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Animal Physiotherapy Course


  • CPD Accredited Course – Recognised Learning

  • Tutor Support and Exam Fees included

  • Learn on any device – Desktop, Laptop, Tablets and Smart Phones


Course Overview

The online Animal Physiotherapy Course will provide learners with a good insight into physiotherapy related practices for animals, specifically related to animal physical therapy whether for own pets or other animals. This course will discuss the key skills related to animal physical therapy, introducing the topic while further discussing physiotherapy, assessment and more. This course will provide a great insight into working with animals using practical examples throughout the course. Whether working in this field already, you want to get started working with animals, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Animal Physiotherapy Course is split into the following modules:

  • Overview
  • ~ What physiotherapy does
    ~ What this course wants to achieve
    ~ Becoming a team player and a contributor
    ~ The situations where physiotherapy is the wrong choice

  • Understanding Pet Physiotherapy
  • ~ Reasons for doing physiotherapy
    ~ Hydrotherapeutic treatments
    ~ Laser treatments
    ~ Electrotherapeutic treatments
    ~ Cryotherapy or cold therapy
    ~ Ultra-sound treatments
    ~ Exercise therapy
    ~ Therapeutic acupunctures
    ~ Therapeutic massages

  • The Intricacies of Physiotherapeutic Treatments
  • ~ Introductory remarks
    ~ A description of joint motion and its implications
    ~ The work and problems of the forelimb
    ~ The work and problems of the hind limb
    ~ Understanding what the spine is
    ~ Notes on body muscles, tendons and ligaments
    ~ Why and how your dog palpitates

  • How the Assessment Process Works for the Pet
  • ~ How physical therapy is meant to work
    ~ Paying attention to safety issues
    ~ Knowing when and how an animal is in pain
    ~ A rundown of common issues faced by pets and their owners
    ~ Arthritic pain and disintegration
    ~ Slow starts after some rest
    ~ Issues with the elbow function
    ~ Hips that are either sore or dysfunctional
    ~ Wobbly and wonky knees
    ~ The proverbial neck and spine pain
    ~ Issues associated with getting older

  • How to Get the Physiotherapists to Treat your Beloved Pet
  • ~ Introduction to massage therapy
    ~Power of stroking
    ~ Using effleurage effectively
    ~ How to use kneading
    ~ The use of percussion
    ~ How friction can help
    ~ The intricacy of passive movement
    ~ Introduction to the science of joint movement
    ~ Basics of extension as well as flexion
    ~ Overview of therapeutic exercises
    ~ How you can strengthen your pet
    ~ How to help your pet achieve flexibility

  • Assistive Devices
  • ~ How assistive devices work
    ~ The use of nutritional supplements
    ~ Getting easy and long lasting relief from discomfort or pain
    ~ How you can work with veterinary specialists

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Animal Physiotherapy Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Animal Physiotherapy Course. This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Animal Physiotherapy Course.

Course Duration

The online Animal Physiotherapy Course requires 70 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Animal Physiotherapy Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

course-compatibility-400Our Animal Physiotherapy Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Animal Physiotherapy Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


Once the course has successfully been completed learners will be awarded with a CPD Certificate of Achievement Award from us.
The course has been accredited and recognised to meet CPD guidelines.

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Your certificate will display the universally recognised CPD logo as proof of your knowledge and competencies gained from taking this course.

The CPD certificate is recognised by major employers, education establishments and institutions in the UK and Internationally. Taking the course will demonstrate your professional commitment, as it clearly demonstrates your potential to employers and the value that you can bring to an organisation. It shows that you are serious about your chosen career sector and it can be that crucial step in helping you to gain a new job or promotion.

What is CPD?
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development.

Recognised nationally by employers, professional organisations and academic intuitions a CPD course is a valuable certificate to achieve.

CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning, a skill that is invaluable to all people in society. Employers from both the public and private sectors, as well as academic intuitions across the UK and internationally recognise Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

CPD is a great way for individuals to gain new skills, improve their job prospects, gain greater job satisfaction and also help to secure a promotion.

The courses available through us conform to the universally accepted CPD quality mark and standards of recording, reflecting, tracking, planning and reviewing.


When can I enrol on a course?
We don’t have set enrolment dates like a traditional college or university, thus you can enroll on a course at any time and study as your own pace.

Can I enrol on more than one course?
Yes. You are able to study more than 1 course at any given time. You can study 2 courses or even 10 courses at the same time.

Will I receive a certificate?
Yes. All our courses come with an recognised CPD Certification Award upon completion, therefore once you finish the course we will issue you with your certificate.

Will I get a tutor if I need help?
Of course. Once you enrol onto a course you will have access to the tutor support team, thus you will be able to contact a tutor should you have any questions.

How much is a hard copy certificate?
Once you finish your course we will produce a digital PDF version of your CPD Certificate of Achievement Award. You can print this out yourself or if you prefer you can order a stamped hard copy certificate for just £9.99. We will produce and dispatched your personalised certificate within 1-3 working days.

Can I enrol if I live outside the UK?
Yes, you can! We welcome every student onto our courses because they are online, so there are no classes to attend. You can study anywhere at any time.

Are there any additional/hidden fees?
None whatsoever. We list the course price and extras on the course page. Everything you need to study your course is included within the course material. The exam costs and re-sit fees are all included within the course price. The only optional fee is for a hard copy certificate where you would pay £9.99, however we will produce the digital PDF version included in the course price.

Can I study on my tablet/smartphone?
Yes you can. All our courses will work on tablet or smartphone devices so you will be able to study on every major device and operating system, this includes PC’s, Laptops, Mac’s, Tablets, Smartphones and Gaming Consoles.


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