Animal Physical Therapy

Find fun and safe exercises for increased quality of life and movement for happy, healthy pets

Animal Physical Therapy

Find fun and safe exercises for increased quality of life and movement for happy, healthy pets

  • Be the best pet parent possible by learning to get physical through physio to strengthen muscles and joints so your pet can be as active as possible for as long as possible
  • Find a fun and holistic approach to improving your pet's well-being following illness, injury, genetic problems or because of old age
  • Learn at your own pace with practical experience via our easy-to-use platform suitable for all devices
€175
  • 95% recommend
  • Fully accredited by ICOES
  • Free PDF Certificate
  • 14 days money back guaranteed
  • 50 online study hours

95% THUMBS UP 95% of students recommend our courses

FULLY ACCREDITED All our courses are accredited by ICOES and CPD Certification Service

FREE PDF CERTIFICATE You can prove your commitment with a certificate upon completion

14 DAYS MONEY BACK If our course isn't for you, you have 14 days to claim your money back guarantee

30 ONLINE STUDY HOURS You have 90 days to complete the course and one year to start it

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Master different techniques to manipulate muscle to nurse your pet back to health
  • Learn new ways to take care of your pets to keep them happy and healthy for as long as possible
  • Understand anatomy and ways to keep limbs and muscles working to the best of their ability
  • Feel more confident discussing your pet’s needs with a professional veterinarian
  • Know what a veterinary physiotherapist is and how to be referred to one

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • During the 30 hours of accredited study you will learn safe ways to improve mobility in joints such as hips or knees
  • Hands-on experience of massage techniques to help your pet relax while building up muscle strength - and he'll love you for it!
  • To be a better pet parent by broadening your knowledge base of animal care and anatomy

ABOUT THE COURSE

  • Master different techniques to manipulate muscle to nurse your pet back to health
  • Learn new ways to take care of your pets to keep them happy and healthy for as long as possible
  • Understand anatomy and ways to keep limbs and muscles working to the best of their ability
  • Feel more confident discussing your pet’s needs with a professional veterinarian
  • Know what a veterinary physiotherapist is and how to be referred to one

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • During the 30 hours of accredited study you will learn safe ways to improve mobility in joints such as hips or knees
  • Hands-on experience of massage techniques to help your pet relax while building up muscle strength - and he'll love you for it!
  • To be a better pet parent by broadening your knowledge base of animal care and anatomy

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Animal physio and massage will help older animals with creaky joints; pedigrees with genetic problems in their hips or legs; muscles mend following a nasty injury or surgery
  • Pet parents can learn about the right techniques and supplements to ensure their furball lives life to the max
  • Anyone wanting to broaden their knowledge to provide the best possible care for animals

HOW IT WILL HELP YOU

  • Look after your pet the best you can when it becomes older or is recovering from an injury
  • Your pet will have great fun with the exercises and physio which will help you build a stronger bond
  • Get up-to-the minute advice from veterinarians on how to provide quality care for animals

Disclaimer: This course is intended to be a short introduction to animal physical therapy and is designed to help pet owners improve the quality of their pets' lives. It is not a professional qualification and is not intended to replace professional qualification for physical therapists. The course will not prepare students to treat any serious veterinary conditions. Completion of the course does not imply membership of any professional body nor does it entitle students to use the title Animal Physical Therapist.

