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
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
Tissue Healing: Tendons, Ligaments, Bone, Muscles, and Cartilage
Responses of Musculoskeletal Tissues to Disuse and Remobilization
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
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
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!