Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

The aim of this course is to give you an introduction into the world of Animal Physiotherapy and rehabilitation, to inform on the legalities surrounding the profession and to give an understanding of how Physio can help your patients.

If you run older pet or OA Nursing Clinics in practice, then this course is perfect to catapult your understanding, knowledge and the services you can offer to patients.

As the profession becomes more widely accepted and the demand higher the veterinary clinic is the best place to start implementing rehabilitation and our aim is to help you do this and hopefully inspire you to go on and become a qualified Animal Physiotherapist.

As Veterinary nurses or Vet’s we are in the best position to implement rehabilitation plans. With any injury or disease, it’s not simply about medicating or treating that one area, there is often a greater impact on the body as a whole, and as Animal Physiotherapists, it’s our job to ensure we rebalance the animal to prevent compensatory issues arising.

This is done through pain management, strengthening and improving flexibility.

We also have the best position to educate owners on diseases such as Osteoarthritis where a multimodal approach is very much needed to achieve the best results.

What you will learn!

This Course has 3 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • What is Veterinary Physiotherapy and the professional legalities?

  • Types of physiotherapy that RVN's can utilise in practice.

  • Text length of individual points can be shorter or longer depending on your needs

  • Pain management, strengthening and mobility

  • Anatomy and it's importance for a physiotherapist

  • Patient and body assessments

  • Basic massage techniques

  • Machines and their use in animal physiotherapy

  • Stretching, proprioception and balance

  • Running successful osteoarthritis clinics

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

Good introduction to physiotherapy

Rachel Evers

I really liked this course as it explained lots of the avenues to go down and contained good information.

I really liked this course as it explained lots of the avenues to go down and contained good information.

Read Less
5 star rating

Amazing

Karen Holding

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed completing this course and learned a lot from it. It’s certainly made my mind up that I want to follow a path in animal Physiotherapy...

Read More

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed completing this course and learned a lot from it. It’s certainly made my mind up that I want to follow a path in animal Physiotherapy. Thank you for a very informative and enjoyable course.

Read Less
4 star rating

Fantastic course

Laura Moloney-Quinn

Great course, a good introduction to small animal physiotherapy

Great course, a good introduction to small animal physiotherapy

Read Less
5 star rating

Danielle Beal-Harris

Have really enjoyed this course. I have been interest in Animal Physio since i started my Vet Nursing career. Unfortunately New Zealand doesn't have anywhere...

Read More

Have really enjoyed this course. I have been interest in Animal Physio since i started my Vet Nursing career. Unfortunately New Zealand doesn't have anywhere yet to study to get a qualification in it but this has been a great way to learn about how to treat the patients as a nurse. Thank you!

Read Less
0 star rating

Lorraine Sharp

Great course very informative and useful.

Great course very informative and useful.

Read Less
5 star rating

Very Interesting

Beth Shankland

Really enjoyed this course. Easy to access, resources all very well written/recorded. Indulged my love for physiotherapy/rehab and considering doing somethin...

Read More

Really enjoyed this course. Easy to access, resources all very well written/recorded. Indulged my love for physiotherapy/rehab and considering doing something further in the field thanks to this.

Read Less

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Downloadable content

    • Physio Workbook and Downloadable Content

  • 3

    Module 1: What is Animal Physiotherapy?

    • Module 1 Introduction video

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Module Introduction

    • Aims & Objectives.

    • Unit 1: What is Animal Physiotherapy?

    • Unit 2: Legal Protection for Animal Physiotherapists.

    • Unit 3: Registers for Musculoskeletal Practitioners.

    • Unit 4: The Future of Animal Physiotherapy.

    • Unit 5: What are we Trying to Achieve?

    • Unit 6: Types of Physiotherapy.

    • Module 1 Quiz.

    • Have we met our Objectives?

    • Module 1 end video

  • 4

    Module 2: What does an Animal Physiotherapist do?

    • Module 2 Introduction video

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Introduction to Module 2

    • Unit 1: Anatomy slides

    • Unit 2: Patient Assessment including Gait Analysis, Stretching, Proprioception & Balance

    • Unit 3: Basic Massage, Improving Proprioception, Balance and a range of Therapeutic Exercise Programmes

    • Unit 4: Machines used in Animal Physiotherapy – Ultrasound, PEMF,LASER and more Including Hydrotherapy

    • Unit 5: Practical Demonstration. Slide 21 followed by video

    • Gait Analysis Video

    • Stretching and improving proprioception etc

    • Stretching and improving proprioception video 2

    • Range of motion

    • Massage techniques

    • End of Module 2

    • Module 2 Quiz.

    • Module 2 end video

  • 5

    Exercise Programmes

    • Wobble cushion

    • Cavaletti Poles

    • Sit to stand exercises

    • Weight shift exercise

  • 6

    Module 3: What can a RVN do in Practice? How to Qualify as an Animal Physiotherapist?

  • 7

    End Of Course, Thank you for Attending.

    • Animal Physio video end video

Pricing options

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

Other related courses you may like!