I have time constraints, can I still take this course?
This course is completely online, accessible to you from the comfort of your own home (or work) and with the ability to complete at your own pace.
How does this course work?
The first module you will have access to is the introduction to MSK US, once you have successfully completed the pre-requisites for that module, the next will become available to you. For example, following the completion of INTRO you will gain access to the shoulder module, once you have completed the shoulder module you will gain access to the next module, etc.
What does the homework entail?
Each homework will test your technique and imaging. All homework will be personally graded by Dr. Debra Canapp and feedback will be given in a timely manner. You will have the opportunity to make corrections (if needed) based on the feedback and resubmit your homework for a final grade. Homework submission guidelines will be provided within the course platform.
What makes this course different from other shorter, less expensive options?
The difference is in the content. Not only do you get introduction to MSK ultrasound but you get 5 separate modules on pathology, case studies, imaging, techniques and real life troubleshooting for iliopsoas, stifle, tarsus, shoulder and carpus. There is homework provided to help practice what you learn with real time feedback from Dr. Debra Canapp, as well as a chance to re-submit the homework once you’ve received the feedback. You receive all of this for 12 months to complete at your own pace, with an option to extend at the end. We will also be providing optional monthly demonstrations / Q&A’s.
Do I need to own an ultrasound machine to take this course?
It is not required to have an ultrasound machine or probe, however it is necessary in order to submit the homework as they are technique and image based. Homework is not required but highly recommended to perfect your technique and is required for eligibility to submit remote reads in the future. *If you are interested in purchasing an ultrasound machine, Please go to our 'recommendations' page for more information on a few we like. (https://canine-diagnostic-musculoskeletal-ultrasound.thinkific.com/pages/ultrasound-machine-recommendations)
What are the transducer requirements?
Probe recommendations for the best outcome is a linear transducer with a range of 12MHz, 15MHz, or 18MHz (minimum of 12MHz). Clinically and diagnostically we recommend at least 15MHz with the best being 18MHz.
Can I share my log-in with a friend/colleague?
No. We offer special pricing for multiple doctors within a clinic interested in taking this course, so please do not share your log-in or content with someone else. If we are alerted to the multiple log-in/use of one account, you will be dismissed from the course without a refund.
I am concerned about taking a course completely online without any in-person training. Should I be?
We truly believe having the ability to learn at your own pace, have 24/7 access to the content, quizzes and personalized feedback on the homework will help reinforce the knowledge obtained within this course. Thus allowing you to excel in your own practice.
I have several doctors at my practice interested in taking the MSK course, is there any special pricing?
We do offer special pricing for hospitals with multiple interested doctors. To qualify, all interested doctors must be actively employed by the same location. The cost is one full price all-inclusive course ($7750) for the initial doctor and $2500 for each additional doctor. For example, 3 doctor’s from the same practice interested in taking the course would be $12,750. Each doctor will get their own personal log-in and access to the all-inclusive course option, which includes homework. Please contact us for more information.
Dr. Debra Canapp began her journey in sports medicine and rehabilitation with her certification in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in Loxahatchee, Florida in 2005. She has since continued an exclusive career working in small animal sports and rehabilitation medicine. In order to expand the rehabilitative services offered to VOSM's patients, Dr. Canapp became certified in the art of traditional Chinese veterinary medicine and acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2006. In 2007 she further enhanced VOSM’s rehabilitative portfolio when she received her certification in stem cell therapy, a practice that has shown promise in returning our injured canine companions and athletes to their prior function. In 2010-2011, Dr. Canapp pursued studies and advanced training in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and is currently utilizing this tool, as a leader in the small animal field, diagnostically and therapeutically through ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine injections. In 2012, Dr. Canapp obtained the next level of expertise in her field by becoming board certified in the new American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. For the past 8 years, Dr. Canapp’s exclusive area of interest, clinical work, lecturing and research has revolved around sports medicine and rehabilitation therapy, specifically canine sports-related injury, sport rehabilitation and performance. She has completed advanced courses in canine rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, sports medicine, orthopedics and stem cell therapy. Currently she is practicing sports medicine, acupuncture, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rehabilitation at VOSM. Dr. Canapp is active in teaching rehabilitation medicine to visiting veterinary students, rehabilitation therapy certification candidates, and veterinarians. She is also engaged in several clinical trials involving sports medicine and rehabilitation and reviews for scientific veterinary journals and grant committees. Dr. Canapp has been published and lectures on the subjects of osteoarthritis, sports medicine, regenerative medicine, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rehabilitation therapy at national and international continuing education meetings. Dr. Debra Canapp, along with her husband, Dr. Sherman Canapp, currently lecture both domestically and abroad on the subjects of orthopedic injuries in the sporting/working dog and the current rehabilitation techniques used to treat them.