The rehabilitation/physical therapy modalities available today supply fast and effective treatment strategies for postoperative care and pain management.
- Introduction to Small Animal Physiotherapy
- Basic Concepts of Physical Therapy
- Pathophysiology of Pain
- Examination of the Physical Therapy Patient
- Physiotherapy - What and How
- Indications, Classification according to location
- Economic Aspects of Physical Therapy
Contents of the DVD:
- Physiotherapeutic examination
- Exercise Therapy
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
- Underwater Treadmill
In the present book, renowned European and American veterinary scientists have compiled their long years of experience in the application of these techniques in veterinary practice. It currently is the only book on the market specifically geared towards the practical implementation of these potent treatment methods in veterinary medicine. Each treatment modality is clearly and concisely described using extensive tables and illustrations.
To ensure simple and selective implementation of the treatments, we have included:
- Teatment protocols in `Indications`, the chapter in which all orthopedic and neurological indications for physical therapy are discussed.
- Training videos to all treatment modalities on the DVD, including all important details and numerous tips to ensure easy mastery of the techniques in individual home study.
Physical therapy encompasses an endless variety of treatment possibilities. The treatment modalities included in this book were selected with the following goals/criteria in mind:
- Significant reduction of rehabilitation time after surgery
- Fast and effective pain management for patients with acute and chronic pain
Optimal postoperative care of orthopedic and neurological patients, or as an alternative to surgery in cases where surgery is not feasible for various reasons:
- Easy mastery and application
- Frequent use
- Rapid onset of effect
- Improve client-animal bonding by enlisting the animal owner in treatment
Barbara Bockstahler, PhD, DVM, Professor of Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Director of the Physical Therapy Division, Department of Surgery, University of Vienna, College of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria
David Levine, PhD, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, UC, Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Darryl Millis, M.S., DVM, Diplomate ACVS, CCRP, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee