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Lets talk rehabilitation...

Among many orthopaedic procedures, the repair of cruciate ligaments in dogs in up there as one of the most common procedures as a nurse that you will be involved in during your time in practice.

As veterinary nurses, we are able to really help with not just the treatment of these patients whilst they're in the clinic, but also as an outpatient during their rehabilitation journey.

Although surgery may not always be an option for patients, the role of rehabilitation is vital in order for that patient to be able to live with an improved quality of life.

That's why in this course we will outline the different ways in which as veterinary nurses we can help to assist these patients through the recovery process.

Our online tutor Emily, a qualified animal physiotherapist and fellow RVN will guide you through the role that physiotherapy plays in the rehabilitation of dogs with cruciate ligament disease. Building a foundation of knowledge (including anatomy and physiology of the stifle), then building on this foundation to help you support these patients.

As always all our courses include small bitesize videos with an accompanying workbook so you don't have to write a single word (unless you want an excuse to get your stationary out 😉)

What you will learn!

This Course has 4 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • What is cranial cruciate disease?

  • Which Dogs are most commonly affected and the reasons for injury.

  • A look at the symptoms and how the condition is diagnosed

  • Anatomy of the stifle and how cruciate disease/Injury affects the joint.

  • To provide a deeper understanding of which muscles are involved in stifle function.

  • To understand different aspects of the disease and other conditions, that are often caused by Cranial Cruciate Rupture (CCR)

  • Surgical Management for Cranial Cruciate Disease/Injury

  • To identify and understand what is involved in a basic rehabilitation plan, with different techniques and expectations.

  • To understand any contraindications associated with surgery and what long term plans this might include.

  • Nursing and Rehabilitation of Cranial Cruciate Disease/Injury and much more...

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do I get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive course workbook, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.

    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.

    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...

About Emily

Instructor Bio:

RVN, DIP A PHYS, ISFMCERT, CSMC, MRAMP, MIAAT, AHPR

Emily Ashdown

I am a qualified Animal Physiotherapist & Registered Veterinary Nurse. I have been working with animals since I was 16 where I started as a kennel assistant at a rescue kennels. I then trained in my local practice to become an RVN. I have worked at different practices including the RSPCA Birmingham animal hospital where I gained a lot of experience and even worked on the ITV show Give a pet a home! I shortly went back to private practice and Became a Deputy head nurse where I found my passion for rehabilitation by using class IV laser therapy. Whilst working in this practice I researched the different types of Lasers and set up clinics for primarily Geriatric patients. I became very passionate about rehabilitation and in particular the difference Laser therapy was making to many of my clients and with my own working cocker spaniels. I then decided to pursue a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy with the college of Animal Physiotherapists. I started to work for Companion Animal health as a product specialist in primarily Laser therapy but also other rehabilitation products and regenerative medicine. I still work for Companion as I have a real passion for teaching practitioner’s how to use Laser successfully but I also bought my own Laser and set up Worcestershire Animal Therapy where I offer a mobile Physiotherapy and Laser service. I also Do some work for Bromsgrove Canine Hydro and Physio where I enjoy seeing many different cases. From time to time I also still Locum in emergency Vet clinics and I teach Animal First Aid. In my spare time I’m also a member of the IAAT Committee to help push the Musculoskeletal industry and I’m fully registered as a RAMP member. I also have a certificate in Feline Medicine and would like to educate further in rehabilitation for feline’s.

Don't just take our word for it.

5 star rating

very informative

sam sanderson

really informative information given to something we see commonly in practice. Would highly recommend

really informative information given to something we see commonly in practice. Would highly recommend

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5 star rating

Nursing and rehabilitation of cranial cruciate injury/dis...

Karen Holding

Excellent course and tutor and lots of useful advice for rehabilitation in a practice setting.

Excellent course and tutor and lots of useful advice for rehabilitation in a practice setting.

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5 star rating

Great course

andrea abba

Really enjoyed this course, as a rehab nurse I gained lots of new ideas. It has motivated me into renewing and reviewing how we do things as a practice.

Really enjoyed this course, as a rehab nurse I gained lots of new ideas. It has motivated me into renewing and reviewing how we do things as a practice.

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4 star rating

A must for any nurses involved in cruciate surgery

Alex John

Very informative; a great start for any nurse thinking of starting supportive clinics; outlines complications/seriousness of clinics etc.

Very informative; a great start for any nurse thinking of starting supportive clinics; outlines complications/seriousness of clinics etc.

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5 star rating

Really enjoyed

carly tempany

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Loads of Information and encourage me to want to learn more and do more to help patients.

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Loads of Information and encourage me to want to learn more and do more to help patients.

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5 star rating

Great course!

Sophie Thompson

Really informative and helpful. I'm looking at setting up an OA clinic as well as a post op/ conservative cruciate management so this has been perfect. Jus...

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Really informative and helpful. I'm looking at setting up an OA clinic as well as a post op/ conservative cruciate management so this has been perfect. Just the right amount of information too and the lecturer is really helpful. The only part I got lost on was the muscles but what's new there! Would definitely recommend.

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5 star rating

Fantastic! very informative and a great introduction to c...

Jessica Laws

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Workbook & Downloadable Content

    • Workbook and Downloadable Content.

  • 3

    Module 1: Overview of Cruciate injury/disease

    • Module 1: Overview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Unit 1: What is Cruciate Disease?

    • Unit 2: Who Does it Commonly Affect?

    • Unit 3: Reasons for Injury

    • Unit 4: How is it Diagnosed?

    • Unit 5: Veterinary Consent

    • Unit 6: Veterinary Physiotherapy

    • End of Module 1

  • 4

    Module 2: Anatomy of the Stifle and How the Injury Affects its Function

    • module 2: Overview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Unit 1: Anatomy of the Stifle

    • Unit 2: Muscles Involved

    • Unit 3: Locomotion of the Stifle

    • Unit 4: Anatomy of the Disease / Injury

    • End of Module 2

  • 5

    Module 3: Surgical Management of Cruciate Injury / Disease

    • Overview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Unit 1: Surgical Options - Lateral Stay, TPLO, TTA & Others.

    • Unit 2: Risks Associated

    • Unit 3: Post Operative Rehab Plan

    • Unit 4: Expectations from Surgery & Contraindications

    • End of Module 3

  • 6

    Module 4: Conservative Management of Cruciate Injury / Disease

    • Overview

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Unit 1: What is Conservative Management?

    • Unit 2: Pain Management

    • Unit 3: Exercise Management

    • Unit 4: Monitoring

    • Unit 5: Rehab Plan & Contraindications

    • End of Module 4

  • 7

    Thank-you.

    • Cruciate Quiz

    • Course Conclusion

Pricing options

Choose to pay for the course now, invoice your practice, or in easy to manage instalments. Same course same cost.

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