Strength & Conditioning Workshop

  • 30 Aug 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • GCOC Training Building: 847 S. Stadium Road
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  • All 12 registrations are for working spots for 1 dog and 1 handler

Registration is closed
Registration opens July 15, 2012.  Receipt of payment, either on-line or by check within 10 days of your registration, will be required to confirm your spot in the workshop.

Whether you are asking your canine companion to hike, herd, run an agility course or train in obedience, your dog needs the strength to perform the chosen activity. Many dogs are lacking core muscle strength – making them more prone to musculo-skeletal injuries. 

This three-hour workshop by Dr. Maria Glinski will consist of a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice with your canine partner.  Topics will include strength training, flexibility, endurance and balance. Learn the importance of warming up and cooling down to improve performance and decrease risk of injury. Exercises, tricks and stretches to help increase range of motion, flexibility, muscle tone, and stamina will be demonstrated. Cavaletti, fitness balls, domes, donuts, discs and wobble boards will be available for practice. These tools can be used for cross training indoors regardless of the weather. This workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience, as the exercises can be individualized to the needs of your dog.



Dr. Glinski received her DVM from Tuskegee University in 1982.  She completed a three-year masters program in human acupuncture through the Midwest Center of Oriental Medicine and became a licensed human acupuncturist (LAc) in 1995.  She directed a four-doctor small animal hospital in Milwaukee, WI for over sixteen years.  In 1999, Dr. Glinski completed the post-graduate veterinary rehabilitation training through the University of Tennessee.   In 2000, Dr. Glinski moved to Aiken, SC and started the 1st private  veterinary rehab center in North America offering human physical therapy modalities, chiropractic, acupuncture, swimming and underwater treadmill.

Competition dogs have been treated at the CARE Center from around the United States, as well as Canada.  In 2004, Dr. Glinski traveled with the AKC Agility World Team to the FCI World Agility Championships in Italy.  In 2006, she was the USDAA team veterinarian at the World Championship in Holland.

The development of the CARE Center is a dream-come true for Dr. Glinski – a state of the art facility for owners seeking cutting edge sports medicine, arthritis management, post-op recovery or spinal trauma rehabilitation.




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