An Introduction to Veterinary Physiotherapy for the Geriatric Patient

Many of the geriatric patients that we see on a day-to-day basis are suffering from osteo-arthritis and mobility issues. There is so much that can be achieved in making these patients more comfortable and mobile by effective assessment, use of basic physiotherapy techniques and consideration and minor adaptations to the home environment.

During this online, tutor-supported course you will recap on the disease process of osteo-arthritis, learn how to objectively assess patients and look at some key areas in approaching, helping and continuing to support these patients.

Your learning from the course will enable you to create a patient plan for a patient of your choice that you can use to develop plans for future cases.

It will also empower you to set up basic physiotherapy clinics that will act as a perfect adjunct to senior clinics, and will help owners to help their pets as you will also be able to teach them how to utilise some of the most basic methods.

Course Summary

Course duration: 4 weeks (12-15 hours flexible/self-directed study time)

Course type: Fully supported and interactive online learning with assessed coursework

Tutor: Kerrie Oakley

Suitable for: Vets, veterinary nurses & technicians, students and paraveterinary staff such as hydrotherapists, massage therapists and similiar


See what some of our past learners have said about this course….

“Absolutely loved this course! It has inspired me to start following my passion. Easy access to resources. It’s a very modern set up which encourages great interaction between students on the forum. It has really given me confidence to start using new skills and developing my career.” 

Amy Harvey

“Thoroughly enjoyed my first step into physiotherapy. I am hoping to build on what I have learnt. I am really interested in further physiotherapy courses. Thank you Jill and Kerrie for your time and patience.”

Samantha Shand

“I did love all of it, but really liked the interactive aspect, found it very useful and enjoyable. Liked how it was guided by the tutor but allowed for individual learning and development.”

Sally Ward

“The overall content was great as a start point for physiotherapy as I had no prior knowledge beforehand.”

Helen Russell

“I found it helpful to have something immediately useful to take away from the course in the form of the material we created for our coursework. Already implementing skills from the course, and plan to implement physio techniques and home environment assessment to all patients coming to Senior Wellness clinics.”

Sally Ward
Kerrie Oakley - ONCORE Tutor

Your Tutor

Kerrie Oakley

Dip A Phys RVN Cert Ed

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