Introduction To Hydrotherapy

Course Detailsintro-to-hydrotherapy

Title: Introduction To Hydrotherapy
Duration: 3 days
Day 1: 09:00 – 17:30
Day 2: 09:00 – 17:30
Day 3: 09:00 – 17:30
Fee inc. ABC
Certification: £995.00 inc. VAT

ABC Qualification – A Nationally Accredited Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals
Level 3 Certificate – 10 credits

A mentoring service is provided to each learner on an individual basis for as long as they require optimizing their learning potential.

Who is the course suitable for?

  • Veterinary Surgeons
  • Veterinary Nurses
  • Hydrotherapists
  • New and prospective Hydrotherapists

What will I gain from the course?

  • Increased confidence and ability in using the pool and all equipment
  • A fuller understanding of the benefits swimming has to offer different clinical conditions
  • The opportunity to have any ‘hands on’ anxieties eradicated

Course Programme (brief overview – theory & practical)

  • What is Hydrotherapy?
  • Which conditions benefit from Hydrotherapy?
  • Health and Safety
  • Head to Tail Health Check
  • Measurement outcomes
  • Observation of Clinical Cases
  • Marketing in Hydrotherapy
  • Pre course tasks and post course assignments

What’s included in the fee?

  • Registration with awarding body
  • Grading of all assessments
  • Full certification
  • All refreshments during the course

Finish time may extend due to delegate interaction.

Please consider our Lecturers who have requested that delegates do not arrive before 08.45 in order that they can prepare themselves for the day’s course.

Wetsuit/dry suits, bathrobe and towel are recommended for this course. Finish time may extend due to delegate interaction. Please consider our Lecturers who have requested that delegates do not arrive before 08.45 in order that they can prepare themselves for the day’s course.

A brief outline of the course content – day by day.

Day 1

Sue Hawkins will introduce the start of the day covering the properties of water and conditions that will benefit from Hydrotherapy, precautions that must be taken when treating a patient and any contraindications.

Day 1 closes with an overview of the various types of equipment used within the Hydrotherapy Centre plus observations of case studies.

Day 2

Brief recap of previous days events to resolve any queries that may have arisen. This is followed by understanding and working within a multi disciplinary team.

Sara Marlow RVN will then outline the importance of working professionally and ethically.

After lunch the afternoon will be spent in the Hydrotherapy pool giving students confidence in correct handling in and around the pool area.

Day 3

Day 3 commences with a review of day 2’s events, resolving any queries.

Sara Marlow RVN then delivers a detailed lecture on the importance of Head to Tail health checking prior to the patients commencing treatment.

Day 3 closes with hands on assessments within the pool and pool area working with Hawksmoor’s own patients.

Sue Hawkins

Cert Ed

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Sara Marlow

Sara Marlow

RVN, Level 3 certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals, nominal DET (Diploma in Education and Training)
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July 2017

“Disappointing hehe!! No really… Absolutely fab. Loved it. Great group of students & awesome staff. Thank you so much.”

“Amazing course… Loved every minute of it from start to finish. All lecturers were so passionate about the subject and made everything straight forward. Great group on the course… Good luck everyone.”

“This course has been incredible and has given me my passion back. i will definitely be coming back for more units. Thank you so much to all of the staff, it has been an incredible experience – not DISAPPOINTING in the slightest”

“Fantastic yet again! See you in September !”

June 2017

“I have learnt a lot practically & theoretically, excellent instruction, facilities & hand out. Thank you”

“I have really enjoyed the three day course & have felt welcomed from the start. I have learnt a lot theoretically & been given the opportunity to express this practically, fantastic teachers, facilities and equipment. Thank you.”

“Have loved my time here at Hawksmoor this three days, looking forward to coming back. fab teachers & great way of learning, fab facilities also. Thanks for everything”

“Loved my time here & can’t wait to come back to finish the rest of the course”

“I have really enjoyed these 3 days of training. Its a shame that I am not booked in to further my training and compete the whole course. I will do my best to get funding from work so I can come back as I have loved it so much.”

“Thank you for all your support & encouragement”

May 2017

“Loved it Loved it. Reaffirms my career choice.”

“C’est une experience, une sensation difficile a expliquer. Eu tout cas, merci pom confirmes eu moi ee qui motive mon existence!”

“Fantastic three days. Course really well thought through & brilliant delivery Thank you.”

“Many thanks for a very informative well arranged course. You are just awesome. You could easily see that Sue & sara have excellent knowledge in both practical & theoretical issues.”

“Experience in the pool makes you feel comfortable it is invaluable”

“Excellent at boosting your confidence”

“Over whelmed by what we have learned & achieved. Quite possibly the best days of my life so far.”

May 2017

“Thank you for a excellent course.”

