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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma + L3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy - Part 1

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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma + L3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy - Part 1

Key Points

  • Study the advanced methods used by Veterinary Physiotherapists and Animal Hydrotherapists
  • Learn about a range of advanced therapy methods for small animals in and out of the water
  • Gain 6 days of practical hydrotherapy training, and 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Gain 800 hours of experience with animals in Veterinary Physiotherapy practices
  • Discover in-depth knowledge on animal rehabilitation and various therapies and treatments

About your Course  

The Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is a combined course resulting in a degree-level qualification. This course will enable you to become a qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist, working with animal patients in and out of the water. 
 
This course contains two qualifications, available to study in three parts. 
  • Part 1 includes Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage (Not included in this payment)
 
You must complete all parts (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) to obtain a certificate and become qualified in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy.
 
This course is for learners aged 18 and over. Learners are required to complete 6 days of practical canine hydrotherapy training at a Hydrotherapy centre. Learners must be able to access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice, along with completing 25 days of practical physiotherapy training and assessment at The Canine Fitness Centre. A range of practical dates are available.
 
Following completion of this qualification, learners can join the membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT).

    
 

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For more information about Part 2, click here. For more information about Part 3, click here.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
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Part 1: 

An Introduction to Hydrotherapy

  • This unit provides background information about small animal hydrotherapy. Gain an understanding of the properties of water, types of equipment used in hydrotherapy and the intended outcomes of hydrotherapy.

Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals 

  • The unit introduces the subjects of anatomy and physiology – this is essential for successful hydrotherapy sessions and achieving the desired outcome.

Gait Analysis and Biomechanics

  • This unit studies gait patterns and relevant terminology, as well as posture and muscle contractions relevant to hydrotherapy treatment.

Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions 

  • This unit explores the conditions that are commonly presented for hydrotherapy. This includes medical, orthopaedic, and neurological conditions.

Introduction to Small Animal Massage 

  • Explore the benefits of small animal massage and the techniques used in small animal massage. Learn about the various forms of massage and the benefits of massage on common injuries.

Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance 

  • Learn about water testing and how to interpret results from water tests.

Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy 

  • This unit explores the practical application of hydrotherapy from the initial assessment to preparation of the patient, to hydrotherapy treatment and aftercare.

Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques

  • Learn about the practical application of advanced aquatic treadmill techniques and how to adjust hydrotherapy treatment and review patient performance.

Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy 

  • This practical unit is all about the aquatic treadmill and how to create treadmill sessions for patients.

Professional Practice Management 

  • Learn about the importance of CPD, professional conduct within the workplace, roles and responsibilities within a hydrotherapy centre and administration carried out in an animal hydrotherapy centre.

Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy 

  • This unit studies the veterinary referral process. It also explores the subject of health checking small animals. Learn about the various professional team members that are involved in assessing patients suitability for hydrotherapy and the patients subsequent treatment.

Small Animal Behaviour

  • Gain an understanding of small animal behaviour in relation to hydrotherapy. Learn about safe handling and how to understand body language in small animals.

Small Animal First Aid 

  • This unit examines the aims of first aid, the different types of emergencies that the student may come across in a hydrotherapy centre, and the practical application of first aid techniques.

Tissue Healing Process 

  • This unit explores the tissue healing process, including factors that may affect this process, types of pain, and timing of hydrotherapy treatment.

Advanced Pool and Treadmill Techniques

  • This unit focuses on conducting hydrotherapy sessions using advanced pool and treadmill techniques. 

Business Management in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

  • Learners will develop knowledge of how to establish a hydrotherapy company. They will explore the importance of branding and marketing and learn how to manage hydrotherapy business accounts.

Canine Nutrition

  • This unit looks at the role of nutrients for canines and how they support bodily functions. Learners will study the structure and function of the canine digestive system and understand what nutritional benefits the canine diet provides.

Conditions and Surgical Procedures in Small Animals

  • Learners will explore orthopaedic and neurological conditions that benefit from hydrotherapy treatment. Learners will investigate how to manage small animals with these conditions.

Feline Behaviour, Nutrition and Handling

  • This unit examines feline behaviour and how to handle felines safely in a hydrotherapy setting.

Higher Anatomy and Physiology

  • Learners will explore in detail the muscles and joints and their role within the skeletal system. Learners will become familiar with the anatomical terminology used in referrals.

Introduction to Canine Laser Therapy

  • This unit looks at canine laser therapy and the different types of class IV laser equipment. Learners will explore the different types of wavelengths and their importance in laser therapy. They will also learn about the various conditions in small animals that will benefit from laser therapy and understand the health and safety responsibilities of a Laser Therapist.

Introduction to Small Animal Physiotherapy

  • This unit covers the structure and function of the canine musculoskeletal system. Learners will look at common orthopaedic conditions, the range of equipment required, and the professional duties of an Animal Physiotherapist.

