Tutored Online CPD

Physiotherapy (Apr 2025)

£255.00 Ex VAT


Start: 
28th April 2025
CPD:    15 hours (UK), 15 points (AUS, NZ) over 6 / 8 weeks
Level:  Introduction / Intermediate

 

 

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

Week 1

Physiotherapy Toolkit (Modalities)
  • Electrotherapies
  • Therapeutic hot/cold packs
  • Manual therapies
  • Applied exercise therapies

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Donna = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

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

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Donna = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

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 should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Donna = 30 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written assignment (physiotherapy plans) = 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

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 should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Donna = 35 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

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 should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Donna = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written assignment (client information) = 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 6

Neurological and Respiratory (Intensive Care) Case Studies
  • Hemi- laminectomy (HLE)
  • Fibrocartilage embolism (FCE)
  • Pneumonia

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should 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

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Donna = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

 

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.  This course is tutored for 6 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.

 

All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference

26 reviews for Physiotherapy (Apr 2025)

  1. Lois Holden

    This was an excellent CPD. I have gained knowledge to take back to the practice to improve inpatient care and improve our discharge sheets for owners in regards to surgical patients and their physio during recovery. This course was so interesting and I can’t wait to continue my learning with physio

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate level
    (Newly qualified (<2 years) - UK)

  2. Rhoni Allen

    The whole course was really well thought out. Had very interesting case studies and a lot of extra reading links provided. The videos were also very handy, to show some of the techniques that can be performed.

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  3. Kimberley Kaminiski

    Very informative

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  4. Kayleigh Dickson

    Great information and content

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  5. Sarah Ramsey

    Really enjoyed it and learnt alot. Feel empowered to be able to instigate physio plans for my patients and pets.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Veterinary surgeon – Dubai)

  6. Georgie Annis

    I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this course!

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Newly qualified (<2 years) - UK)

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Speaker

Donna Carver BSC(Hons) Physiotherapy, DipAVN (Surgical), RVN, MCSP
Pain and Rehabilitation Service, University of Glasgow

 

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.

CPD Hours

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.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 15 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 15 CPD points.

 

Information

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 each Monday morning, 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 later that same day.   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, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours

 

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’

Levels

This course has been listed as ‘Introduction / Intermediate’ level

 

All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!

 

The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:

 

Introduction
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

Intermediate
– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

Advanced
– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice

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You will earn 255 Pawprint Points (£25.50 website credit) when you purchase this course

 

Our loyalty scheme rewards you with 10% in website credit to spend on future courses.  Choose pay with Pawprint Points during checkout.

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Invoice

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