Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy

£250.00

6 week course (15 hours CPD), starting 2nd May 2022

 

Description

Week 1
Physiotherapy Toolkit (modalities)

  • Electrotherapies
  • Therapeutic hot/cold packs
  • Manual therapies
  • Applied exercise therapies

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and application of electrotherapy including:
    • K-laser
    • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
    • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES)
    • Pulsed magnetic therapy (Biomag)
    • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Understand the use of therapeutic hot/ cold packs
  • Understand manual therapy and its application including:
    • Massage
    • Effleurage
    • Coupage
    • Joint mobilisations
    • Graded stretches
  • Understand applied exercise therapy including:
    • Strengthening and stabilising exercises
    • Balance and proprioceptive exercises
    • Functional exercises
    • Hydrotherapy

 

Week 2
Patient Assessment

  • Musculoskeletal patient assessment
  • Neurological patient assessment
  • Respiratory / critical care patient assessment

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants will be able to:

  • Carry out a basic musculoskeletal, neurological, and respiratory physiotherapy assessment
  • Understand valid outcome measures to guide patient treatment
  • How to write SOAP (subjective, objective, analysis, plan) notes to progress patient treatment

 

Week 3
Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy Treatment Techniques

  • Early phase rehabilitation 0-2 weeks
  • Mid phase rehabilitation 2-6 weeks
  • Late phase rehabilitation 6-12 weeks
  • Patient discharge or maintenance physiotherapy programme

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants will be able to:

  • Carry out early physiotherapy treatment including:
    • Early manual therapy techniques
    • Early phase hot and cold pack treatment
    • Early electrotherapies to improve healing and for pain relief
  • Mid phase gentle exercise programmes including hydrotherapy
  • Late phase exercise therapy to include advanced strengthening, proprioceptive, balance and functional exercises
  • Late phase electrotherapies for pain relief, soft tissue injuries and muscle strengthening

 

Week 4
Physiotherapy Progression Plans and Home Exercise Programmes

  • Patient rehabilitation plans
  • Discharge and maintenance programmes
  • Home exercise plans

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants will be able to:

  • Learn how and when to progress patient plans from early to mid through to late stage rehabilitation to optimise patient outcomes
  • Understand when to discharge a patient, or to continue with a maintenance programme for chronic cases or surgical complications
  • Design home exercise programmes for owners to carry out

Week 5
Musculoskeletal Case Studies

  • CCL reconstruction - TPLO or lateral suture
  • Soft tissue injuries (tendinopathies, iliopsoas strains)
  • Fracture repair
  • Conservative management of chronic conditions, including hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants will be able to:

  • Consider appropriate assessment, treatment plan and progression of a musculoskeletal case study
  • Consider appropriate assessment, treatment plan and progression of a soft tissue case study
  • Consider appropriate assessment, treatment plan and progression of a fracture repair case study
  • Consider appropriate assessment, treatment plan and progression of a chronic condition case study

Week 6
Neurological and Respiratory (Intensive Care) Case Studies

  • Hemi- laminectomy (HLE)
  • Fibrocartilage embolism (FCE)
  • Pneumonia

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants will be able to:

  • Consider appropriate assessment, treatment plan and progression of a surgical neurological case study
  • Consider appropriate assessment, treatment plan and progression of a non-surgical case study
  • Consider appropriate assessment, treatment plan and progression of a respiratory (critical care) case study

 

This course will be fully tutored by Donna Carver, and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

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Donna Carver

BSC(Hons) Physiotherapy, DipAVN (Surgical), RVN, MCSP

PAIN & REHABILITATION SERVICE, GLASGOW VETERINARY SCHOOL

Donna qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1993, whilst working in a busy small animal practice. She then took up the position of head nurse in this practice and gained the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 1998.

 

In 2000 Donna joined the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Services (R (D) SVS) as a surgical nurse.  From 2002 Donna was employed as an emergency and critical care nurse, and whilst studying for a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy (2009). Donna then returned to the R (D) SVS in 2009 as a physiotherapist / veterinary nurse.

 

Since May 2011 Donna has been employed at the Glasgow University Veterinary School, with the Pain and Rehabilitation service providing physiotherapy and hydrotherapy to small animals.

 

Donna has given many physiotherapy lectures at local level for the Scottish British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), at national level for BSAVA and at international level for the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).  Donna is the author of Practical Physiotherapy for Veterinary Nurses, published by Wiley in 2015.

This online course is worth 15 hours of CPD.

 

A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.

 

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 6 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.

 

The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided weekly, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example.

 

The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available in that format.   Furthermore, all the course material will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks.

 

After 8 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’.

 

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses – please read our PDF guide to Online Tutored CPD