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Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a gold-standard, comprehensive reference on all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation for all dogs. Written by an outstanding group of leaders in the field, the book covers topics ranging from the medical management of the canine athlete, rehabilitation for a variety of conditions, integrative therapies, and rehabilitation practice. With numerous color illustrations throughout, the book is an invaluable resource for any veterinarian, physical therapist, or rehabilitation professional working with canine athletes or rehab patients.

Author Biography

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP, brings significant breadth of writing experience to the proposed text. She is a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an experienced scientific writer with over 100 publications in scientific journals on the subject of HIV pathogenesis. For over 15 years, she has presented seminars on Rehabilitation of the Canine Athlete throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Japan, Australia and South Africa. She also has published three books on canine sports and canine sports medicine, The Agility Advantage (2006), Peak Performance: Coaching the Canine Athlete (1997), Jumping From A to Z (1996), as well as a general health trade book, Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies, Wiley, 2001.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What is a Canine Athlete?

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR

Chapter 2. Locomotion and Athletic Performance

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR

Chapter 3. Musculoskeletal Structure and Physiology

Stuart Bliss, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Chapter 4. The Role of Nutrition in Canine Performance and Rehabilitation

Joseph Wakshlag, DVM, PhD, DACVN, DACVSMR

Chapter 5. Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation

Shari Sprague, MPT, CCRT

Chapter 6. Manual Therapy

Judy Coates, Med, MSPT, CCRT

Chapter 7. Rehabilitation Physical Modalities

Krista Niebaum, MPT, CCRT

Chapter 8. Therapeutic Exercise

Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT and Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT

Chapter 9. Aquatic Therapy

Jody Chiquoine, MSN, FNP, CCRT; Laurie McCauley, DVM, CCRT; and Janet Van Dyke, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT

Chapter 10. Conditioning and Retraining the Canine Athlete

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR

Chapter 11. Assistive Devices, Orthotics, Prosthetics and Bandaging

Ilaria Borhese, MS, MA, OTR/L; Lisa Fair, BS, CCRT; Martin Kaufmann, C-Ped, BSBA; and Patrice M. Mich, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACVA, CCRT

Chapter 12. Disorders of the Canine Forelimb: Veterinary Diagnosis and Treatment

Sherman Canapp, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRT and Kristin Kirkby, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRT

Chapter 13. Evaluation and Rehabilitation Options for Orthopedic Disorders of the Fore Limb

Sasha Foster, MSPT, CCRT; Judy Coates, MSPT, CCRT; and Debra Canapp, DVM, DACVSMR, CCRT, CVA

Chapter 14. Disorders of the Rear Limb: Diagnosis and Treatment

Peter Lotsikas, DVM, DACVS; Sherman Canapp, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRT; Jonathan Dyce, DVM; Kristin Kirkby, DVM, MS, DACVS, CCRT; Scott Christopher, VMD, CCRT; and Patrick A. Ridge, BVSc, Cert VR, Cert SAS MRCVS

Chapter 15. Evaluation and Rehabilitation Options for Orthopedic Disorders of the Pelvic Limb

Judy Coates, Med, MSPT, CCRT

Chapter 16. Diagnosis of and Treatment Options for Disorders of the Spine

Judy Coates, Med, MSPT, CCRT and H. Steven Steinberg, VMD, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRT

Chapter 17. Common Medical Disorders That Can Affect Performance

H. Steven Steinberg, VMD, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRT

Chapter 18. Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients


Chapter 19. The Prevention and Management of Pain in Dogs

Mark E. Epstein, DVM, DABVP (C/F), CVPP

Chapter 20. Imaging in Canine Sports Medicine

Jennifer Brown, DVM, DACVS and Kim Henneman, DVM, FAAVA, Dipl ABT, CVA, CVC

Chapter 21. Emergency Medical Considerations in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC and Jennifer Brown, DVM, DACVS

Chapter 22. The Role of Acupuncture in Canine Rehabilitation

Carolina Medina, DVMA, CVA, CVCH, CCRT

Chapter 23. The Role of Physical Manipulation (Chiropractic) in Canine Rehabilitation)

Christine Jurek, DVM, CCRT, CVA, CVC

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