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An Introduction to Physiotherapy for the Geriatric Patient

An Introduction to Physiotherapy for the Geriatric Patient

Course outline:

This course will help you to recap on anatomy and physiology and the disease process of osteo-arthritis, and will look at the initial assessment of patients suffering from osteo-arthritis, and the basic veterinary physiotherapy techniques you can use to help improve comfort and mobility in geriatric patients. We will also consider the home environment - which is an essential yet often overlooked aspect for these patients.

The tutor will also get you thinking about a multi-modal approach to OA patients, and many other aspects of their assessment and ongoing care.

Your learning from the course will enable you to create patient treatment plans, and ultimately 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 be able to teach them how to utilise some of the basic methods.


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Course tutor: Kerrie OakleyCourse duration: 8 hours CPD over 3 weeks


Important course dates:

Course start date: 24th June

Learning forums: 24th June - 8th July

Coursework completion week: 8th - 15th July

Coursework deadline: 15th July @ 9am


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