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Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals
     

Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals

by Catherine McGowan
 

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A thoroughly updated edition of this essential reference guide for physiotherapists and physical therapists, looking to apply the proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and performance animals.
  • Seven new chapters provide greatly expanded coverage of practical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Includes reviews of different

Overview

A thoroughly updated edition of this essential reference guide for physiotherapists and physical therapists, looking to apply the proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and performance animals.

  • Seven new chapters provide greatly expanded coverage of practical treatment and rehabilitation
  • Includes reviews of different physiotherapy techniques, drawing on both human and animal literature
  • Discusses approaches in small animal medicine as well as for elite equine athletes
  • Provides applied evidence-based clinical reasoning model, with case examples
  • Now in full colour with many more illustrations

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jonathan Hale Foreman, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: Arriving nearly 10 years after the first edition, this update of a book on animal physiotherapy is a welcome addition to the contemporary literature. The 22 chapters are written by 23 different authors and include numerous illustrations.
Purpose: The purpose is "to provide physiotherapists and interested others with a broad base of information on animal physiotherapy; the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of animals."
Audience: The intended audience is animal and human physiotherapists. The editor opines that "physiotherapists, when working with animal patients, work on referral from a veterinary surgeon rather than autonomous first contact practice as with a human patient." In practice, animal physical therapists have certainly been known to see patients primarily and without referral, and this single issue remains the key point of friction between veterinarians and physical therapists. The book is written for physiotherapists, but veterinarians will certainly benefit from familiarizing themselves with the basics of physical therapy and learning to make more informed referrals of patients for physical therapy.
Features: As the editor describes in the introduction, the book begins with sections on basic concepts in canine and equine "animal behavior, nutrition, biomechanics, and exercise physiology" followed by chapters on equine and canine lameness and muscular and neurological conditions. The second half of the book is devoted to various therapeutic modalities including newer concepts such as aquatic therapy and has a considerable focus on orthopedic and spinal therapies. The authors seem to have successfully avoided the use of the word "chiropractic" — it does not even occur in the index.
Assessment: The anatomic photographs of spinal sections will help physiotherapists visualize how the horse spine functions. The most useful illustrations are the photographs of the various manipulations both horses and dogs may undergo to stretch and to relieve pain, and could be superseded in quality only by adding accompanying videos that capture better the dynamic nature of these manipulations. Overall, this is an excellent and useful book that explains the concepts underlying physical therapy and the specifics of various modalities used to treat canine and equine physical injuries and disabilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118693407
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
8 MB

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"[T]he author's focus on active rehabilitation, careful evaluation of the patient and assesment of biomechanics in the current textbooks places this book high in the ranking of texts in the field.... we are sure that "Animal physiotherapy, assesment, treatment and rehabilitation" will be a valuable addition to the library of animal physiotherapists and all those interested to know more about the area veterinary treatment." European Journal Companion Animal Practice

“Offers a survey of the basic principles … highlighted key points serve to further enhance the ability of the readers to understand the text.”
Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association

Meet the Author

Professor Catherine McGowan BVSc DipVetClinStud MACVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM FHEA MRCVS

Catherineis a veterinarian and Director of Professional Studies at the University of Liverpool. She has a keen interest in equine performance, having completed her PhD in Equine Exercise Physiology. She has formerly lectured at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, the University of Queensland, and the University of Helsinki.

Cathy holds the RCVS and European Diplomas in Equine Internal Medicine and is an RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.

Dr Lesley Goff PhD MSc(AnimPhysio) MAPpSc(ExSpSc)GDip(Manip) BAppSc(Physio)

Lesley is one of the world’s leading Animal Physiotherapists, currently balancing an animal physiotherapy practice in Queensland, Australia, with presenting at vet/physiotherapy conferences in Australia and internationally. She has been involved in teaching on the Animal Physiotherapy Masters degree at University of Queensland and is Honorary Lecturer in University of Liverpool for the Veterinary Physiotherapy Masters degree. Lesley is the consultant Animal Physiotherapist at the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland.

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