“Thank you for a brilliant course I found the teaching techniques really suited me which enabled me to digest info much quicker. All dogs & staff were lovely & friendly. I really enjoyed my time here”

“Fantastic course, thank you, Ive learnt a huge amount. The time went quickly & I didn’t want the day to end. Good to do the theory in the morning & practical observations etc in the afternoon, that suited me. I really enjoyed meeting the staff, clients & all the pets.”

“Lovely setting & extremely high standard of training & care”

“Thank you for an exceptionally informative courses, Sue & Sara are so passionate. Thank you”

April 2017

“Fabulous first 3 days, can’t wait to carry on Thank you.”

“Having the best time on this course & looking forward to learning
more Thank you Sue & Sara”

“Genuinely having a brilliant time on the course! great people & lovely dogs Thank you”

“After being out of education since I left secondary school (17 years) I was nervous to the core. I can honestly say this course has changed me and my outlook towards further education. The facilities are fantastic – warm & inviting.”

“Sue & sara are the best lecturers I have ever experienced – knowledgable, friendly & keen to help.”

“Im so excited to continue with the other courses – an amazing experience !”

“Thank you! PS obviously the dogs are awesome too!”

“Having am amazing time so far can’t wait to do the rest of the courses Thank you so much”

February 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind feedbacks for the Hawksmoor level 3 certiifcate Introduction To Hydrotherapy 

“Fantastic!! Brilliant to finally be able to get some pool time & learn the techniques for being a hydrotherapists”

“Really well run course with excellent course material, practical knowledge & approachable tutors well done & thank you”

“Brilliant course, really well put across, very approachable lecturers, really helpful practical aspects well explained & very in depth reading material. Course material presented really well”

“Thoroughly enjoyed the intro to hydro course – lots learnt & practical work was very enjoyable. Very relaxed & friendly environment. Gave me confidence whilst learning”

“Intro to hydro. An excellent course, well delivered & plenty of pool time. Thank you!”

“Excellent knowledge, passion & enthusiasm”

“Learning to read gait analysis & also how to encourage movement of specific muscle groups in the pool”

 January 2017

“What a great Introduction. Feel we have covered so much. Looking forward to coming back”
“Staff really friendly & made me feel at ease. Wonderful facilities and lunch. Thanks for an enjoyable experience Im looking forward to putting everything Ive learnt into practice”
“really enjoyable They make you feel really relaxed and its so informative definately worth it Thank you”
“Very welcoming Lovely ladies Sue & Sara are great made me feel relaxed & comfortable lovely facilities, excellent teachers very enjoyable Loved it Thank you ladies”
“Absolutely loved the last 3 days. I was so nervous beforehand but Sue & sara made us so welcome. Cant wait to come back & learn some more. Thank you”
“Has been such an enjoyable & informative 3 days. I have learned a lot, couldn’t have asked for welcoming friendly and knowledgable tutors. Thanks for everything and look forward to coming back next year hopefully”

Thank you so much for the very kind feedback it was a pleasure to teach you all
“Lovely course! Really enjoyed the swimming See you soon & hopefully in Bermuda in the future”
“Very informative course – dogs swimming was enlightening”
“FABULOUS! the lecturers were great thank you”
“Thoroughly enjoyed my time here, cannot wait to get started for real”
“Really detailed course & great teaching, been a great start to the courses”

November 2016

“Lecturers both very enthusiastic which makes learning much easier and enjoyable”

“Best training I have been on in my life! Vey knowledgable & learnt heaps but also so friendly happy and approachable you guys are”

“Excellent doesn’t cover it”

‘Absolutely fantastic 3 days. sue 7 sara you are both so awesome & friendly. i have learnt so much & I feel like I am part of the Hawksmoor family”

“Thank you so much for a very informative 3 days lovely friendly approachable teaching environment”

“Absolutely amazing time, so sad its over Thank you so much!”

“amazing 3 days learned so much and have so much in my head now. Great dogs for us to learn from too. Looking forward to my next part of the level 3”

“Fantastic! So informative, interesting, fun and wonderful lecturers and staff who put the dogs welfare above all e;se. Sue & Sara have so much passion and experience to share An Amazing team”

“Great training as usual excellent facilities & well done”

“Fantastic training, very informative, great facilities they are a great team of people. Thank you”

“Great training courses fab people. Thank you can’t wait to come bank for more”

“Had a fantastic time, lovely atmosphere lovely people! really excited for the rest of the course. Thank you so much”

October 2016

Thank you all so much
“Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Looking forward to the rest of the course in January”
Sue & Sara have experience and knowledge of hydrotherapy”
“A well thought out courses & presentation”
“Sue & Sara were very approachable over questions even the small ones”
“Loved it Was a bit overwhelmed to begin with over how will I be able to do this, Sue & sara fantastic, friendly & approachable. Love the dogs & being able to talk to everyone else who works here”
“Intro to hydro courses – very informative & enjoyable. Great bunch of people& well catered for. Thank you”
“Introduction to hydro course Loved it. Very informative course. People are so friendly & hospitable brilliant. Will be back to complete next year. Given me great enthusiasm Thank You”
“Intro to hydro course Brilliant well thought out 7 very informative course. Loved and can’t wait for the next Thank you”

