Rehabilitation Division (ARD) is comprised of a group of physical therapists passionate about the physical health and function of our canine and equine patients. We realize the importance of animals in our society and appreciate the joy of seeing them reach their full potential.

The ARD advocates that registered physiotherapists are the professionals of choice to provide animal rehabilitation. The ARD is a resource for the best practice of animal rehabilitation through education, professional development and communication within the animal health care industry. 

The benefits of membership in the division are:

  • Reduced rates on courses
  • Quarterly e-newsletter
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Access to professional malpractice insurance for animal rehab
  • Product discounts
  • Educational opportunities in the U.S.
  • Advocacy

Carrie Smith
BScPT, Certified Canine Rehab Therapist
Carrie Smith is the owner of Kemptville Physiotherapy Centre in North Grenville. She has been working as a physiotherapist for over 30 years and started treating dogs about 15 years ago. After working in vet clinics with clients for just over ten years, Carrie decided to expand her practice and open up a canine physiotherapy clinic right next to her practice in Kemptville. Her Animal Rehabilitation clinic is one of only three of its kind in Canada.

Telma Grant
BSc.PT, Diploma Canine Rehab

Telma Grant, PT has been practicing physiotherapy in Bowmanville for over 30 years and is the Clinical Director at Telma Grant Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic. She is also the Rehab Director of Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic.

On the human side, she holds an advanced practice certificate in integrative acupuncture with York University. On the Canine side, she earned her Diploma in Canine Rehab with the Animal Rehab Division as well as a Diploma in Canine and Equine Acupuncture (ICET).

Telma is the Education Rep for the Acupuncture Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Connect with Telma on Facebook as @doghorsephysio contact her at Telma@TelmaGrant.Ca.

Her passion is to help her patients, human and furred, get back to their passion.

Course Material included in this course
  • Dry Needling and Ashi Points in the Dog
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Models for Trigger Points
  • Palpation
  • Two Techniques
  • Ashi Points
  • Treatment
  • Wrapping Up
  • Feedback
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