Physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses
Physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses
2nd ed, 528 pages, John Wiley & Sons, March 2024
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Physical rehabilitation is a vital aspect of veterinary medicine. A successful program of rehabilitation is one of the most important determinants of long-term patient outcomes after surgery or serious illness, and veterinary patients are no exception. Veterinary technicians and nurses specializing in physical rehabilitation therefore constitute a potentially critical component of any veterinary practice and/or care team.
Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides a clear, accessible overview of this subject for prospective veterinary rehabilitation professionals. Brimming with insights stemming from both research and practical experience, and now updated to reflect a wave of new research since the first edition, this book promises to equip readers with the knowledge required to make themselves indispensable in veterinary practice.
Readers of the second edition of Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses will also find:
  • Practical tips and tricks connected to the role of a technician on a rehabilitation team
  • New or updated coverage of subjects including canine fitness, shockwave protocols, underwater treadmill exercises, and many more
  • Guidance ideal for training programs and certifications from the most important institutes and technician schools
Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is ideal as an introduction for prospective technicians and nurses, as well as a reference handbook for practicing veterinary technicians and nurses.

List of Contributors xxv
Acknowledgments xxix
About the Companion Website xxxi
1 Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses 1
Mary Ellen Goldberg
2 Joining a Rehabilitation Team 11
Julia E. Tomlinson
3 Physical Rehabilitation Pain Management and the Veterinary Technician 27
Mary Ellen Goldberg
4 Communicating the Treatment Plan 55
Tracy A. Darling, Julia E. Tomlinson, and Cynthia M. Otto
5 Manual Techniques in the Clinic 69
Amie Lamoreaux Hesbach
6 Home Exercises: Teaching the Client to be an Extension of You 93
Jacqueline R. Davidson and Sherri Jerzyk
7 Supporting the Client and Patient 109
Megan Ridley and Renée Yacoub
8 Nutritional Counseling 129
Kara M. Burns
9 Motivating Your Patient 145
Megan Nelson and Julia E. Tomlinson
10 Fitness Conditioning for the Veterinary Technician and Owner 163
Dawn Rector and Darryl Millis
11 The Disabled Patient Part 1: Assistive Devices and Technology 189
Sam Warren and Julia E. Tomlinson
12 The Disabled Patient Part 2: The Neurological Patient 209
Stephanie Kube and Julia E. Tomlinson
13 The Disabled Patient Part 3: Special Considerations for the Geriatric Patient 235
Mary Ellen Goldberg and Julia E. Tomlinson
14 The Disabled Patient Part 4: Home Nursing Care 259
Julia E. Tomlinson and Elizabeth E. Waalk
15 Modalities Part 1: Thermotherapy 273
Julia E. Tomlinson and Deana Cappucci
16 Modalities Part 2: Laser Therapy 287
Evelyn Orenbuch
17 Modalities Part 3: Electrotherapy and Electromagnetic Therapy 305
Julia E. Tomlinson
18 Modalities Part 4: Therapeutic Ultrasound 325
Carolina Medina and Wendy Davies
19 Modalities Part 5: Shockwave Therapy 337
Melissa Weber and Julia E. Tomlinson
20 Therapeutic Exercises Part 1: Land Exercises 357
Janice L. Huntingford and Jessy Bale
21 Therapeutic Exercises Part 2: Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy) 381
Pádraig Egan
22 Troubleshooting as a Team 407
Amie Lamoreaux Hesbach, Julia E. Tomlinson, and Erin White
23 Equine Rehabilitation 429
Steve Adair and Dawn Phillips
24 Adjunctive Therapies: Veterinary Chiropractic 469
Robin Downing
25 Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine 479
26 Adjunctive Therapies: Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy 491
Angela Stramel and Douglas Stramel
References 498
Index 501

Mary Ellen Goldberg
is an experienced veterinary medical technologist with specializations in research anesthesia, physical rehabilitation, and anesthesia and analgesia. She is a retired member of the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians, the Academy of Laboratory Animal Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, and an Honorary member of Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Julia E. Tomlinson
is co-founder of Veterinary Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Medicine Partners and Founder of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians. She practices in her stand alone specialty clinic in Burnsville, Minnesota, USA.

Item Code: INFER147
ISBN: 9781119892410
Weigth: 800 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Veterinary technicians
VAT: VAT Exempt