Practical physiotherapy for veterinary surgeons and nurses

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Two days

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions

Course Outline

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This course last ran 28 Mar 2019, we may be releasing new dates soon, please contact us for further information.

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Very useful course and covered much more detail than I was expecting in the time provided.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Review of canine anatomy
  • Common musculoskeletal conditions
  • What is physiotherapy? Indications/contraindications
  • Manual therapies
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Physical modalities (laser, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS, etc.)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Making a plan – practical cases
About this course

Are you aware of the benefits physiotherapy can offer to your surgical patients in the postoperative period? Do you want to understand the different types of rehabilitation techniques that are available for your patients? Would you like to broaden the services you can offer to your clients?

In this two-day course, you will learn the principles of physiotherapy, the different techniques and modalities that can be used in small animals as well as the indications and contraindications of these therapies. We will cover physiotherapeutic modalities such as manual therapies, physical modalities (including laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, TENS) and hydrotherapy.

Why do this course?
Lectures and practical exercises will help you plan postoperative physiotherapy as well as develop rehabilitation plans for nonsurgical conditions.


Emily Cowderoy, BSc PgdDVetPhysio VN
Veterinary Physiotherapist
The Royal Veterinary College

Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery
Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera, Valencia

Helen Webb, RVN
Senior Veterinary Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College