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Companion University – Arlington, TX

Companion University

A comprehensive, one-day educational opportunity designed
exclusively for Companion Therapy Laser owners.

Registration and Continental Breakfast at 8:30 am
Therapy Laser Classes beginning at 9:00 am
8 Hours of CE Credit Offered

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sheraton Arlington Hotel
1500 Convention Center Drive
Arlington, TX

REGISTER TODAY!  Call 302.709.0408
Download the Full Course Schedule and Fax Registration Form Here


Companion University is designed specifically for Companion Therapy Laser owners to advance their knowledge of laser therapy and to maximize their results both clinically and financially.

Additionally, laser as a part of a multi-modal approach to managing osteoarthritis, treatment techniques, and complementary tools will be presented in breakout sessions.

Tuition: $85 if paid prior to May 16, $105 thereafter. Tuition includes Continental Breakfast, Course Materials, Clinical Atlas on CD ROM, Diplomas and CE Certificates, and Lunch. Tuition for each additional practice member is $45 prior to May 16, and a limited number of non-customers may attend for an additional $50 for each attendee. Please call 302.709.0409 to register.


Syllabus, Core Curriculum
4 Credit Hours of Continuing Education

Companion University 101: Science for Clients
What you need to know about Class IV laser therapy to communicate well with clients. A review of the science, results of recent studies, the spectrum of use in human and veterinary fields, safety, and contraindications – all with a focus on how to effectively communicate to clients about the technology.

Companion University 201: Maximize Treatment Results
Learn the latest Class IV laser therapy treatment concepts and treatment techniques. Discussion will focus on appropriate target doses, the latest equipment and software developments, appropriate selection of handpieces, and correct treatment techniques.

Companion University 301: Move Beyond Just Treating Common Conditions
You’re good at treating common conditions, now it’s time to start treating uncommon conditions! After a brief visual review of common conditions, learn how to correctly manage procedure, acute, and chronic conditions. Full case studies of uncommon conditions will give you more information to correctly manage less-common conditions and to encourage you to broaden the range of patients who could benefit from laser therapy.

Companion University 401: Putting it All Together
Learn how to successfully integrate laser therapy into your companion animal practice. Material covered includes how to train staff to discuss laser therapy with clients, business and marketing strategies for making laser therapy a successful service, and step-by-step recommendations on incorporating laser therapy.

Syllabus, Concurrently Offered Electives
1.5 Credit Hours of Continuing Education (pending)

In a hands-on session, review treatment techniques and methods used by your colleagues to improve effectiveness and consistent results.

Companion University 501: Laser Therapy and Osteoarthritis
This presentation is a comprehensive look at incorporating laser therapy into the multimodal management of the osteoarthritis pet. Discussion includes goals in treating OA patients, a review of the process of osteoarthritis, maladaptive pain and its  relationship to the arthritic pet, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical OA interventions, physical interventions for OA, and photobiomodulation and pain management for OA via laser therapy.’

Complementary Companions: New ways to diagnose and treat
The Stance Analyzer is a tool to objectively evaluate lameness as well as to quantitatively measure treatment success for clients. Included in this session are practical aspects of considering an underwater treadmill as part of your treatment modalities.

More Regenerative Medicine: The benefits of stem cell therapy in practice
This 2-hour course is an introduction to the science of stem cell therapy and recent developments in the technology.  Learn how Dr. Berger employs stem cell therapy to treat arthritis, kidney failure, allergic skin disease, and other immune-mediated disorders.

A Companion Conversation: a moderated discussion among colleagues, and Q & A
This final session is a great opportunity to share your successes with colleagues, get second opinions, present difficult cases, and to ask the experts.