IRVAP Member Courses
The selection of courses set out below are delivered by IRVAP Members and have been through a robust accreditation process.
Equine Water Treadmill for Training and Rehabilitation
Using a water treadmill for training and rehabilitation provides numerous benefits for horses, including improved cardiovascular fitness, increased muscle tone, and reduced joint stress. It’s a valuable tool for horses recovering from injuries, aiding in the healing process.
This training is a solid starting point based on scientific research and industry experience to assist all equine water treadmill equipment users in achieving their therapeutic goals. This assists to avoid some of the injury occurrences witnessed due to the lack of training, knowledge and experience.
IRVAP members receive a 20% discount on fees. £85 discounted to £68. 2 CPD points are awarded. Enter irvap at checkout to receive your discount.
Level 6 Equine Physiotherapy Diploma Programme
The Level 6 Diploma in Equine Physiotherapy is accredited by the Institute of Registered Veterinary & Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP).
Upon completion graduates will be able to apply for IRVAP membership and will be permitted to use the post nominals MIRVAP. High standards in professionalism and clinical proficiency are assured through IRVAP’s stringent accredited registration process.
This programme is also accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) and the International Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT).
IRVAP Member Courses
The courses below are delivered by IRVAP Members and have been through a comprehensive and robust accreditation process.
Preparing the Horse Saddle Rider Combination for Performance
Learn how to prepare horses for saddle fitting to ensure more efficient carrying of the rider. Successful completion of this award entitles registration with IRVAP – Manual Therapist (MT) category.
Learn to massage your own puppy or dog in a safe, jargon free way. Create a calm, happy confident dog.
This course is aimed at puppies, but is great for dogs of any age.
You will learn how to create a relaxing environment for your dog and then move on to learn different massage techniques, including gum massage.
Physiotherapy and rehabilitation in the "not dog or horse"
Learn physiotherapy and rehabilitation planning for species such as cats and rabbits.
On this course, you will compare anatomy (including pedal anatomy) between species and learn how to make a rehabilitation plan to suit the needs of different species.
Advancing YOUR CANINE clinical SKILLS
Advance your techniques, skills and confidence, with support. We work with you and offer online courses, an amazing K9 Therapy Hub CPD membership site and bespoke practical Masterclasses.
K9 Therapy Hub
This unique K9 Therapy Hub is an immersive experience of micro, bitesize, mini and short clinical CPD courses, templates and resources, designed to progress your canine practice.
All courses are certificated and we have designed a Video Box and Template Toolbox for specially for therapists, alongside a useful articles and journal section.
Advance your canine clinical skills and share in our vibrant community.
Award in Canine First Aid + Health Checks
This CPD refresher course is ideal for therapists to review, update and advance their canine first aid and health check skills. This aims to be proactive and keep dogs safe in professional practice.
Fully preparing for action in challenging clinical situations or an emergency, ensures the best care for dogs and owners.
Award in Canine Hydrotherapy Water Management
This is a great refresher course for therapists to update their canine water management skills.
Achieving high quality balanced and safe water is essential. Effective problem solving and finding solutions for complex challenges is key for canine hydrotherapy water management quality assurance.
Award in Canine Therapeutic Handling Techniques
Canine therapeutic handling techniques are a transformational holistic method for working with dogs in a clinical setting.
This includes a wide range of techniques to build a trusted professional bond with each dog, so the therapist can successfully interact with the dog in an active, proprioceptively enriched and connected way.
Award in Canine Natural Balanced Motion
This course is perfect for therapists working with dogs aiming to significantly improve canine natural balance, motion and function, leading to happy, healthy dogs.
This course explores: canine functional anatomy, biomechanics, gait, breed biology and canine behaviours and their impact on clinical technique choices.
Award in Canine Clinic Enrichment Techniques
Clinic enrichment techniques are invaluable when working with dogs requiring therapeutic interventions within a clinical setting.
The significant correlation between enrichment and the dog’s natural balanced stance and motion, leads to improvement of the dog’s active participation and focus in clinic.
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