Yesterday we delivered training titled "Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy in the exotic patient". CPD is an essential part of staying current and being good at your profession. Many prefessions are obilgated to do a set number of hours to ensure they maintain thier qualification.
So we delivered this CPD to ensure physios are able to feel confident doing physio in the more unusual pets. But this did extend to the less unusual pets. Most physio courses focus on dogs and horses. So we developed this seminar to cover cats, rabbits and other species.
Following the CPD the delegates were able to see how to look at the body of any specie and assess it. They would know what to look into to descover potential weakness that specie may have, in advance of seeing them. They then learnt how to assess the patient type. This included animals you may not concider good candidates. We can do physio on zoo animals and animals we can't touch. Its more challanging but its not impossible. They finally learnt ways of developing and adapting excercise regimes.
It was a small group so that we could have some hands on time and not scare our rabbits. We had excellent feedback and it was very well recieved.
Thank you to The Rabbit Crossing Rescue for providing 3 happy bunny's for the session.
It was held at Bracknell Leisure center which was a lovely venue. Thank you.
It was wonderful to meet so many lovely physios and student physios, keen to work on other patient types.