Veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation
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Veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation

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Written by one of our country’s most eminent specialists Gemma del Pueyo, this book enables veterinary surgeons to further their knowledge in physiotherapy and veterinary rehabilitation, as well as to discover the possibilities offered by this discipline in the treatment of musculoskeletal and nervous pathologies in pets. In order to make contents as accessible as possible and make them quick and easy to find for the readers, these have been developed in a very simple but precise manner.

1. Introduction

Which patients can be treated?

Objectives and practise method

Therapeutic techniques and modalities

2. Physiology of inflammation

Stages of inflammation

Tissue repair

3. Functional assessment of the patient

Clinical history

Basic general examination

Orthopedic and neurological examination

Dynamic study/assessment of the gait

Pain degree determination

Assessment of disability ́s degree

General palpation

Assessment of the articular arch

Specific muscle palpation

Design of a rehabilitation program

4. Physiology of exercise

What does physical condition mean?

Muscles need energy!

Training of the healthy animal

5. Kinesitherapy and stretching



6. Use of superficial cold and heat in rehabilitation

Use of superficial cold


7. Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic effects of massage

Tissue response

Types of massage

8. Electrical stimulation


Basic principles of electricity

Types of electric current

Physiologic responses

Pulsating currents. Wave parameters

Types of electrodes

Physiologic effects

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

Interferential electrical stimulation


9. Ultrasounds

Ultrasounds machine

Physiologic response

Clinical application

10. Hydrotherapy

Properties of water

Types of hydrotherapy

11. How to rehabilitate?

Orthopedic rehabilitation

Neurological rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of fractures

Rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament

(ACL) injury

Rehabilitation of hip dysplasia

Neurological rehabilitation

12. Rehabilitation and physiotherapy of the osteoarthritic patient

Rehabilitation program for the osteoarthritic patient

Physical therapies used in the osteoarthritic patient

Rehabilitation program model for osteoarthritis

  • Autor/es Gemma del Pueyo Montesinos
  • Fecha de edición diciembre 2011
  • Nº Páginas 184
  • Encuadernación Tapa dura
  • Tamaño 17 X 24
  • Idioma Inglés

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