About this Chapter

Lesson 1, Topic 1
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About this Chapter

adavidcr@icloud.com August 27, 2019

Guidelines for Study

Learning Objectives

By studying this chapter, you will learn to

  • Define anatomical and directional vocabulary.
  • Locate the external points of the small animal.
  • Discuss the skeletal system: functions and parts
  • Recognize joint structures and movements.
  • Identify bony landmarks palpable on the small animal
  • Summarize ligaments: structure, functions and locations.
  • Describe tendons: structure, functions and locations.
  • Explain fascia: structure, functions and locations.
  • List muscles: structure, functions, and locations.


How This Information Will Improve Your Massage

  • The effectiveness and efficiency of your work will be greater.
  • The intent and focus of your work will be clearer.
  • You will be better able to assess the needs of the dog.
  • You will be able to discuss your work more accurately and professionally with owners, veterinarians, potential clients, etc.

Core Abilities

This lesson will help you develop your abilities to

  •        Think critically and creatively.
  •        Communicate effectively.
  •        Act professionally, humanely and safely.
  •        Write clearly and concisely.