Online Course: Managing Disorders of the Canine Front Limb
Enhance the outcomes of your canine patients who present with forelimb lameness
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Canine patients are prone to several structural and functional pathologies of the front limb, including both developmental and acquired conditions. These dysfunctions can have a significant impact on a dog’s ability to lead a pain-free life. This course discusses the relevant anatomy and pathophysiology of front limb problems that are regularly encountered in canine practice, before exploring their diagnosis and management.
The aim of this course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage pain and dysfunction of the canine front limb.
This course is made up of videos, readings, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activities
- Reading activities
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2.5-3 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 2.6 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the functional anatomy of the canine front limb
- discuss the pathophysiology of developmental and acquired orthopaedic conditions of the canine front limb
- summarise the surgical and conservative treatment options for orthopaedic disorders of the canine front limb
- design an appropriate intervention for a canine patient with front limb lameness based on a case scenario
A concise time effective practical course, with good human comparatives for the novice canine physiotherapist.
Physiotherapist, United Kingdom
As a student I'd say Physioplus has given me an exceptional opportunity to enhance my clinical thinking skills and gain extra experience in a whole different field of study... in the comfort of my own home!
I will definitely revisit the video and get other physios at my practice to do this course!