Canine Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinarians


This online course is aimed at Qualified Veterinarians who would like to integrate Physical Rehabilitation into their existing practice.  Physical rehabilitation or Veterinary Physiotherapy is one of the fastest growing branches of veterinary medicine. 

If we consider human medicine, today it is standard practice that following an injury or surgery we are required to see a human Physiotherapist. As athletes we regularly consult with a team of professionals including trainers, coaches, Biokineticists and Physiotherapists to help with work and exercise related injuries, to improve form, reduce injury and to enhance performance.  Veterinary Physiotherapists or Animal Physical Rehabilitation practitioners are able to assist animal athletes, working dogs and horses in much the same way to ensure that they are able to perform at their peak, for longer, by reducing the risk of injury.

Thanks to the internet our clients are doing their own research and many are looking for more options in the treatment of common conditions such as IVDD, and Hip Dysplasia to name only two of the many conditions a rehabilitation practitioner is able to treat and make a difference. Whether that is improving the outcome of a surgery, reducing pain, improving mobility and generally helping the patient have a better quality of life. By including Physical Rehabilitation as part of your service offering, within your practice, doctor, client and patient will benefit.   

Cost : R12 000

Delegates on our professional membership plan receive a 15% discount off the purchase price. 

This is a 12 month course comprising 11 modules and 4 bonus short modules. All the course material is made available upon registration and delegates are able to work through the material at their own pace. To complete the course delegates are required to submit three case studies before the end of the course. 

All modules include:-

  • A professional lecture video compiled by Dr Tanya Grantham. Each module is broken down into the following sections
      1. Definition
      2. Anatomy and Biomechanics
      3. Aetiopathogensis
      4. Clinical Signs
      5. Diagnosis
      6. Surgical Options
      7. Management of the condition post operative and conservative  
  • Detailed course notes
  • Research articles
  • Exercise videos with instructions

The course is currently undergoing CPD accreditation. The value of the CPD points will be communicated here as soon as they have been determined by the SAVC.

  • Module 1 : Introduction and Terminology
  • Module 2 : Canine Musculoskeletal and Mobility Examination
  • Module 3 : Tissue Repair
  • Module 4 : Canine Hip Dysplasia
  • Module 5 : Elbow Dysplasia
  • Module 6 : Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs
  • Module 7 : Other Neurological Conditions 
  • Module 8 : Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease
  • Module 9 : Medial Patella Luxation
  • Module 10 : Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Module 11 : Peripheral Nerve Injury

Bonus Short Modules

  • Module B1 : Multi-modal Pain Management
  • Module B2 : Osteoarthritis
  • Module B3 : Winning with Wobblers
  • Module B4 : Respiratory Physiotherapy

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