What is a CERP?

Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner can be a veterinarian, veterinary technician, physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, or students of these professions that completed a postgraduate certificate course offered by the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine, Knoxville.

The Equine Rehabilitation Certificate Program (CERP) is a RACE approved credentialed program in equine rehabilitation which includes online courses, live labs, case studies, and a cumulative examination.

CERP Team Approach to Equine Rehabilitation:

As a CERP, we design and implement a comprehensive rehabilitation program for commonly occurring musculoskeletal, integumentary and neurologic conditions of the equine, document the rehabilitation programs using standardized forms.

As a CERP we are taught to understand the regulatory issues surrounding the practice of equine rehabilitation. We learn the different types of therapeutic modalities and mechanisms of action. We are knowledgable in the common causes and medical or surgical therapy for tendons and ligaments. We are aware of how to monitor response to injury and healing of tendons and ligaments. We are able to correlate the rehabilitation program with the physiologic processes that the patient is undergoing during its rehabilitation.