Apart from attendance at suitable CPD courses, here are a few other examples of how to achieve the 25 hours:
Annual Conference and/or Social Evenings/Get-togethers: Talking about Skeletal Therapy with colleagues and swapping treatment ideas.
- ‘Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders’ – Volume 1 – ‘The Spine’ by H Duane Saunders & Robin Saunders: Reading up on and learning new approaches to clinical decision making.
- ‘The Pilates Bible: The Most Comprehensive and Accessible Guide to Pilates Ever’ by Lynne Robinson, Lisa Bradshaw, and Nathan Gardner
- ‘The Body Control – Pilates Back Book’ by Lynne Robinson, Helge Fisher, and Paul Massey
Giving a lecture and/or teaching:
Hours of researching the subject beforehand, and then teaching it, broadens your own knowledge and so can be counted for CPD purposes.
Surfing the web:
This is a rich source of information about virtually everything. Just make sure that the information you obtain is from a reliable source.
- Emma Roberts YouTube video showing the horse’s owner gently ‘warming up’ the soft tissue prior to exercise and how to quickly prepare the shoulder area suspensory ligaments before tacking up and beginning canter work. This horse is being rehabilitated residentially for a severe muscle spasm in his neck and has a history of being on box rest and tranquilisers for 12 weeks due to a high right hind suspensory injury. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnzOOUi1uiU
- Equine Massage Basic Techniques: How to do an equine massage by Dr Geary Whiting. Geary shares 40 minutes of how he works with a horse during a massage. He also talks about how to deal with problem muscle areas on a horse. View Geary’s Equine Massage School Video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae8cvD5gUyg
NB Please make sure that the content of any course you attend is about gentle, whole body treatment. This ensures that you don’t negate your insurance.