Land-Based Exercise for Small Animals

  • Learners will study the importance of clinical reasoning of land-based manual exercise. Learners will also investigate the risk and contraindications of land-based therapy. And will discover the reasons for integration and transfer of land-to-water based therapy.

Pool and Treadmill Operations and Water Management

  • Learners will develop the knowledge to maintain hydrotherapy pools and treadmills effectively. And will uncover the potential risk and hazards of inadequate maintenance of hydrotherapy pools. 

Practical Skills in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

  • Learners will study a range of practical skills required in small animal hydrotherapy. Learners will have the opportunity to design and evaluate plans and programmes for hydrotherapy and treadmill treatment plans. 

Professional Practice in a Hydrotherapy Centre

  • This unit looks at what kind of duty of care is required to run a hydrotherapy centre. Learners will study the implications health and disease have in a hydrotherapy centre and the importance of accurate record keeping.

Small Animal Massage Therapy

  • This unit explores what small animal massage entails and the impact on the anatomical structures of small animals. Learners will have the opportunity to examine the different types of small animal massage techniques and understand the benefits of certain conditions experienced by small animals.

Stress and Small Animal Hydrotherapy

  • In this unit, learners will understand how to reduce stress during a hydrotherapy session and understand the safe handling techniques for small animals.
 
For more information about Part 2, click here. For more information about Part 3, click here.
 
The minimum age to access this qualification is 18. Learners must be able to access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice and attend practical training and assessment.
 

Students are required to have good physical mobility as the practical placement involves the following activities:

  • Handling a variety of dogs with varying mobility.
  • The ability to handle the dog at their level (knelt).
  • Moving around the dog to accommodate their body language and behaviour.
  • Strength, stability, and balance when working with a patient in the confinement of an aquatic treadmill.
  • Suitable mobility to get in an above-ground pool and walk through a 1 metre water level under the resistance and hydrostatic pressure of a heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • If attending an advanced treadmill course, students must be able to stand, bend over and kneel in the treadmill and deliver the techniques for a variety of breeds.
  • Suitable fitness to perform 40 hours or practical training.

When studying the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy you will be asked to show your knowledge and provide evidence of your studies.

Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Students will be assessed on their portfolio of evidence which includes practical assessments taken throughout the qualification.

Your written online assessments will be marked by a subject specialist tutor, with vast experience of delivery and Veterinary Therapies.

Part 1: Small Animal Hydrotherapy
You will be required to submit a portfolio of evidence and 6 days of practical training and assessments at a Woozelbears Canine Hydrotherapy training centre.

 

When are you assessed? 
As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments. 

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

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Following completion of this qualification, learners can join the membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT).
 
 
    
  
This course includes two qualifications, split into three parts.
Qualification 1: Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
 
Part 1: Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • 6 days of practical training at a canine hydrotherapy centre 
  • Study theoretical principles of small animal hydrotherapy
  • Focus on aquatic treadmill therapy and advanced treadmill techniques
  • Includes 6 days of practical hydrotherapy training with a team of experienced vets and Hydrotherapists at a well-established canine hydrotherapy training company
  • Conduct gait analysis and review an animal patient’s performance
  • Learn canine and feline behaviour and first aid
  • Study advanced pool and treadmill techniques
  • Learn canine and feline nutrition and handling
  • Discover laser therapy and higher anatomy and physiology
  • Learn pool and treadmill operations and water management
  • Study business management in small hydrotherapy
 
After successful completion, students will be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. 

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy, learners must achieve the 502 credits from the 65 units in parts 1, 2, and 3.

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.

Career

This qualification is designed for those who want to be able to practice Veterinary Physiotherapy with Small Animal Hydrotherapy or for those who wish to start their own small animal business as a qualified Animal Physiotherapist.

Register as a qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapist with IAAT and CHA
Students who have completed the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, can apply for a membership at the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT).

          

Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma + L3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy - Part 1

Key Points

  • Study the advanced methods used by Veterinary Physiotherapists and Animal Hydrotherapists
  • Learn about a range of advanced therapy methods for small animals in and out of the water
  • Gain 6 days of practical hydrotherapy training, and 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Gain 800 hours of experience with animals in Veterinary Physiotherapy practices
  • Discover in-depth knowledge on animal rehabilitation and various therapies and treatments

About your Course  

The Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is a combined course resulting in a degree-level qualification. This course will enable you to become a qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist, working with animal patients in and out of the water. 
 
This course contains two qualifications, available to study in three parts. 
  • Part 1 includes Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage (Not included in this payment)
 
You must complete all parts (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) to obtain a certificate and become qualified in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy.
 
This course is for learners aged 18 and over. Learners are required to complete 6 days of practical canine hydrotherapy training at a Hydrotherapy centre. Learners must be able to access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice, along with completing 25 days of practical physiotherapy training and assessment at The Canine Fitness Centre. A range of practical dates are available.
 
Following completion of this qualification, learners can join the membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT).