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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma + L3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy - Part 2

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Small Animal Hydrotherapist and a Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Gain skills, knowledge and practical training required to treat animals both in the water and on land
  • Gain 6 days of practical hydrotherapy training
  • Complete 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice
  • Gain two recognised Ofqual regulated qualifications
 

About your Diploma

This course combines the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. This course provides the knowledge and practical training required to treat animals both in the water and on land as a qualified Animal Hydrotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist.
 
This course contains two qualifications, split into three parts. 
  • Part 1 includes Small Animal Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. 
  • 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.

 

For more information about Part 1, click here. For more information about Part 3, click here.

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy + Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy - Part 2

Qualification

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).

Students must complete all three parts (part 1, 2 &3) and 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training to receive their certificate and qualification.

Requirements for Entry

The minimum age to access this qualification is 18. Students must access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice, along with 25 days of practical physiotherapy training and 6 days of Hydrotherapy training. A variety of practical dates are available.
 
Students must have good physical health and mobility and be able to do the following during their 6 days of Hydrotherapy training and practical placement: 
  • Handling a variety of animals of all shapes and sizes, whilst kneeling.
  • Accommodate your position to suit the body language and behaviour of the animal.
  • Provide strength, stability, and balance.
  • Comfortable with the confinement of an aquatic treadmill.
  • Able to move around an above-ground pool
  • Walkthrough a 1metre water level under the resistance and hydrostatic pressure of a heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • Suitable fitness to perform 40 hours of practical training.
  • Professional Membership
 
Students who have completed this qualification can apply for a membership at the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

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.

 

Part 2:

Advanced Gait Assessment
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with conducting gait analysis and recognising normal and abnormal gait patterns
  • Be able to attribute these findings to a patient problem using clinical reasoning
  • Be able to recognise abnormalities in gait which may form as a result of compensations
 
Advanced Massage Techniques
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have developed your palpation skills, and be able to apply these skills to manual techniques
  • Be able to use palpation skills to assess a patient before application of massage
  • Be able to evaluate the response to massage techniques, including passive range of motion
  • Have developed your knowledge of stretching techniques and joint mobilisations
 
Advanced Canine Nutrition
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to analyse the composition and calorific content of commercial and home-cooked canine diets
  • Understand the prevalence and effects of obesity
  • Know what methods are available for weight reduction and how to assist owners with this
  • Understand the nutritional requirements of a hospitalised patient
  • Understand how diet and health can affect the performance of the canine athlete
 
Analysis of Sporting Activities
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the common sports that dogs participate in within the UK
  • Have investigated the importance of conditioning
  • Know which injuries affect dogs participating in various sports
  • Understand the principles behind rehabilitating sporting dogs
 
Application of Electrophysical Agents
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to clinically reason which patients would benefit from the following electrophysical agents: thermal therapies, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation and pulsed magnetic therapies
  • Be able to demonstrate the safe application of these therapies
  • Know what contraindications there are for each one
  • Know which precautions to take when considering the application
 
Business Management for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have developed your business skills by developing your knowledge about web platforms and social media
  • Understand VAT and the VAT registration process
  • Understand how to develop the business using strategizing
  • Understand how to increase business profits
  • Understand methods for expansion
  • Know how to cope when running a business in the face of adversity
 
Customer Service for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to deliver excellent customer service during the application of your physiotherapy service
  • Be able to develop the right environment for the patient and owner
  • Know the importance of communication skills and maintaining professionalism
  • Know how to deal with complaints
 
Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for the Canine Athlete
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to assess a canine athlete
  • Know how to create treatment goals based on these assessment findings
  • Know how to clinically reason treatment techniques that should be selected to form a treatment plan based on these findings
  • Be able to evaluate the sporting dog’s response to treatment
  • Know how to prepare them to return to function
  • Know how best to prevent re-injury in these patients
 
Injury and Tissue Repair
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the effects of damage to the musculoskeletal system caused by injury at a cellular, tissue and gross level
  • Understand the tissue response to injury by the process of inflammation, regeneration and repair
  • Know how physiotherapy techniques can be applied to specific conditions to facilitate recovery
 
Lifelong Learning Skills and Understanding
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the importance of lifelong learning and the benefits it can provide to the individual, and also to the animal rehabilitation industry
  • Have developed methods of adopting lifelong learning
  • Have developed your understanding skills to better succeed in your career and to improve animal welfare
 
Mechanical Locomotion and Kinesiology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the principles of biomechanics and how this relates this to the functions of the MSK
  • Be familiar with the biomechanics of locomotion, described by kinetics and kinematics
  • Have examined the application of kinesiology in methods of rehabilitation and in conditioning
 
