Practical Physiotherapy For Small Animal Practice

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Item#: 9781118661543
Edition 02
Author Prydie, David & Hewitt, Isobel
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Practical Physiotherapy for Small Animal Practiceprovides a concise and accessible introduction to physiotherapy that demonstrates its benefits to both veterinary patients and practitioners. One of the fastest growing specialties in veterinary medicine, this book will help you to successfully introduce physiotherapy into your practice improving rehabilitation and recovery of dogs and cats.Key features:Covers an array of different treatments and techniques, such as manual therapies, therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, and hydrotherapyIncludes practical advice on selecting equipment, examinations, treatment protocols, and chargingOffers strategies for introducing physiotherapy into the practice schedule, including space and staffing requirementsCompanion website provides over 50 printable client education handouts for download

Table of Contents
About the authors viiPreface ixAcknowledgements xiAbout the companion website xiii1 Introduction 12 Anatomy: structure and function of the musculoskeletal system 73 Healing 294 Clinical examination 475 Modalities 696 Manual therapies 917 Common neurological conditions and their rehabilitation 1158 Therapeutic exercise 1479 Splints supports and aids 19510 Pain 21111 Treatment protocols 22512 Setting up a physiotherapy clinic 259Appendix 1 Nomenclature 279Appendix 2 Regenerative medicine 281Appendix 3 Further reading 283Appendix 4 Useful websites for aids and equipment 285Index 287