Online Course: Managing Disorders of the Equine Hind Limb
Enhance your equine practice with an in-depth understanding of pelvic limb dysfunction
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Hind limb lameness can have a significant impact on the performance and quality of life of equine patients. Equine therapists must have an in-depth understanding of the anatomy and common dysfunctions of the hind limb in order to enhance their patients’ long-term outcomes. This course will, therefore, discuss relevant anatomy and pathology, before introducing treatment techniques that can be used to manage dysfunction of the hind limb in equine patients.
This course aims to introduce you to the anatomy and common injuries of the equine hind limb. It also discusses treatment techniques for dysfunction in this area.
This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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 1-1.5 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 1.2 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:
- identify the five joints and surrounding muscles in the equine hind limb
- describe eight common equine hind limb conditions
- select two treatment techniques for an equine patient with hind limb dysfunction
- elect an appropriate exercise for an equine patient with hind limb dysfunction