Darryl Millis, MS, DVM, David Levine, PhD, PT and Robert A. Taylor, DVM, MS
This one-of-a-kind resource bridges the gap between physical therapy and veterinary training. It provides an understanding of basic physical therapy techniques and interventions, empowering vets to effectively evaluate and treat dogs with debilitating conditions. Important legal and ethical issues are thoroughly explored, and regulatory practices and collaborative relationships are clearly explained.
Veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary technicians are often required to collaborate closely in order to provide optimal evaluation and treatment of animal patients. This practical and unique text offers a basic understanding of physical therapy techniques and intervention for dogs. Providing crucial information on this developing area of veterinary medicine, it assists in providing faster and more complete recoveries from debilitating conditions.
Provides thorough coverage of physical therapy, from historical aspects to diagnosis and treatment.
Presents proposed cases and specific therapies that can be used as guidelines for the management of clinical patients.
Features an extensive chapter on the physical examination of the canine, with information ranging from general orthopedic assessment to surgery.
Discusses the applications of aquatic therapy for dogs in a chapter devoted to this type of therapy.
More than 300 illustrations highlight key concepts and procedures.
Contains a glossary of common terms in veterinary and physical therapy medicine
By Darryl Millis, MS, DVM, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dept. of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; David Levine, PhD, PT, UC Foundation Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN; and Robert A. Taylor, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Staff Surgeon, Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver; Co-Director, Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology, Denver; Clinical Affiliate, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
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