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Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) Level 3 Award

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Overview

  • Learn about gait and biomechanics
  • Evaluate canine posture and identify adaptations
  • Learn how to use advanced treadmill techniques to improve gait and posture for a variety of dogs
  • Gain membership with the CHA and IRVAP (ICH)
  • Build on your existing hydrotherapy skillset

 

About your Course

This course is suitable for individuals who are already qualified to work with small animals and who have already completed a lower-level aquatic treadmill therapy course. Students must have completed the level 3 hydrotherapy certificate and aquatic treadmill therapy course.

With this level 3 award in advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course, you will build on your existing knowledge to provide the next level of support for the animals in your care.

Through conducting gait analysis, identify abnormal posture and knowing what action to take can dramatically improve the welfare and quality of life of the animals you treat.

The course will also cover how to review patient performance, so you can accurately monitor their progress during treatment, and how to use advanced aquatic treadmill techniques during therapy.

This course includes a practical day within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to use aquatic treadmill equipment on a variety of patients. You can choose to attend either our Oxford, Chepstow, Bath or Aberdeen centres for your practical training. The centres offer state of the art equipment including gait analysis and underwater treadmills and hydrotherapy pools.

You will be required to get in and out of the aquatic treadmill some techniques require you to be knelt and sat in the water with the dog. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to expand your service offering to include advanced aquatic treadmill therapy techniques.

Getting Started

This Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals is suitable for individuals already trained and working within small animal care.

This blended course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to competently provide advanced aquatic treadmill therapy to your clients.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study your theory online you are the one taking charge of your education. Your practical day of training can be scheduled when is convenient from a range of available dates ensuring you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

 

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to conduct gait analysis.
  • Understand the equipment used for advanced aquatic TM techniques.
  • Be able to apply advanced aquatic TM techniques.
  • Be able to review patient performance.

Unit 2: Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology used in hydrotherapy.
  • Understand gait patterns.
  • Evaluate normal and abnormal postures.
  • Understand the process of a muscle contraction.

Requirements

Learners will have completed an industry-recognised Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, without Aquatic Units within the completed qualification. They will also have completed the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals.

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

You will be required to get in and out of the hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Total study time for this course is 60 hours.

 

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (Qualification Number: 603/4563/9).

This course is approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Hear from our past Students

  • Learn about gait and biomechanics
  • Evaluate canine posture and identify adaptations
  • Learn how to use advanced treadmill techniques to improve gait and posture for a variety of dogs
  • Gain membership with the CHA and IRVAP (ICH)
  • Build on your existing hydrotherapy skillset

 

About your Course

This course is suitable for individuals who are already qualified to work with small animals and who have already completed a lower-level aquatic treadmill therapy course. Students must have completed the level 3 hydrotherapy certificate and aquatic treadmill therapy course.

With this level 3 award in advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course, you will build on your existing knowledge to provide the next level of support for the animals in your care.

Through conducting gait analysis, identify abnormal posture and knowing what action to take can dramatically improve the welfare and quality of life of the animals you treat.

The course will also cover how to review patient performance, so you can accurately monitor their progress during treatment, and how to use advanced aquatic treadmill techniques during therapy.

This course includes a practical day within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to use aquatic treadmill equipment on a variety of patients. You can choose to attend either our Oxford, Chepstow, Bath or Aberdeen centres for your practical training. The centres offer state of the art equipment including gait analysis and underwater treadmills and hydrotherapy pools.

You will be required to get in and out of the aquatic treadmill some techniques require you to be knelt and sat in the water with the dog. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to expand your service offering to include advanced aquatic treadmill therapy techniques.

Getting Started

This Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals is suitable for individuals already trained and working within small animal care.

This blended course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to competently provide advanced aquatic treadmill therapy to your clients.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study your theory online you are the one taking charge of your education. Your practical day of training can be scheduled when is convenient from a range of available dates ensuring you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

 

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to conduct gait analysis.
  • Understand the equipment used for advanced aquatic TM techniques.
  • Be able to apply advanced aquatic TM techniques.
  • Be able to review patient performance.

Unit 2: Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology used in hydrotherapy.
  • Understand gait patterns.
  • Evaluate normal and abnormal postures.
  • Understand the process of a muscle contraction.

Requirements

Learners will have completed an industry-recognised Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, without Aquatic Units within the completed qualification. They will also have completed the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals.

The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

You will be required to get in and out of the hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Total study time for this course is 60 hours.

 

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (Qualification Number: 603/4563/9).

This course is approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Hear from our past Students

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