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When your animal is older, injured, or ill, you want to do everything in your power to help them. Just as physiotherapy and massage help strengthen our muscles and joints, it’s just as beneficial for our animals.

Animal physical therapy is a hands-on, natural rehabilitation treatment to get those muscles and limbs working again. In this online course, you will see how physiotherapy uses physical methods - massage and exercise  -  to restore lost movement. You will learn the benefits of animal physical therapy and exercises you can do with your pets at home.

You’ll be shown the correct techniques to treat different parts of the body. Enjoy quality, hands-on time with your dog or cat as you massage away pain and exercise limbs to restore strength. The aim of animal physical therapy is to keep your pets as active as possible for as long as possible. You can help them build muscle and keep their joints active following surgery or as they get older.

Having hands-on, fun time with your pets is a perfect way to build your bond. Know how to handle your animals confidently so that you are helping and not hindering their recovery. Start learning the benefits of pet physical therapy today.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Benefits of physiotherapy
    • Aims of this course
    • Working as Part of a Team
    • When Physio Isn’t Safe for Your Pet

    Module 2: Physiotherapy

    • Hydrotherapy
    • Laser
    • Electrotherapy
    • Cold therapy (Cryotherapy)
    • Therapeutic Ultrasound
    • Therapeutic Exercises
    • Acupuncture
    • Massage

    Module 3: Anatomy For Physiotherapy

    • Introduction of Terms
    • Joint Motion
    • Forelimb
    • Hindlimb
    • Spine
    • Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
    • Palpation of the Dog

    Module 4: Physio And Your Pet – Assessment

    • The Rules of Physical Therapy
    • Safety
    • Is Your Pet in Pain?
    • Your Pet’s Problems

    Module 5: Physio And Your Pet – Action

    • Massage
    • Joint Movements
    • Therapeutic exercise
    • Heat Therapy

    Module 6: The Bigger Picture

    • Assistive devices
    • Nutritional supplements
    • Pain relief
    • Partnership with veterinary professional

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Pet parents who want to learn about the right techniques and supplements to ensure their furball lives life to the max
    • Anyone thinking about a career as an animal physiotherapist and wants to study a taster course first
    • People looking after injured or older pets who want to give them a better quality of life
    • Anyone who lives with animals or works with them and wishes to give them the best help they possibly can

    Career path

    • An accredited course in animal physical therapy will look impressive on your resume when you apply for any jobs with animals
    • The course is a good foundation for anyone interested in a career in veterinary medicine or animal care
    • If you work with animals or run a pet business, your clients will feel hugely relieved that you’ve studied to look after them even if they’re injured or old

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    When your animal is older, injured, or ill, you want to do everything in your power to help them. Just as physiotherapy and massage help strengthen our muscles and joints, it’s just as beneficial for our animals.

    Animal physical therapy is a hands-on, natural rehabilitation treatment to get those muscles and limbs working again. In this online course, you will see how physiotherapy uses physical methods - massage and exercise  -  to restore lost movement. You will learn the benefits of animal physical therapy and exercises you can do with your pets at home.

    You’ll be shown the correct techniques to treat different parts of the body. Enjoy quality, hands-on time with your dog or cat as you massage away pain and exercise limbs to restore strength. The aim of animal physical therapy is to keep your pets as active as possible for as long as possible. You can help them build muscle and keep their joints active following surgery or as they get older.

    Having hands-on, fun time with your pets is a perfect way to build your bond. Know how to handle your animals confidently so that you are helping and not hindering their recovery. Start learning the benefits of pet physical therapy today.

      Requirements

      International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

      Lessons

      Module 1: Introduction

      • Benefits of physiotherapy
      • Aims of this course
      • Working as Part of a Team
      • When Physio Isn’t Safe for Your Pet

      Module 2: Physiotherapy

      • Hydrotherapy
      • Laser
      • Electrotherapy
      • Cold therapy (Cryotherapy)
      • Therapeutic Ultrasound
      • Therapeutic Exercises
      • Acupuncture
      • Massage

      Module 3: Anatomy For Physiotherapy

      • Introduction of Terms
      • Joint Motion
      • Forelimb
      • Hindlimb
      • Spine
      • Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
      • Palpation of the Dog

      Module 4: Physio And Your Pet – Assessment

      • The Rules of Physical Therapy
      • Safety
      • Is Your Pet in Pain?
      • Your Pet’s Problems

      Module 5: Physio And Your Pet – Action

      • Massage
      • Joint Movements
      • Therapeutic exercise
      • Heat Therapy

      Module 6: The Bigger Picture

      • Assistive devices
      • Nutritional supplements
      • Pain relief
      • Partnership with veterinary professional

      Career

      Who is this course for?

      • Pet parents who want to learn about the right techniques and supplements to ensure their furball lives life to the max
      • Anyone thinking about a career as an animal physiotherapist and wants to study a taster course first
      • People looking after injured or older pets who want to give them a better quality of life
      • Anyone who lives with animals or works with them and wishes to give them the best help they possibly can

      Career path

      • An accredited course in animal physical therapy will look impressive on your resume when you apply for any jobs with animals
      • The course is a good foundation for anyone interested in a career in veterinary medicine or animal care
      • If you work with animals or run a pet business, your clients will feel hugely relieved that you’ve studied to look after them even if they’re injured or old

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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      8928 Students

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      Guarantee

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      Accredited

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      Accredited