International Association of Animal Therapists
Continued Professional Development

Physio and Rehab in the "not dog or horse" patient


When we first become animal physiotherapists, or animal rehabilitation practitioners, the focus is on dogs and horses as they are the most explored and most popular domesticated species.

Donna Wills has had extensive experience working with many other species and has lectured on this subjects for many years.

Following this course, you will feel more confident treating cats and rabbits as they are the next most common species owned and treated.

Donna will guide you through comparing and contrasting a variety of species so you can learn to think about how to approach any specie.

There is reference to various species including Cows, Elephants, Skunks, Alpaca and Birds, to name a few.

You will feel able to recognise the importance of understanding how diet, behaviour and anatomy must all be understood to make the most effective rehabilitation plan.

This is just the start of your journey to getting to grips with treating other species and will help your confidence grow.

What you'll learn:

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation in animal species other than dogs and horses
Focuses on cats and rabbits, as they are a common owned species, whilst exploring a variety of other species
Compare anatomy including pedal anatomy between species
Learn to make a rehabilitation plan for the needs of any species
Explore behaviour, diet and the relevance of this
Explore gait and movement variation and how we can use that to develop the rehabilitation plan
How build rehab plans, exploring land based exercises and electrotherapies
How to approach the patient and history taking
Body assessment and body condition scoring
Drugs they may have available and the complexity of that subject
Fitness and preparing for exercise
By the end of the course you will feel confident when you get a call for an unusual patient
You will receive a certificate at the end of this course

Who is this course for?

Qualified or student animal physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths. Animal rehabilitation practitioners. Veterinary Surgeons. Veterinary nurses/technicians
This is a CPD (continued professional development) designed to enhance previous qualification. It is not a stand alone course to qualify you in animal rehabilitation.
Animal Rehabilitation professionals who want to feel more confident treating cats, rabbits and other species they may come across

The course is currently at a reduced rate of £75 for 6.5 hours of online learning and is accredited by IRVAP.

To book your place, please click on the link below:

"Donna's CPD"


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