COURSES MODULES

Module 1: Introduction
  • 1.1 Benefits of physiotherapy
  • 1.2 Aims of this course
  • 1.3 Disclaimers and contra-indications to home physio
  • 1.4 What you’ll learn
  • 1.5 Case studies
Module 2: Physiotherapy
  • 2.1 Tissue response to injury
  • 2.2 Reasons to use physiotherapy
  • 2.3 Types of therapy
  • 2.4 Therapy which can be done at home
Module 3: Anatomy For Physiotherapy
  • 3.1 Why learn anatomy for physiotherapy?
  • 3.2 Instructional words
  • 3.3 The name of things
  • 3.4 Fore-limp
  • 3.5 Hind-limp
  • 3.6 Head and neck
  • 3.7 Back
Module 4: Physio And Your Pet – Assessment
  • 4.1 Principles of Physiology
  • 4.2 Arthritis
  • 4.3 Conditioning after surgical rest
  • 4.4 Elbow problems
  • 4.5 General stiffness
  • 4.6 Hip dysplasia
  • 4.7 Knee problems
  • 4.8 Neck and back problems
  • 4.9 Sore muscles
  • 4.10 Older pets
Module 5: Physio And Your Pet – Action
  • 5.1 Massage
  • 5.2 Joint Movements
  • 5.3 Therapeutic exercise
  • 5.4 Heat Therapy
Module 6: The Bigger Picture
  • 6.1 Assistive devices
  • 6.2 Nutritional supplements
  • 6.3 Pain relief
  • 6.4 Partnership with veterinary professional

36548 STUDENTS

126 COUNTRIES

5960 HAPPY PETS IN 2017

15497 COURSES ENROLLED IN 2017

OUR COURSES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY PURR-FESSIONALS

Dr Pippa

Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS, is a veterinarian with 27 years' experience in companion animal practice.

As a child, Pippa was pony-mad and can't remember a time when she didn't want to be a vet. She started volunteering at her local clinic at the age of 14, and it was a dream come true when she was accepted for vet school. She graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK. Her knowledge and dedication has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and pets from around the world.

GETTING YOUR CERTIFICATE IS AS EASY AS IT LOOKS:

Step 1

Registration

Follow the easy registration process to enrol in your course today.

Step 2

Study

Absorb course content easily with clearly structured information, helpful illustrations and hands on video tutorials. Study anywhere, anytime that suits you within your course duration.

Step 3

Assessment

Reinforce new learning with assessment of important points at the end of each module.

Step 4

Certification

On completion, receive your certificate which confirms your achievement.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFO

HOW DOES IT WORK

  • Once you sign up for the course you will have 12 months to activate it. Once activated, you have 90 days to learn about different physical therapy techniques and put them into practice.
  • The course will only take about 30 hours to complete with helpful advice on animal anatomy and how physiotherapy can help ageing or injured muscles and joints.
  • You can set your own pace of study because it is completely online and available on any device. You can study anytime, anywhere so there's no pressure. These are some of the reasons that Holly and Hugo are the perfect partners for busy people.
  • At the end of each module is an exam to pass to make sure you have fully taken in each stage. These modules are easy to understand and, therefore, easy to remember. You can revisit the material for a refresher if you want to look something up.
  • Once the course is completed, all modules saved and exams passed you will be able to download your pdf certificate.

WHAT SUPPORT WILL I GET DURING THE COURSE?

  • Our courses are designed to be easy to use without the need to download material. Should you need any assistance, we have a help centre available in your student area 24/7 or you can contact our awesome Customer Support team during the working hours. We're just a phone call or email away.
  • From time to time, we also organize live webinars with a vet which you can join in and have any queries or questions professionally answered to help you enjoy a better understanding of animals. 

COURSE ACCREDITATION

  • Holly and Hugo is a professional company with an international team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, compiling the courses. The main veterinarians involved in our courses are Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS who graduated from the University of Glasgow, UK, and has 27 years' experience and Deborah Shore DVM, who graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • You will be getting up-to-date information from experienced professionals so you can be confident the advice is credible.
  • In return for your dedication, you can receive a certificate of study.
  • Holly & Hugo courses are accredited by ICOES, the International Council for Online Education Standards, (www.icoes.org) , assuring our students our commitment to high standards of online education.
  • We are also a recognized member of the CPD Certification Service. Our CPD accredited courses will count towards your CPD hour records. Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD/CE), individuals show their commitment to gain new skills to contribute to their personal and professional development, improve their job prospects, enhance and evolve in their career.

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