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  • 326 guided learning hours

Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Physiotherapists) RQF

Key Points

  • Study the benefits and techniques of hydrotherapy
  • Contribute to your continued professional development
  • Gain a recognised RQF qualification approved by the CHA
  • Gain membership with IAAT & CHA
  • Benefit from a 6-day practical placement available at a range of locations in the UK & the USA
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

About your Diploma

This Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Physiotherapists) has been specifically designed as a top-up qualification suitable for Animal Physiotherapy Professionals who wish to complement their training and contribute to their continued professional development.

Hydrotherapy supports healing and provides pain relief for several conditions through physiotherapy in dedicated pools where the water pressure and temperature can be carefully monitored.

This Ofqual regulated qualification includes 6 days of practical experience looking at aquatic treadmill therapy using advanced treadmill techniques and gait analysis. You can choose a location to suit you from several approved Hydrotherapy training centres.

The units of this qualification have been carefully put together with the guidance of industry professionals to make sure that it is ideally suited for Physiotherapy Professionals.

Starting your Career

This online qualification will enable you to provide hydrotherapy to small animals safely which will enhance your employment prospects within the Veterinary Physiotherapy sector. Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to seek employment in a specialist role within a wider practice setting.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to progress with your learning at the ideal time for you. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away. 

You will need to provide evidence of your Physiotherapy qualifications in order to enrol on this qualification. You will also need to be a confident swimmer who’s in good physical condition. 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.

You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions if necessary.

Learning is delivered across 11 units:

  • An Introduction to Hydrotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions
  • Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance
  • Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy
  • Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques
  • Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy
  • Professional Practice Management
  • Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy
  • Small Animal Behaviour
  • Small Animal First Aid
  • Tissue Healing Process

Unit 1: An Introduction to Hydrotherapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what hydrotherapy is
  • Understand the properties of water
  • Know the equipment used in hydrotherapy
  • Understand the intended outcomes of hydrotherapy
  • Understand the health and safety requirements in a hydrotherapy centre
  • Understand legislation about hydrotherapy

Unit 2: Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand orthopaedic conditions
  • Understand medical conditions
  • Understand neurological conditions
  • Understand how to manage conditions presented for hydrotherapy
  • Understand how hydrotherapy improves the condition and fitness of small animals

Unit 3: Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the maintenance of hydrotherapy equipment
  • Understand how to administer water chemicals
  • Understand how to evaluate water test results

Unit 4: Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess patients prior to treatment
  • Be able to prepare the environment for hydrotherapy treatment
  • Be able to prepare patients for hydrotherapy treatment
  • Be able to conduct hydrotherapy pool sessions
  • Be able to complete aftercare processes following hydrotherapy treatment
  • Be able to communicate feedback to members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT)

Unit 5: Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to conduct a 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 6: Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Understand the factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill
  • Understand patient suitability for the aquatic treadmill
  • Be able to create treadmill sessions for patients

Unit 7: Professional Practice Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of continual professional development
  • Understand professional conduct within a hydrotherapy centre
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff within a hydrotherapy centre
  • Understand hydrotherapy centre administration

Unit 8: Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of veterinary referral
  • Understand how to health check small animals
  • Know the members of the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Understand how to assess the suitability of patients for hydrotherapy

Unit 9: Small Animal Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand small animal behaviour concerning safe handling for hydrotherapy
  • Understand small animal body language

Unit 10: Small Animal First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the primary aims of first aid
  • Understand how to manage different types of emergencies
  • Be able to apply first aid to small animals

Unit 11: Tissue Healing Process

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the tissue healing processes
  • Understand the factors affecting tissue healing
  • Understand pain and its effect on hydrotherapy treatment planning
  • Understand the timing of hydrotherapy in relation to tissue healing

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and a practical assessment. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria. 

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed your portfolio of evidence and the practical assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Physiotherapists) RQF

Key Points

  • Study the benefits and techniques of hydrotherapy
  • Contribute to your continued professional development
  • Gain a recognised RQF qualification approved by the CHA
  • Gain membership with IAAT & CHA
  • Benefit from a 6-day practical placement available at a range of locations in the UK & the USA
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Benefit from flexible online learning

About your Diploma

This Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (Top up for Veterinary Physiotherapists) has been specifically designed as a top-up qualification suitable for Animal Physiotherapy Professionals who wish to complement their training and contribute to their continued professional development.

Hydrotherapy supports healing and provides pain relief for several conditions through physiotherapy in dedicated pools where the water pressure and temperature can be carefully monitored.

This Ofqual regulated qualification includes 6 days of practical experience looking at aquatic treadmill therapy using advanced treadmill techniques and gait analysis. You can choose a location to suit you from several approved Hydrotherapy training centres.

The units of this qualification have been carefully put together with the guidance of industry professionals to make sure that it is ideally suited for Physiotherapy Professionals.

Starting your Career

This online qualification will enable you to provide hydrotherapy to small animals safely which will enhance your employment prospects within the Veterinary Physiotherapy sector. Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to seek employment in a specialist role within a wider practice setting.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. Our online courses give you the flexibility to progress with your learning at the ideal time for you. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away. 

Animal Care and Veterinary Science
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Learning is delivered across 11 units:

  • An Introduction to Hydrotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions
  • Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance
  • Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy
  • Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques
  • Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy
  • Professional Practice Management
  • Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy
  • Small Animal Behaviour
  • Small Animal First Aid
  • Tissue Healing Process

Unit 1: An Introduction to Hydrotherapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what hydrotherapy is
  • Understand the properties of water
  • Know the equipment used in hydrotherapy
  • Understand the intended outcomes of hydrotherapy
  • Understand the health and safety requirements in a hydrotherapy centre
  • Understand legislation about hydrotherapy

Unit 2: Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand orthopaedic conditions
  • Understand medical conditions
  • Understand neurological conditions
  • Understand how to manage conditions presented for hydrotherapy
  • Understand how hydrotherapy improves the condition and fitness of small animals

Unit 3: Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the maintenance of hydrotherapy equipment
  • Understand how to administer water chemicals
  • Understand how to evaluate water test results

Unit 4: Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to assess patients prior to treatment
  • Be able to prepare the environment for hydrotherapy treatment
  • Be able to prepare patients for hydrotherapy treatment
  • Be able to conduct hydrotherapy pool sessions
  • Be able to complete aftercare processes following hydrotherapy treatment
  • Be able to communicate feedback to members of the multidisciplinary team (MDT)

Unit 5: Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to conduct a 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 6: Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Understand the factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill
  • Understand patient suitability for the aquatic treadmill
  • Be able to create treadmill sessions for patients

Unit 7: Professional Practice Management

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of continual professional development
  • Understand professional conduct within a hydrotherapy centre
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff within a hydrotherapy centre
  • Understand hydrotherapy centre administration

Unit 8: Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the importance of veterinary referral
  • Understand how to health check small animals
  • Know the members of the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Understand how to assess the suitability of patients for hydrotherapy

Unit 9: Small Animal Behaviour

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand small animal behaviour concerning safe handling for hydrotherapy
  • Understand small animal body language

Unit 10: Small Animal First Aid

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the primary aims of first aid
  • Understand how to manage different types of emergencies
  • Be able to apply first aid to small animals

Unit 11: Tissue Healing Process

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the tissue healing processes
  • Understand the factors affecting tissue healing
  • Understand pain and its effect on hydrotherapy treatment planning
  • Understand the timing of hydrotherapy in relation to tissue healing

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and a practical assessment. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria. 

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed your portfolio of evidence and the practical assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

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