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About the course

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

    Holly and Hugo 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
    • 1.1 Benefits of Physiotherapy
    • 1.2 The Aims of this Course
    • 1.3 Working as Part of a Team
    • 1.4 When Physio Isn’t Safe for Your Pet
    Module 2: Physiotherapy
    • 2.1 Hydrotherapy
    • 2.2 Laser
    • 2.3 Electrotherapy
    • 2.4 Cold therapy
    • 2.5 Therapeutic Ultrasound
    • 2.6 Therapeutic Exercises
    • 2.7 Acupuncture
    • 2.8 Massage
    Module 3: Anatomy For Physiotherapy
    • 3.1 Introduction of Terms
    • 3.2 Joint Motion
    • 3.3 Forelimb
    • 3.4 Hindlimb
    • 3.5 Spine
    • 3.6 Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
    • 3.7 Palpation of the Dog
    Module 4: Physio And Your Pet – Assessment
    • 4.1 The Rules of Physical Therapy
    • 4.2 Safety
    • 4.3 Is Your Pet in Pain?
    • 4.4 Your Pet’s Problems
    Module 5: Physio And Your Pet – Action
    • 5.1 Massage
    • 5.2 Joint Movements
    • 5.3 Therapeutic exercise
    Module 6: The Bigger Picture
    • 6.1 Assistive Devices
    • 6.2 Nutritional Supplements
    • 6.3 Pain Relief
    • 6.4 Partnership with Veterinary Professionals

      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 HH.

        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.

          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.

          Creator

          Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

          Expertise: Health, Veterinary

          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.

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          About

          About the course

          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

            Holly and Hugo 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
            • 1.1 Benefits of Physiotherapy
            • 1.2 The Aims of this Course
            • 1.3 Working as Part of a Team
            • 1.4 When Physio Isn’t Safe for Your Pet
            Module 2: Physiotherapy
            • 2.1 Hydrotherapy
            • 2.2 Laser
            • 2.3 Electrotherapy
            • 2.4 Cold therapy
            • 2.5 Therapeutic Ultrasound
            • 2.6 Therapeutic Exercises
            • 2.7 Acupuncture
            • 2.8 Massage
            Module 3: Anatomy For Physiotherapy
            • 3.1 Introduction of Terms
            • 3.2 Joint Motion
            • 3.3 Forelimb
            • 3.4 Hindlimb
            • 3.5 Spine
            • 3.6 Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
            • 3.7 Palpation of the Dog
            Module 4: Physio And Your Pet – Assessment
            • 4.1 The Rules of Physical Therapy
            • 4.2 Safety
            • 4.3 Is Your Pet in Pain?
            • 4.4 Your Pet’s Problems
            Module 5: Physio And Your Pet – Action
            • 5.1 Massage
            • 5.2 Joint Movements
            • 5.3 Therapeutic exercise
            Module 6: The Bigger Picture
            • 6.1 Assistive Devices
            • 6.2 Nutritional Supplements
            • 6.3 Pain Relief
            • 6.4 Partnership with Veterinary Professionals

              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 HH.

                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.

                  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.

                  Creator

                  Dr Pippa Elliott, BVMS MRCVS

                  Expertise: Health, Veterinary

                  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.