Multidisciplinary Teamworking
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how a Multidisciplinary Teamwork (MDT) approach can benefit professionals and clients in veterinary care and sport medicine
  • Have developed an understanding of the MDT approach and how this approach has changed human health care
  • Understand the different roles in veterinary care and sport medicine 
 
Practical Application of Strength and Conditioning Exercises
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have investigated the benefits of strength and conditioning exercises and their use
  • Know which specific exercises can be used for strength and conditioning, their benefits, and the application
  • Understand at what level to start an exercise program, and how to develop the patient based on their response
  • Understand the contraindications for strength and conditioning and the precautions to be aware of when undertaking these exercises
 
Principles of Electrophysical Agents
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the physical principles behind, patients benefit of, and indications for the following electrical therapies: thermal therapies, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation including NMES and TENS, pulsed magnetic field therapy and shockwave therapy
 
Principles of Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how the musculoskeletal system responds to strength and conditioning, at a cellular and a gross level
  • Know how the different types of strength and conditioning training can have different effects on the tissues
  • Know how other body systems responds to strength and conditioning including the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and haematological and biochemical systems
 
Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how the ageing process affects the cells, organs, musculoskeletal system, and other body systems
  • Have investigated the ways in which diet and exercise can affect the ageing process
  • Understand which neurological and orthopaedic conditions commonly affect the geriatric patient
  • Know how to assess, clinically reason treatment techniques and adapt for an exercise programme to suit the geriatric patient
 
Research Methodology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have explored choices of methodology based on research questions
  • Understand what methods are most suitable for different research questions and how to apply such methods in practice
 
Small Animal Welfare
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to assess the welfare needs of small animals particularly dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Be able to monitor the health needs and care for dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Understand the impact of stress and animal behaviour on animal welfare
 
Tissue Response to Exercise and Training
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have studied the changes in specific tissues following a period of immobilisation following injury and then remobilisation during rehabilitation
  • Have learned about the effects on tissue of specific conditions and their rehabilitation
  • Examined tissue response to both strength and endurance training
 
For more information about Part 1, click here. For more information about Part 3, click here.

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and several practical assessments. 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 across all parts (1,2 & 3) you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualifications.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
86.8%
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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma + L3 Small Animal Hydrotherapy - Part 2

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Small Animal Hydrotherapist and a Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Gain skills, knowledge and practical training required to treat animals both in the water and on land
  • Gain 6 days of practical hydrotherapy training
  • Complete 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice
  • Gain two recognised Ofqual regulated qualifications
 

About your Diploma

This course combines the Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. This course provides the knowledge and practical training required to treat animals both in the water and on land as a qualified Animal Hydrotherapist and Veterinary Physiotherapist.
 
This course contains two qualifications, split into three parts. 
  • Part 1 includes Small Animal Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. 
  • 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.

 

For more information about Part 1, click here. For more information about Part 3, click here.

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

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy + Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy - Part 2

Qualification

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).

Students must complete all three parts (part 1, 2 &3) and 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training to receive their certificate and qualification.

Requirements for Entry

The minimum age to access this qualification is 18. Students must access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice, along with 25 days of practical physiotherapy training and 6 days of Hydrotherapy training. A variety of practical dates are available.
 
Students must have good physical health and mobility and be able to do the following during their 6 days of Hydrotherapy training and practical placement: 
  • Handling a variety of animals of all shapes and sizes, whilst kneeling.
  • Accommodate your position to suit the body language and behaviour of the animal.
  • Provide strength, stability, and balance.
  • Comfortable with the confinement of an aquatic treadmill.
  • Able to move around an above-ground pool
  • Walkthrough a 1metre water level under the resistance and hydrostatic pressure of a heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • Suitable fitness to perform 40 hours of practical training.
  • Professional Membership
 
Students who have completed this qualification can apply for a membership at the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT)

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

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.

