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AIM Qualifications Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals

Ofqual Code 603/4563/9
Qualification Level 3
Guided Learning Hours 48
Location Oxfordshire or Chepstow
Start Date Arranged with student
Award type Certificate
Assessment Method Online and 1 day Practical

Unit 1

Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques (20 GLH)

Students will learn the practical application of advanced aquatic treadmill techniques to adjust hydrotherapy treatment on a 1:1 basis. Additionally, learn how to conduct gait analysis and review patient performance

Unit 2

Gait Analysis and Biomechanics (24 GLH)

This unit explores the subject of gait patterns and relevant terminology, as well as posture and muscle contractions relevant to hydrotherapy treatment.

Advanced Hydrotherapy Treadmill Entry requirements:

Students will have completed an industry-recognized Level 3 qualification in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (without Aquatic Units). Additionally, students are required to have completed the 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 program 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 maximize patient performance and treatment outcomes. Learn about in-depth gait analysis to give them the knowledge to apply the advanced techniques. Gain an understanding of additional equipment that can be used to optimize 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.

Studying the Advanced Aquatic Hydrotherapy Treadmill Course

The course consists of an online theory unit and 1-day practical Training at Woozelbears in Oxfordshire, Chepstow. The center has top of the range equipment including underwater treadmills, large bespoke pools, hydrotherapy spa, the 2nd U.S gait analysis treadmill in the UK, and a team of highly qualified personnel. Training at this center enables students to learn from experienced professionals in the industry while working with a range of cases at different stages of treatment. This is a unique opportunity to have first-hand experience within the industry with a company at the forefront of technology on gait analysis.

There is an increasing number of hydrotherapy treadmills being installed in Hydrotherapy centers. Therefore there are more employment opportunities for Hydrotherapists who have a Treadmill qualification. This course will change how you have been previously trained to use the hydrotherapy treadmill.

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