Canine rehabilitation and physical therapy
Canine rehabilitation and physical therapy
2nd ed., 760 pages, 200 ill., Elsevier, March 2014
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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.
Key Features
  • 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.

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, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
David Levine, PhD, PT, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Item Code: FISIOTER11
ISBN: 9781437703092
Weigth: 2200 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Physiotherapy
VAT: VAT Exempt