Advanced Hydrotherapy Treadmill Entry requirements:
Students will have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Ofqual approved qualification in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (without Aquatic Units). Additionally, students are required to have have completed the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals.
Learn how to conduct an advanced treadmill therapy session involving the appropriate use of equipment to improve the hydrotherapy programme for the patient.
Theory knowledge is provided as one unit of online study before attending the practical training day.
Study the operation of the hydrotherapy treadmill and how to maximise patient performance and treatment outcomes. Learn about in-depth gait analysis to give them the knowledge to apply the advanced techniques. Gain an understanding about additional equipment that can be used to optimise patient movement and learn which and when to apply. The student will assess patients through observation, evaluating their performance and developing their decision-making skills when providing treatment.
Please note it is essential that before completing this unit, learners complete all the mandatory units in this qualification. Students undertaking this unit will require significant knowledge of the operation of a hydrotherapy treadmill and should have previously completed the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals.
The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.