"Overall, this book is an extensive text for anyone interested in pursuing canine rehabilitation and physical therapy".
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.
Darryl Millis, MS, DVM Diplomate ACVS ACVSMR CCRP, Associate Professor
of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN and David Levine, PhD, PT, UC
Foundation Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, The University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, Professor and Walter M. Cline
Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy, Department of Physical Therap.