Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Second Edition offers a thoroughly revised and updated new edition of this gold standard reference for all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation, encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches. Presents current, state-of-the-art information on sports medicine and rehabilitation in dogs Offers perspectives from an international list of expert authors Covers all topics related to veterinary care of the canine athlete and all active dogs Includes illustrations and photographs throughout to demonstrate key concepts Provides clinical cases that set the information in context
Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a gold-standard, comprehensive reference on all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation for all dogs. Written by an outstanding group of leaders in the field, the book covers topics ranging from biomechanics, exercise physiology, nutrition, and common orthopedic conditions of the canine athlete to in-depth rehabilitation and integrative therapies for all dogs. Each chapter includes case studies and numerous color images to demonstrate the concepts discussed. Encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches, Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is a complete resource for veterinarians, physical therapists, veterinary technicians and anyone interested in working with canine athletes or in offering rehabilitation therapy in their practice.
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.
Animal Physiotherapy is an essential reference guide for physiotherapists looking to apply the proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and performance animals. For veterinarians and others who work with animals, the book reviews the scientific principles behind the practice of physiotherapy, and what it can achieve. For the physiotherapist this book provides essential applied background information on animal behaviour, nutrition, biomechanics and exercise physiology.
Interest in canine massage and physical therapy has grown as greater emphasis is placed on the general fitness and agility of dogs, as pets and as sporting animals. In this book the authors are concerned with the prevention, management and treatment of movement and allied disorders. It encompasses detailed assessments, treatment programmes that involve hands-on therapy along with dynamic remedial and strengthening techniques using exercise plans. Following succinct discussion of the relevant canine anatomy and physiology, the authors provide chapters on each of the key topics: movement and muscles; exercise; preparation for sports performance; rehabilitation techniques; massage and physical therapy; and common relevant pathologies affecting dogs. Physical Therapy and Massage for he Dog is of interest to all those involved in canine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, dog owners and dog trainers.
Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all practical aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses. Provides a comprehensive introduction to physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses Offers a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to become a valued member of a veterinary rehabilitation team Features contributions from leading practitioners from across the United States sharing their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation Presents practical tips, tricks and advice to meet common challenges faced by rehabilitation technicians Covers pain management, hands-on therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient motivation, troubleshooting, and more
What are the four conditioning components of top athletes? Most physical therapists agree that they include balance, strength, endurance and flexibility. The same characteristics apply to canine athletes as well and form the basis of this new book by Sasha Foster, co-author of the award winning The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog. When the four conditioning components are executed in a systematic approach using the key exercise principles of frequency, intensity and duration, you can train your dog to reach his fullest potential in whatever canine sport or activity you choose to participate in-and help keep him fitter and more injury-free over a longer period of time.
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals: A Guide for the Consumer is the essential guide to help pet owners navigate the veterinary physical therapy and rehabilitation field throughout the animal's lifespan. It will assist you in: how to find a qualified therapist, what to expect on the initial visit, explaining the process of goal setting and treatment intervention plans. It offers descriptions of physical modalities, therapeutic exercises, and a wide variety of conditions affecting the pet in the areas of orthopedics, neurology, oncology, metabolic illness, and congenital deformities. This book also addresses interesting topics such as aging pets/geriatrics, arthritis, injury prevention, stem cell procedures, reiki, braces and splints, wheeled carts and artificial limbs. Included are numerous patient case studies and anecdotal stories covering over five animal species.
Peak Performance is about preparing dogs for athletic endeavor, whether for top-level competition or casual recreation. This is the first and only book written on the subject for the lay reader, and it is now available in eBook form. Dog fanciers and training enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs will find valuable information in this text.
