Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

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Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5


Intermediate Plus Level: This course is useful for those with at least a few years of clinical experience looking to learn more about physical therapy techniques that veterinary nurses can implement to support patient recovery.

Step into the world of veterinary physical therapy with our specialised course, designed to empower veterinary nurses in facilitating post-operative recovery and enhancing patient care. This course is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the muscular system and learn techniques to aid in the rehabilitation of post-operative, neurological, and critical care patients.

Starting with the anatomy of the muscular system, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge necessary for effective physical therapy. You’ll be introduced to the principles of physical therapy, setting the stage for more specific techniques like massage, thermotherapy, and cryotherapy. These methods play a crucial role in patient recovery and pain management.

Learn about passive movements and stretches, and the application of therapeutic exercises tailored to the needs of individual patients. Hydrotherapy and electrotherapies are also covered, offering a range of options for enhancing patient recovery. The course focuses on techniques you can implement in the clinic to accelerate patient healing, as well as routines you can teach clients for at-home care.

You will also explore physical therapy tailored to specific patient groups, including surgical, neurological, and critical care patients. The course concludes with a module on special aids such as carts and harnesses, particularly useful for patients with mobility issues.

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped to discuss physical therapy options confidently with clients, work with your vets to design effective therapy plans, and recognise when to refer to a veterinary physiotherapist. Enrol now to become a key player in improving patient outcomes and owner compliance with post-operative care.


The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 5 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

What topics will we cover?

  • TOPIC 1 – Anatomy: Muscular System
  • TOPIC 2 – Introduction to Physical Therapy
  • TOPIC 3 – Massage
  • TOPIC 4 – Thermotherapy & Cryotherapy
  • TOPIC 5 – Passive Movements & Stretches
  • TOPIC 6 – Therapeutic Exercise
  • TOPIC 7 – Hydrotherapy
  • TOPIC 8 – Electrotherapies
  • TOPIC 9 – Physical Therapy for Surgical Patients
  • TOPIC 10 – Physical Therapy for Neurological Patients
  • TOPIC 11 – Physical Therapy for Critical Care Patients
  • TOPIC 12 – Cats, Carts & Harnesses


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