Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 2nd Edition


Bridging the gap between human physical therapy and veterinary medicine, Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, 2nd Edition provides vets, veterinary students, and human physical therapists with traditional and alternative physical therapy methods to effectively evaluate and treat dogs with various debilitating conditions. Coverage includes treatment protocols for many types of cutaneous, neurologic, and musculoskeletal injuries to facilitate a faster and more complete recovery.

"Overall, this book is an extensive text for anyone interested in pursuing canine rehabilitation and physical therapy" Reviewed by: Helen Davies, University of Melbourne on behalf of Australian Veterinary Journal, March 2015

    • Invaluable protocols for conservative and postoperative treatment ensure the successful healing of dogs and their return to full mobility.
    • Printable medical record forms on the companion website, including client information worksheets, referral forms, orthopedic evaluation forms, and more, can be customized for your veterinary practice.
    • Six completely updated chapters on exercising dogs define the basic principles of aquatic and land-based exercise and how they may be applied to dogs, as well as how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" exercises to dogs.
    • Numerous chapters on therapeutic modalities, including therapeutic lasers, illustrate how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" modalities to dogs.
    • Physical examination chapters offer comprehensive information on orthopedics, neurology, and rehabilitation.
      • NEW! Companion website with 40 narrated video clips of modalities and exercises used by physical therapists demonstrates effective ways to treat various neurologic and musculoskeletal problems in dogs.
      • NEW! Fourteen new chapters describe the latest advances in the areas of joint mobilization, rehabilitation of the athletic patient, biomechanics of rehabilitation, therapeutic lasers, and physical therapy for wound care.

      Section I: Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation

        • History of Canine Physical Rehabilitation

        • Regulatory and Practice Issues for the Veterinary and Physical Therapy Professions

        • Conceptual Overview of Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, and Canine Rehabilitation

        Section II: Basic Science of Veterinary Rehabilitation

        • Canine Behavior

        • Canine Anatomy

        • Tissue Healing: Tendons, Ligaments, Bone, Muscles, and Cartilage

        • Responses of Musculoskeletal Tissues to Disuse and Remobilization

        • Exercise Physiology

        • Exercise Physiology of the Canine Athlete – NEW!

        Section III: Patient Assessment and Management

        • Orthopedic and Neurologic Examination

        • Canine Locomotion Analysis

        • The Physical Rehabilitation Evaluation – NEW!

        • Assessing and Measuring Outcomes

        • Rehabilitating the Painful Patient: Pain Management in Physical Rehabilitation – NEW!

        • The Role of Chondroprotectants, Nutraceuticals, and Nutrition in Rehabilitation Nursing Care of the Rehabilitation Patient – NEW!

        • Nursing Care of the Rehabilitation Patient – NEW!

        • Devices for Ambulation Assistance in Companion Animals – NEW!

        Section IV: Therapeutic Modalities

        • Superficial Thermal Modalities

        • Therapeutic Ultrasound

        • Electrical Stimulation – NEW!

        • Therapeutic Lasers in Canine Rehabilitation – NEW!

        • Applications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave in Small Animal Practice – NEW!

        • Other Modalities in Veterinary Rehabilitation – NEW!

        Section V: Therapeutic Exercise and Manual Therapy

        • Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation and Kinematics of Exercise – NEW!

        • Range-of-Motion and Stretching Exercises

        • Joint Mobilization – NEW!

        • Massage

        • Exercises for Proprioception, Balance, and Joint Position Awareness

        • Therapeutic Exercises: Early Limb Use Exercises

        • Therapeutic Exercises: Joint Motion, Strengthening, Endurance and Speed Exercises

        • Aquatic Therapy

        Section VI: Physical Therapy for Specific Diagnoses

        • Common Orthopedic Conditions and Their Physical Rehabilitation

        • Common Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Athletic Patient – NEW!

        • Neurologic Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Neurologic Patient

        • Physical Rehabilitation for Geriatric and Arthritic Patients

        • Physical Therapy for Wound Care – NEW!

        • Physical Rehabilitation for the Critically Injured Veterinary Patient

        • Development of a Rehabilitation Facility for Small Animals and Business Considerations

        Appendix 1: Protocol Development and Protocols

        Appendix 2: Manufacturers of Supplies and Equipment – NEW!



        Darryl Millis, MS, DVM Diplomate ACVS ACVSMR CCRP, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN and David Levine, PhD, PT, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, Professor and Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy


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