Animal Physiotherapy Course - Level 3 CPD Certified

Oplex Careers


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Study method
Online, self-paced
70 Hours
70 CPD points / hours
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The online Animal Physiotherapy Course from Oplex Careers aims to provide great insight into physical therapy specifically for animals, whether for your own pets, or for other pet owners discussing animal physiotherapy, the assessment process and more.

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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 students will receive a Level 3 CPD Certificate.

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

Our 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.


There are no specific entry requirements to join this course with Oplex Careers. All you need to study this course is an internet connection.

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Utkarsh Gare asked:

Is this certification course? If yes, then the certificate will valid in other countries or International Level?


Yes the course is CPD Accredited. We have many international students enjoying our courses - as soon as you've finished we'll email over your certificate to you which you can use anywhere in the world. Hope this helps. Thanks

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