 

Part 2:

Advanced Gait Assessment
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with conducting gait analysis and recognising normal and abnormal gait patterns
  • Be able to attribute these findings to a patient problem using clinical reasoning
  • Be able to recognise abnormalities in gait which may form as a result of compensations
 
Advanced Massage Techniques
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have developed your palpation skills, and be able to apply these skills to manual techniques
  • Be able to use palpation skills to assess a patient before application of massage
  • Be able to evaluate the response to massage techniques, including passive range of motion
  • Have developed your knowledge of stretching techniques and joint mobilisations
 
Advanced Canine Nutrition
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to analyse the composition and calorific content of commercial and home-cooked canine diets
  • Understand the prevalence and effects of obesity
  • Know what methods are available for weight reduction and how to assist owners with this
  • Understand the nutritional requirements of a hospitalised patient
  • Understand how diet and health can affect the performance of the canine athlete
 
Analysis of Sporting Activities
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the common sports that dogs participate in within the UK
  • Have investigated the importance of conditioning
  • Know which injuries affect dogs participating in various sports
  • Understand the principles behind rehabilitating sporting dogs
 
Application of Electrophysical Agents
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to clinically reason which patients would benefit from the following electrophysical agents: thermal therapies, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation and pulsed magnetic therapies
  • Be able to demonstrate the safe application of these therapies
  • Know what contraindications there are for each one
  • Know which precautions to take when considering the application
 
Business Management for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have developed your business skills by developing your knowledge about web platforms and social media
  • Understand VAT and the VAT registration process
  • Understand how to develop the business using strategizing
  • Understand how to increase business profits
  • Understand methods for expansion
  • Know how to cope when running a business in the face of adversity
 
Customer Service for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be able to deliver excellent customer service during the application of your physiotherapy service
  • Be able to develop the right environment for the patient and owner
  • Know the importance of communication skills and maintaining professionalism
  • Know how to deal with complaints
 
Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for the Canine Athlete
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to assess a canine athlete
  • Know how to create treatment goals based on these assessment findings
  • Know how to clinically reason treatment techniques that should be selected to form a treatment plan based on these findings
  • Be able to evaluate the sporting dog’s response to treatment
  • Know how to prepare them to return to function
  • Know how best to prevent re-injury in these patients
 
Injury and Tissue Repair
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the effects of damage to the musculoskeletal system caused by injury at a cellular, tissue and gross level
  • Understand the tissue response to injury by the process of inflammation, regeneration and repair
  • Know how physiotherapy techniques can be applied to specific conditions to facilitate recovery
 
Lifelong Learning Skills and Understanding
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the importance of lifelong learning and the benefits it can provide to the individual, and also to the animal rehabilitation industry
  • Have developed methods of adopting lifelong learning
  • Have developed your understanding skills to better succeed in your career and to improve animal welfare
 
Mechanical Locomotion and Kinesiology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the principles of biomechanics and how this relates this to the functions of the MSK
  • Be familiar with the biomechanics of locomotion, described by kinetics and kinematics
  • Have examined the application of kinesiology in methods of rehabilitation and in conditioning
 
Multidisciplinary Teamworking
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how a Multidisciplinary Teamwork (MDT) approach can benefit professionals and clients in veterinary care and sport medicine
  • Have developed an understanding of the MDT approach and how this approach has changed human health care
  • Understand the different roles in veterinary care and sport medicine 
 
Practical Application of Strength and Conditioning Exercises
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have investigated the benefits of strength and conditioning exercises and their use
  • Know which specific exercises can be used for strength and conditioning, their benefits, and the application
  • Understand at what level to start an exercise program, and how to develop the patient based on their response
  • Understand the contraindications for strength and conditioning and the precautions to be aware of when undertaking these exercises
 
Principles of Electrophysical Agents
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the physical principles behind, patients benefit of, and indications for the following electrical therapies: thermal therapies, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation including NMES and TENS, pulsed magnetic field therapy and shockwave therapy
 
Principles of Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how the musculoskeletal system responds to strength and conditioning, at a cellular and a gross level
  • Know how the different types of strength and conditioning training can have different effects on the tissues
  • Know how other body systems responds to strength and conditioning including the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and haematological and biochemical systems
 
Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand how the ageing process affects the cells, organs, musculoskeletal system, and other body systems
  • Have investigated the ways in which diet and exercise can affect the ageing process
  • Understand which neurological and orthopaedic conditions commonly affect the geriatric patient
  • Know how to assess, clinically reason treatment techniques and adapt for an exercise programme to suit the geriatric patient
 
Research Methodology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have explored choices of methodology based on research questions
  • Understand what methods are most suitable for different research questions and how to apply such methods in practice
 
Small Animal Welfare
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to assess the welfare needs of small animals particularly dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Be able to monitor the health needs and care for dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Understand the impact of stress and animal behaviour on animal welfare
 
Tissue Response to Exercise and Training
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have studied the changes in specific tissues following a period of immobilisation following injury and then remobilisation during rehabilitation
  • Have learned about the effects on tissue of specific conditions and their rehabilitation
  • Examined tissue response to both strength and endurance training
 
For more information about Part 1, click here. For more information about Part 3, click here.

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and several practical assessments. 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 across all parts (1,2 & 3) you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualifications.

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