Companion animals are undergoing previously uncontemplated treatments and surviving what would once have been rapidly fatal conditions. This NEW Manual is aimed at the whole veterinary team, drawing on all their skills to help patients achieve as full a function and quality of life as possible after surgery, trauma or disease, and to manage chronic conditions effectively for the benefit of animal, owner and the practice team. Part One discusses the principles of rehabilitation, supportive and palliative care. The science behind pain and its management, clinical nutrition and physical therapies is explored, and clinical applications reviewed with reference to published evidence of efficacy and/or effectiveness. In Part Two, this truly innovative Manual presents a collection of Case Studies across a range of canine and feline patients - from discospondylitis to glaucoma in dogs and from triaditis to leg amputation in cats. The following are considered for every case, with expert assessment from the contributors to Part One of the book: • Acute and chronic pain management • Fear, stress and conflict concerns • Nutritional requirements • Physiotherapy • Hydrotherapy • Acupuncture • Nursing and supportive care • Owner advice and homecare recommendations.
Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog's fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog. Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group in great detail. Special emphasis is given on correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain straight plane movement. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.
Geared to physiatrists and sports medicine physicians, this book is a practical guide to the rehabilitation of sport injuries. It focuses on specific sports and describes a variety of popular sports in sufficient depth so that physicians can confidently diagnose and treat patients injured during each sport. The authors focus on conservative management of injuries, so that physicians can maximize nonsurgical options before resorting to surgery. The book explains the mechanism of each injury and offers strategies for evaluating patients and preparing them to return to play. Numerous illustrations complement the text.
Case Study: A Holistic Approach to the Treatment of Cunean Tendonitis/Bursitis - Distal Tarsitis Syndrome
"Practical Physiotherapy for Small Animal Practice" provides a concise and accessible introduction to physiotherapy that demonstrates its benefits to both veterinary patients and practitioners. One of the fastest growing specialties in veterinary medicine, this book will help you to successfully introduce physiotherapy into your practice improving rehabilitation and recovery of dogs and cats. Key features: Covers an array of different treatments and techniques, such as manual therapies, therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, and hydrotherapy Includes practical advice on selecting equipment, examinations, treatment protocols, and charging Offers strategies for introducing physiotherapy into the practice schedule, including space and staffing requirements Companion website at www.wiley.com/go/practical-physiotherapy-for-small-animals provides over 50 printable client education handouts for download Suitable for veterinarians in small animal practice, as well as other interested members of the veterinary team including veterinary nurses and practice managers.
Drs. Melissa King and Elizabeth Davidson have put together a comprehensive list of topics on the Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete. Articles include: Principles and Practical Applications of Equine Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Assessment, Biomechanics of Rehabilitation, Joint Mobilization/Manual Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Advancements in the Rehabilitation of Bone Injuries, Returning to a High Level of Performance Following a Joint Injury, Advancements in the Rehabilitation of Tendon and Ligament Injuries, Rehabilitating Equine Athletes with Muscle Injuries, and more!
Evidence supports the positive effect of canine massage and soft-tissue therapy on a range of clinical conditions, including hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, and epilepsy—and clients are increasingly asking for it. Whether you’re a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or a human massage therapist thinking of expanding your practice to animals, Canine Medical Massage: Techniques and Clinical Applications will help you master this growing area of study. The only full-length book on canine medical massage, this resource features: · Massage treatment techniques for canine patients · Sample massage sequences for specific anatomic regions and patient populations, including canine athletes · Conditions that benefit from massage, organized by body system · An overview of nutritional supplements and other services that complement canine medical massage Learn assessment and examination models, reinforce your knowledge of treatment techniques, and discover business self-care tips for canine massage practitioners with this comprehensive text.
As more is learned about the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis, we are also becoming more aware of how to implement treatments. This book takes an evidence-based approach to the canine patient with osteoarthritis, pursuing the objective of the best available medicine by a variety of means—multiple drugs, agents, adjuncts and delivery methods. Appreciating that surgical intervention may initially be required, particularly for stabilizing a joint, the major focus in this work is the conservative management of osteoarthritis. A clear and visual approach is taken with the overlapping of two three-pointed triangles of management: medical and non-medical.
Acu-Dog A Guide to Canine Acupressure This 188 page, 4-Color book is the Ultimate HOW-TO Canine Acupressure Book. Tons of charts and photos with detailed discussion of TCM concepts, Assessment, Session Protocol, Hands-on Techniques, and, best of all - 32 Canine Health & Behavioral Acupressure Sessions. ACU-DOG is by Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis with Foreword by Linda Tellington-Jones.