Animal Physical Therapy

Learn all about physiotherapy, types & methods, and how it can help your pet

Who is the Course For:

This course is a perfect match for you if:

  • You have an stiff, older pet or one recovering after enforced rest, and you want to help them get back on their paws
  • You are curious about different forms of physiotherapy, such as massage, hydrotherapy, passive movement, and heat; their benefits, how they work, and how they help the body to heal
  • You want to understand about nutritional supplements that improve and protect joint health, and keep your pet supple in years to come.
  • You want to learn safe exercises to do at home that are fun and improve your pet’s quality of life
  • You want to understand what a veterinary physiotherapist is, when it’s appropriate to consult one, and how to go about getting referred
  • You wonder if your pet is in pain and want to recognize the signs in your cat or dog

Course –skills:

The skills you will master with this course include:

  • How to improve the mobility of specific joints (such as the elbow, hip, or knee) in a safe and sympathetic way
  • Reading the signs of pain in cats and dogs
  • Learning gentle exercises appropriate for animals with stiff joints due to conditions such as arthritis or an old injury (Working with the co-operation of your vet.)
  • Learn specific exercises for specific joints
  • Hints and tips for how to help your older pet moving around the home with more confidence, using ramps and assistive devices.
  • How to perform massage techniques on your pet to build muscle strength and help them relax. This includes effleurage, kneading, percussion, and also passive movement exercises
  • Knowing when physiotherapy could help your pet and recognizing when to avoid it
  • Learn easy and enjoyable exercises you can do at home to build your pet’s strength whilst having fun together
  • Know how to use heat therapy to relieve the nagging pain of a sore joint
  • Understand which nutritional supplements are most beneficial to your pet
  • Have an improved knowledge of dog anatomy
  • Know how and when to get your pet referred to a veterinary physiotherapist
Step 1


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

Step 2


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


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

Step 4


On completion, receive your certificate which confirms your achievement.


Related Courses

Market Your Business
Ultimate Guide To Dog Grooming
Animal Care