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.
- 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 To This Edition:
- 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.
Table of Contents:
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
Section II: Basic Science of Veterinary Rehabilitation
4. Canine Behavior
5. Canine Anatomy
6. Tissue Healing: Tendons, Ligaments, Bone, Muscles, and Cartilage
7. Responses of Musculoskeletal Tissues to Disuse and Remobilization
8. Exercise Physiology
9. Exercise Physiology of the Canine Athlete - NEW!
Section III: Patient Assessment and Management
10. Orthopedic and Neurologic Examination
11. Canine Locomotion Analysis
12. The Physical Rehabilitation Evaluation - NEW!
13. Assessing and Measuring Outcomes
14. Rehabilitating the Painful Patient: Pain Management in Physical Rehabilitation - NEW!
15. The Role of Chondroprotectants, Nutraceuticals, and Nutrition in Rehabilitation Nursing Care of the Rehabilitation Patient - NEW!
16. Nursing Care of the Rehabilitation Patient - NEW!
17. Devices for Ambulation Assistance in Companion Animals - NEW!
Section IV: Therapeutic Modalities
18. Superficial Thermal Modalities
19. Therapeutic Ultrasound
20. Electrical Stimulation - NEW!
21. Therapeutic Lasers in Canine Rehabilitation - NEW!
22. Applications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave in Small Animal Practice - NEW!
23. Other Modalities in Veterinary Rehabilitation - NEW!
Section V: Therapeutic Exercise and Manual Therapy
24. Biomechanics of Physical Rehabilitation and Kinematics of Exercise - NEW!
25. Range-of-Motion and Stretching Exercises
26. Joint Mobilization - NEW!
28. Exercises for Proprioception, Balance, and Joint Position Awareness
29. Therapeutic Exercises: Early Limb Use Exercises
30. Therapeutic Exercises: Joint Motion, Strengthening, Endurance and Speed Exercises
31. Aquatic Therapy
Section VI: Physical Therapy for Specific Diagnoses
32. Common Orthopedic Conditions and Their Physical Rehabilitation
33. Common Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Athletic Patient - NEW!
34. Neurologic Conditions and Physical Rehabilitation of the Neurologic Patient
35. Physical Rehabilitation for Geriatric and Arthritic Patients
36. Physical Therapy for Wound Care - NEW!
37. Physical Rehabilitation for the Critically Injured Veterinary Patient
38. 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!
By Darryl Millis, MS, DVM, 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