Animal Rehabilitation CPD

Emily Ashdown | RC2023

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Massage has many benefits for our patients both in clinics and in the hospital but is an underused tool for the veterinary nurse.

This presentation will cover the basic principles of Massage Therapy, discussing what is within the scope of practice for the RVN and how best to introduce it into your nursing practices. In this session we will cover the following:

  • Explanation of canine massage
  • Benefits of Massage
  • Contraindications
  • Conditions / indications for massage
  • Palpation assessment
  • Different strokes/techniques
  • Performing PROM
  • Massage routine
  • Observations during treatment

During the presentation, Emily will run through the many different aspects of how you can introduce Massage Therapy into your nursing practice. By the end of the lecture, and provide you with the knowledge to be able to:

  • Understand the legalities around performing massage
  • Identify patients that would benefit from treatment and any contraindications
  • Understand how to perform basic techniques.

Katie Lawrence | RC2023

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) is a non-invasive therapy that has a very useful place in rehabilitation. However, there are so many modalities that fall under the banner of PEMF it can be very challenging to understand the differences between the types of treatments, not to mention the research behind each one! During this session Katie will cover:

  • What PEMF is and how it interacts with the body
  • The different types of therapies that fall under the banner of PEMF
  • The benefits of PEMF therapy for Animals and practical use

This evidence based session will provide a deeper understanding of how PEMF works and its uses in therapy.

Hannah Capon | RC2023

55 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Canine osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent condition that will affect most dogs within their lifetime. Now considered a welfare concern (O’Neil et al 2019*) prevention, early diagnosis and proactive case management are prerequisites to improving the quality of life and longevity of our canine friends.

This presentation will highlight current developments in canine OA management and what the future may hold with translation into management of osteoarthritis in humans. We will cover the following key points:

  • Insight into developments in human OA management
  • Recap of the global problem in canines and an approach to combat it
  • Recap of the individual canine problem and an approach to combat it
  • Developments in identification, diagnosis and conservative/ palliative management
  • Strategies in OA management

Diane Messum | RC2023

55 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

Still a newly emerging therapeutic modality, veterinary orthoses and prosthetics originated in human health care and are now widely respected in the veterinary industry.

An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. Some of the materials in orthosis may be fabricated from to include neoprene, low temperature thermoplastics and high temperature polypropylene.

Knowledge of the principles of orthoses, splints and soft supports is necessary to recommend a device for our orthopaedic and neurological patients.

Join this session to gain a greater insight into how they may be used.

Fiona Doubleday | RC2023

40 minute video - Certificated at 1 hour of CPD

This presentation will delve deeper into physiotherapy techniques which can be used to help the post-operative spinal patient. We will cover the following key learning points:

  • An overview of the benefits of physiotherapy when rehabilitating this patient group
  • Examples of 3 spinal surgeries that physiotherapy can assist in the recovery of
  • The assessment of the post op patient and examples of rehabilitation techniques that can be useful
  • Case examples

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.