“This course was brilliant, had the most fantastic experience, everyone was really approachable & friendly. Cant wait to come back!. This place is amazing as well as the dogs Thank you”
“Introduction to hydro therapy was an eye opener to the course on how amazing it literally was & rewarding. Look forward to the other parts of the course. Thanks for all the help”
“Intro to hydro was amazing experience looking forward to the next courses to progress in the industry! Thanks for everything”
“A brilliant course, with so much information. Very well organised, excellent handouts. Like the assignments really made me research & think more for myself. Friendly atmosphere”

September 2016

Feedbacks from the introduction to Hydrotherapy course. thank you so much for your kind comments

I found everything very insightful & interesting. I especially liked the practical. The the courses was very in-depth and all the wee tasks & practical hands on made learning it all fun”

“I found everything valuable as its opened my eyes to the incorrect hydrotherapy centres”

“I have loved my snippets into the hydrotherapy world with amazing mentors, lovely lunches and incredible dogs! Already looking forward too next week’

“Grace, Hope, Mabel, Rose & Lilly you are amazing & beautiful, thank you for your time. Wonderful welcoming & in credibly knowledgable teachers. Awesome course. Thank you”

“Thank you so much for your explanations, guidance & support over the past few days. I have learnt so much & I know once everything has sunk in I will have gained so much “

“Brilliant! Well taught, interesting and stimulating intro to hydrotherapy course. Special thanks to al the pack”

“I found the course interesting & fun to learn. The practical side was great. If Mabel ever wants another home send her to me! Sara & Sue were fab & we were all looked after so well”

August 2016

“Fab course! Was very nervous to come but after seconds of walking in the door I felt welcomed by Sue & Sara who put in lots of effort. I can’t wait to be back in September!”
‘Thank so to all the lovely staff & tutors. I had an amazing time on my Introduction. I have learnt so much and I’m now hungry for more. Cant wait for September Thanks”
“Brilliant course, lots of content & practicals. Interactive & friendly lecturing. Had a brilliant time & much learnt”
“Enjoyed every minute. Very informative but delivered perfectly. Perfect location, staff friendly & welcoming. Cant forget the HAWKSMOOR’S beautiful”

“What a brilliant relaxed envioment to learn in. Great 1st 3 days, can’t wait to come back and do the next stage. thank you.”
“Excellent tutors. Has a really good time. Learnt loads! Cant wait to come back in September”
“I had an a,gazing time at Hawksmoor! Sue & Sara were both fantastic teachers. Cant wait until I next visit”
“I have learnt so much over these 3 days. Thoroughly enjoyed every second. Sue & sara are absolutely, fab lecturers were fun, informative and relaxed. Cant wait for the next stage of learning Thank you for all of your help and understanding”
‘Both Sue 7 Sara are passionate which is great”
“Genuinely enjoyed the whole experience and feel the training provided was excellent”


July 2016

“This is a wonderful course! Sue Sara are amazing, very helpful & easy to talk to. Its a very comprehensive course with lots of information, but they make you feel comfortable”
“Amazing!b Thank you so much for such an in-depth few days. I have learnt so much your teaching is phenomenal and you make it understandable. Thank you again & see you in September”
“Great course, great tutors lots of information. Very well looked after Thank you so much”
“Brillint course lots of information, but is delivered in a way that is easy to understand. Sue & sara make you feel very comfortable & relaxed. Thanks”
“Fab 3 days, enjoyed myself & found Sue & Sara very welcoming & extremely knowable . Thank so much”

June 2016

Thank you for your very kind feedback from the Introduction To Hydrotherapy course this week

“Fantastic course, really enjoyed the practical sessions, thank you to Sue & Sara and all the dogs”

“Great course from being a complete novice I feel like I actually know something Thank you so much”

“Fantastic course, really made to feel at ease being a “nervous patient” Course was very informative and enjoyed the practicals” Looking forward to returning in July & qualifying as a hydrotherapist”

“Fabulous into to hydro course. really learnt so much & can’t wait to take it into practice looking forward to returning next month”

“Super course! Very informative learnt lots and looking forward to returning in July Thank you”

“Very knowledgable in all area able to explain thoroughly to students in a easy to digest manner”

“Very informative & enjoyable course. Well delivered with added humour & super pooches too. I look forward to my next instalment”

“Enjoyed every minute!!! Even the assessments fantastic team. Cant wait to start the next sections”

“Amazing thing on the course! So enjoyable & informative. Thank very much”

“Well ladies what can I say …. do I have to go home?. An amazing course, interesting, informative, engaging, funny & delivered brilliantly. Staff were all fab as were all the dogs. Cannot wait to come back & learn more. Thanks”

“All I can say is Superb!! from start to finish, really looking forward to finishing this section and then to get started on the next. Thank you all so much”