Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-05-02
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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What is included with this book?


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

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Contributors iv

1 Introduction 1
Catherine M. McGowan

2 Applied animal behaviour: assessment, pain and aggression 3
Daniel Mills and Fiona Williams

3 Applied animal nutrition 15
Rosalind Carslake and Teresa Hollands

4 Applied canine biomechanics 39
Caroline Adrian

5 Applied Equine Biomechanics 55
Lesley Goff

6 Comparative exercise physiology 73
Catherine M. McGowan and Brian Hampson

7 Equine lameness 92
Chris Whitton

8 Canine lameness 112
Lance Wilson and Bruce Smith

9 Small animal neurological and muscular conditions 127
Philip A. Moses and Rita Gonc¸alves

10 Equine neurological and muscular conditions 150
Harry Carslake

11 Physiotherapy assessment for animals 171
Lesley Goff

12 Manual therapy 198
Lesley Goff

13 Electrophysical agents in animal physiotherapy 212
Tim Watson and Katie Lawrence

14 Aquatic therapy 225
Michelle Monk

15 Acupuncture and trigger points 238
Brooke Marsh

16 Small animal treatment and rehabilitation for cardiorespiratory conditions 247
Helen Nicholson

17 Small animal treatment and rehabilitation for neurological conditions 260
Heli Hyyti¨ainen

18 Canine treatment and rehabilitation for orthopaedic conditions 272
Laurie Edge-Hughes

19 Assessment and treatment techniques of the equine head, neck and thoracic limb 302
Emma Dainty

20 Assessment and treatment techniques of the equine thoracolumbar spine, pelvis and pelvic limb 313
Emma Dainty

21 Equine sports medicine and performance management 329
Lesley Goff

22 Outcome measures in animal physiotherapy 347
Anna Bergh

Index 364

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