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Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

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.

Hardbound, 784 Pages

Published: October 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-0309-2


  • Section I: Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation

    1. History of Canine Physical Rehabilitation
    2. Regulatory and Practice Issues for the Veterinary and Physical Therapy Professions
    3. Conceptual Overview of Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, and Canine Rehabilitation
    4. Section II: Basic Science of Veterinary Rehabilitation

    5. Canine Behavior
    6. Canine Anatomy
    7. Tissue Healing: Tendons, Ligaments, Bone, Muscles, and Cartilage
    8. Responses of Musculoskeletal Tissues to Disuse and Remobilization
    9. Exercise Physiology
    10. Exercise Physiology of the Canine Athlete - NEW!
    11. Section III: Patient Assessment and Management

    12. Orthopedic and Neurologic Examination
    13. Canine Locomotion Analysis
    14. The Physical Rehabilitation Evaluation - NEW!
    15. Assessing and Measuring Outcomes
    16. Rehabilitating the Painful Patient: Pain Management in Physical Rehabilitation - NEW!
    17. The Role of Chondroprotectants, Nutraceuticals, and Nutrition in Rehabilitation Nursing Care of the Rehabilitation Patient - NEW!
    18. Nursing Care of the Rehabilitation Patient - NEW!
    19. Devices for Ambulation Assistance in Companion Animals - NEW!
    20. Section IV: Therapeutic Modalities

    21. Superficial Thermal Modalities
    22. Therapeutic Ultrasound
    23. Electrical Stimulation - NEW!
    24. Therapeutic Lasers in Canine Rehabilitation - NEW!
    25. Applications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave in Small Animal Practice - NEW!
    26. Other Modalities in Veterinary Rehabilitation - NEW!
    27. Section V: Therapeutic Exercise and Manual Therapy

    28. Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation and Kinematics of Exercise - NEW!
    29. Range-of-Motion and Stretching Exercises
    30. Joint Mobilization - NEW!
    31. Massage
    32. Exercises for Proprioception, Balance, and Joint Position Awareness
    33. Therapeutic Exercises: Early Limb Use Exercises
    34. Therapeutic Exercises: Joint Motion, Strengthening, Endurance and Speed Exercises
    35. Aquatic Therapy
    36. Section VI: Physical Therapy for Specific Diagnoses

    37. Common Orthopedic Conditions and Their Physical Rehabilitation
    38. Common Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Athletic Patient - NEW!
    39. Neurologic Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Neurologic Patient
    40. Physical Rehabilitation for Geriatric and Arthritic Patients
    41. Physical Therapy for Wound Care - NEW!
    42. Physical Rehabilitation for the Critically Injured Veterinary Patient
    43. 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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