Animal Physiotherapy Textbook 2E:Assessment, Treatment, Rehabilitation - Animal Rehabilitation Australia

Animal Physiotherapy Textbook 2E:Assessment, Treatment, Rehabilitation

Edited by Catherine McGowan Lesley Goff
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Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals, Second Edition, is the essential reference guide for physiotherapists and physical therapists looking to apply the proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and performance animals. Now fully updated throughout to cover all the latest research in this rapidly expanding field, the text includes seven new chapters that provide greatly expanded coverage of practical treatment and rehabilitation. Many more illustrations have been included and full colour has been added throughout.

This book provides applied background information covering animal behaviour, nutrition, biomechanics and exercise physiology. For veterinarians and others who work with animals, the book reviews the scientific principles behind the practice of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and what it can achieve. The fundamental and applied chapters cover information relevant to dogs, cats and horses. Key features of the text are the inclusion of reviews of different physiotherapy techniques, drawing on both human and animal literature; a discussion of approaches in small animal medicine as well as for elite equine athletes; and the inclusion of an applied evidence-based clinical reasoning model, with case examples. The result is an invaluable, up-to-date resource for physiotherapists and physical therapists.

Professor Catherine McGowan BVSc DipVetClinStud MACVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM FHEA MRCVS, is 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), 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 the University of Queensland, and is Honorary Lecturer at the 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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