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Veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Gemma del Pueyo Montesinos
Release date: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-92569-80-9
Pages: 184
Binding: Hard cover
Format: 17 x 24

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.


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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
	Kinesitherapy
	Stretching

6. Use of superficial cold and heat in rehabilitation
	Use of superficial cold
	Termotherapy

7. Therapeutic massage
	Therapeutic effects of massage
	Tissue response
	Types of massage

8. Electrical stimulation
	Introduction
	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
	Microcurrents

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

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Veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

Author(s): Gemma del Pueyo Montesinos
Release date: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-92569-80-9
Pages: 184
Binding: Hard cover
Format: 17 x 24

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