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Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals

Ofqual Code .
Qualification Level 3
Duration 1 day
Guided Learning Hours 24
Location UK
Start Date Arranged with student
Study mode 1 Day Practical
Award type Certificate
Post Completion Meets the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) membership requirements


Approved by the
Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA)

Regulated Qualification: 603/4558/5

“We are really impressed with the additions and style of qualification and are pleased to
let you know that we will accept this new qualification as a part of the membership
criteria for joining the CHA”


Unit 1

Practical Day

Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy (24 GLH)

This unit aims to give students a practical skill set when using the aquatic treadmill. Develop knowledge to understand factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill. Upon completion, students will be able to assess the small animal patient for suitability and create a design plan.

Hydrotherapy Treadmill Therapy

Develop your knowledge of the treadmill equipment available and the principles of small animal and canine hydrotherapy treadmill therapy.

Learn how and where to position an aquatic treadmill and how to prepare the area, the patient and clients for a therapy session.

Gain an understanding of the types of conditions for which this treatment is suitable/unsuitable and how to monitor the treatment correctly.

This course consists of 1 practical training day. Our training partner is an established canine hydrotherapy company. The centre has top of the range equipment including underwater treadmills, large bespoke pools, hydrotherapy spa, the 2nd gait analysis treadmill in the UK and a team of highly qualified personnel.

Training at this centre enables students to learn from experienced professionals in the industry while working with a range cases at different stages of treatment. This is an excellent opportunity to gain first hand experience within the industry.

As increasingly hydrotherapy treadmills are being installed in hydrotherapy centres, this qualification ensures that students are highly employable – there are many companies around the country that are recruiting for Qualified Canine Hydrotherapists on the Hydrotherapy Treadmill.

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