Iliopsoas Strains: Common in Humans & Dogs

Dr. Sherman O. Canapp, Jr., DVM, MS, CCRT

On-Demand Webinar

Iliopsoas Strains: Common in Humans & Dogs



Iliopsoas strains are generally regarded to be an overuse injury. While any of us can injure our iliopsoas, sprinters, gymnasts, athletes who perform repeated hip flexion movements, and athletes who engage in plyometric jumping exercises (short-term, high-energy exercises) are at a much higher risk for the condition, due to the nature of their activities.

Our canine athletes are also required to sprint as well as perform high-energy jumping and other repetitive activities. So, it's easy to understand why hip flexor strains are identified so often in performance dogs.

Is your canine athlete... Showing less power and drive from the hind limbs? Reluctant to jump or knocking bars with the hind legs? Slightly off-loading or turning a hind limb out to the side when he's standing? Do you see a shortened stride or step length in the hind limb at a trot? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you may be dealing with an iliopsoas issue. 

Has your dog been previously diagnosed with an iliopsoas strain and it keeps recurring? Was the strain in the muscle or tendon? You and your medical team need to know the exact location if your canine athlete is going to have the best response to treatment and return to sport. Based on the data in human athletes, this information is critical, as is the type of treatments used.

In this webinar, we dig deep into iliopsoas strains. We will cover everything from the performance-related issues being noted in training and competition, physical exam findings, anatomy, diagnostics, treatment options, and cause of injury to prevention techniques and maintenance (including supplements, home modalities, iliopsoas and core exercises, conditioning activities, etc.).

Whether you train and compete in performance dog sports, or you are a veterinarian or rehab specialist that works with performance dogs, you need to tune in. It’s all about education, awareness, early identification, and prevention.

NOTE: RACE approved - 1 CE credit.

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  • A 1 hour & 19 minutes presentation by Dr. Sherman Canapp
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Dr. Sherman Canapp, originally from Maryland, was the first to complete a combined DVM/MS at Kansas State University. Dr. Canapp then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri followed by a three-year residency in small animal surgery at the University of Florida. Dr. Canapp is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and Charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, where is Past President of the college. Dr. Canapp is currently the National Director of Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine for Pathway Vet Alliance.

Dr. Canapp is the co-founder of the Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group (VOSM) in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. Dr. Canapp routinely receives referrals for sports related injuries, arthroscopic procedures and regenerative medicine treatments from domestic and international sources. Dr. Canapp’s primary caseload is performance, sporting and working dogs.  

Dr. Canapp is also the President and CEO of Orthobiologic Innovations LLC (OBI), a translational medicine company that focuses on product design, development, and testing of orthopedic and arthroscopic devices, instrumentations, medical systems, biologics and regenerative medicine technologies. OBI is also actively involved in designing and performing clinical trials.  

Dr. Canapp created the VOSM Academy, LLC educational training programs for veterinarians interested in bringing high level sports and regenerative medicine, rehabilitation therapy, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and arthroscopic procedures to their practice in the US and abroad. The VOSMA Certification Program allows clinicians to be trained and certified by Drs. Canapp, and once trained become an official VOSM affiliate location. Certified practitioners/locations include Seattle, Philadelphia, Nashville, Finland and Australia.

Dr. Canapp established Project GO (Global Orthopedics for Animals) which is a non-profit foundation (501c3) dedicated to helping animals with musculoskeletal injuries. Project GO provides support to animals from various organizations including government working dogs, rescue centers and wildlife sanctuaries. If an organization demonstrates financial limitations, and committee approval is reached, PG then funds the orthopedic procedures necessary for the injured animal.

Canapp Sports Medicine, LLC (CSM) is a virtual sports medicine educational platform, which provides teleconsultations / telemedicine / teletraining to veterinarians and performance dog owners around the world. CSM also offers virtual educational content and webinars in the areas of canine sports related injuries, supplements, sports medicine related products, devices and technologies.  Product reviews and recommendations are also provided.