Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

As Veterinary nurses we have many different aspects to our job, from Anaesthesia and patient monitoring to running many different clinics.

One area that is becoming a more progressive role of the RVN is helping to monitor treatment responses, particularly in Osteoarthritis clinics.

Objective measurements and reporting are very tricky when dealing with chronic patients. Therefore, we have to do the best job we can with our skills and tools available. One of these measurements to help us monitor progress is doing a gait assessment on our patients.

Gait assessments are one piece of the puzzle when monitoring but they can help us in many ways. they can help us to identify areas of pain, weakness, compensation, areas of improvement from treatment and much more.

Accurately doing a gait assessment is a skill that takes lots of practice.

Join Emily our resident rehabilitation RVN whilst she takes you on a deep dive into the why's and how's of practical gait assessments in veterinary practice, and how you can get on-board with gait assessments with your patients in clinic.

What you will learn!

  • Why are Gait Assessments important?

  • What is the relevance of Posture and Stance?

  • How to perform a Gait Assesment.

  • How to interpret what it may mean.

  • Sporting Dogs and subtle signs.

Some important points you need to know.

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

    Upon completion of this 3-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 multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 3 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...



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.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Downloadable Workbook

    • Gait Assessment Downloadable Workbook

  • 3

    Module 1: What is a gait assessment & why is it important?

    • Gate Analysis Module 1

  • 4

    Module 2: Performing practical assessment

    • Gate Analysis Module 2

  • 5

    Module 3: Interpreting assessment

    • Gate Analysis Module 3

  • 6

    End of course quiz

    • Gait Analysis end of course quiz

  • 7

    Gait assessment CPD video references

    • Youtube Video References

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5 star rating

Loved this course!

Clare Burrows

Nice and easy to follow with lots of practical advice to use in our new osteoarthritis clinics in practice. Plenty of information packed into a short course.

Nice and easy to follow with lots of practical advice to use in our new osteoarthritis clinics in practice. Plenty of information packed into a short course.

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5 star rating

Accurate Title describes course well

Jeanette Johnstone

Easy to understand. Enough detail without being overly technical

Easy to understand. Enough detail without being overly technical

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5 star rating

Very informative and nice resources

Lucy Welch