Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

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The only book to cover physical therapy for dogs, Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, 2nd Edition provides an understanding of physical therapy techniques and intervention for dogs suffering from debilitating conditions. The book includes four new chapters, hundreds of illustrations that highlight key concepts and procedures, and case studies and specific therapies that can be used as guidelines for the management of clinical patients. Author Darryl Millis offers the perspective of a veterinarian skilled in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, and co-author David Levine is a respected physical therapist with experience working with both dogs and human patients. By applying the principles of physical therapy described in this unique book, and by viewing therapy and exercise videos on a companion website, you can help dogs achieve 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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 222 x 281 x 35.56mm | 2,154.56g
  • W B Saunders Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1437703097
  • 9781437703092
  • 89,406

Table of contents

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!
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!


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"Overall, this book is an extensive text for anyone interested in pursuing canine rehabilitation and physical therapy or for those intending to refer dogs to such practitioners." Reviewed by: Helen Davies, University of Melbourne on behalf of Australian Veterinary Journal, March 2015
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