Animal Rehabilitation CPD

Mathilde Granger BVRSMA | RC2022

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Veterinary acupuncture has become more popular in recent years, as a mean to add pain relief, improve mobility and provide holistic treatments to animals. This is still a debated therapy which raises eyebrows, if not totally dismissed by its detractors, whereas some vets are very found advocates of the technique. We will discuss about the history of acupuncture, what it is, how it works and who can benefit from treatment, to give the audience a basic understanding of acupuncture and how to incorporate it in the rehabilitation plan.

Dr Stephen Barabas, K Laser UK) | RC2022

45 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Veterinary Nurses, Hydrotherapists, Physiotherapists and other manual therapists are in an excellent position to drive setting up and running successful laser therapy rehabilitation and pain management clinics. Modern Laser therapy can improve the quality of management and care of small and large animal rehabilitation, and with Class IV lasers the economic returns to make is a financially rewarding opportunity, however large or small the business. Today’s pet owners are looking for multi-modal therapies, without a reliance just on just pain killing drugs, to ensure their pets’ well-being, quantity, and quality of life.

Setting up good Laser Therapy rehabilitation and pain clinic will ensure more productive times with pet owners and their animals, provide more services and improve financial returns for the business, whilst bonding customers and improving the overall level of care. It is a rewarding exercise for the nurses and therapists directly involved and establishes long-term relationships with pet owning customers.

This laser therapy lecture looks at:                                             

  1. The treatment therapeutic/technological options available to clinicians
  2. Core Science and Clinical Validation for laser therapy
  3. Marketing the service and the economic profitable returns for individuals or larger centres

Hannah Capon (CAM - Canine Arthritis Management) | RC2022

60 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Canine osteoarthritis is a, if not the, leading cause of elective euthanasia in the UK, afflicting the dog for the longest and causing the most severe clinical signs of all common complaints seen in first opinion practice.

Now labelled a welfare concern alongside obesity and dental disease; but a household name, overlooked and accepted.

Every owner wishes their dog to have a comfortable full and long life so how can we achieve this with osteoarthritis being a key candidate preventing this.

This webinar looks at the underlying causes of OA, and strategies we can employ to minimise its prevalence.

  1. be able to recite the current figures of OA in dogs in the UK
  2. understand the dominant aetiologies behind OA
  3. review simply pathophysiology of the disease
  4. note key influences in the development and progression
  5. be able to direct your clients to evidence based reliable resources

Shelby Webster, Scott Veterinary Clinic | RC2022

35 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This presentation will cover the following key learning points:

  • An introduction to small animal hydrotherapy
  • Being a hydrotherapist
  • Considerations of hydrotherapy

Fiona Bloom (Fitzpatrick Referrals and Vice Chair of ACPAT | RC2022

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This presentation will cover the following key learning points:

  1. To have an understanding of the broad uses of  the physiotherapy profession within animal therapy
  2. To have an awareness of the variety of treatment techniques
  3. The role of the physiotherapist with in the multi-disciplinary team in rehabilitation from acute injury/ surgery and in cases of performance optimisation.