"Animal Physiotherapy - Assessment, Treatment and
Rehabilitation of Animals, Second Edition" is the essential reference
guide for physiotherapists and physical therapists looking to apply the
proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and
performance animals. Now fully updated throughout to cover all the
latest research in this rapidly expanding field, the text includes seven
new chapters that provide greatly expanded coverage of practical
treatment and rehabilitation.
Many more illustrations have been included
and full colour has been added throughout. This book provides applied
background information covering animal behaviour, nutrition,
biomechanics and exercise physiology. For veterinarians and others who
work with animals, the book reviews the scientific principles behind the
practice of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and what it can achieve.
The fundamental and applied chapters cover information relevant to dogs,
cats and horses.
Key features of the text are the inclusion of reviews
of different physiotherapy techniques, drawing on both human and animal
literature; a discussion of approaches in small animal medicine as well
as for elite equine athletes, and the inclusion of applied
evidence-based clinical reasoning model, with case examples. The result
is an invaluable, up-to-date resource for physiotherapists and physical
About the Author
Professor Catherine McGowan BVSc DipVetClinStud MACVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM FHEA MRCVS
Catherineis a veterinarian and Director of Professional Studies at the
University of Liverpool. She has a keen interest in equine performance,
having completed her PhD in Equine Exercise Physiology. She has formerly
lectured at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, the University of
Queensland, and the University of Helsinki. Cathy holds the RCVS and European Diplomas in Equine Internal Medicine and is an RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.
Dr Lesley Goff PhD MSc(AnimPhysio) MAPpSc(ExSpSc)GDip(Manip) BAppSc(Physio)
Lesley is one of the world’s leading Animal Physiotherapists, currently
balancing an animal physiotherapy practice in Queensland, Australia,
with presenting at vet/physiotherapy conferences in Australia and
internationally. She has been involved in teaching on the Animal
Physiotherapy Masters degree at University of Queensland and is Honorary
Lecturer in University of Liverpool for the Veterinary Physiotherapy
Masters degree. Lesley is the consultant Animal Physiotherapist at the
Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland.