• Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to all practical aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses.

    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to physical rehabilitation for veterinary technicians and nurses
    • Offers a thorough grounding in the knowledge and skills needed to become a valued member of a veterinary rehabilitation team
    • Features contributions from leading practitioners from across the United States sharing their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation
    • Presents practical tips, tricks and advice to meet common challenges faced by rehabilitation technicians
    • Covers pain management, hands-on therapy, therapeutic exercises, patient motivation, troubleshooting, and more
  • List of Contributors vii

    1 Introduction to Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses 1
    Mary Ellen Goldberg

    2 Joining a Rehabilitation Team 11
    Julia E. Tomlinson

    3 The Veterinary Technician and Rehabilitation Pain Management 26
    Mary Ellen Goldberg

    4 Communicating the Treatment Plan 49
    Tracy A. Darling and Cynthia M. Otto

    5 Manual Therapy Treatment 59
    Judy Coates

    6 Home Exercises 79
    Abby Rafferty and Jacqueline R. Davidson

    7 Supporting the Client and Patient 95
    Robin Downing and Mary Ellen Goldberg

    8 Nutritional Counseling 109
    Kara M. Burns

    9 Motivating Your Patient 127
    Megan Nelson and Julia E. Tomlinson

    10 The Disabled Patient Part 1: Assistive Devices and Technology 145
    Mary Ellen Goldberg and Julia E. Tomlinson

    11 The Disabled Patient Part 2: The Neurological Patient 163
    Stephanie Kube and Mary Ellen Goldberg

    12 The Disabled Patient Part 3: Special Considerations for Geriatrics 187
    Mary Ellen Goldberg and Julia E. Tomlinson

    13 The Disabled Patient Part 4: Home Nursing Care 205
    Julia E. Tomlinson and Elizabeth E. Waalk

    14 Modalities Part 1: Thermotherapy 218
    Julia E. Tomlinson and Mary Ellen Goldberg

    15 Modalities Part 2: Laser Therapy 231
    Kristin Kirkby Sha and Liz Brown

    16 Modalities Part 3: Electrotherapy and Electromagnetic Therapy 241
    Shari Sprague and Mary Ellen Goldberg

    17 Modalities Part 4: Therapeutic Ultrasound 262
    Carolina Medina and Wendy Davies

    18 Modalities Part 5: Shockwave Therapy 273
    Douglas Stramel and Angela Stramel

    19 Therapeutic Exercises Part 1: Land Exercises 286
    Janice L. Huntingford and Jessy Bale

    20 Therapeutic Exercises Part 2: Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy) 308
    Pádraig Egan and Noel Fitzpatrick

    21 Troubleshooting as a Team 329
    Amie Hesbach, Julia E. Tomlinson, and Erin White

    22 Equine Rehabilitation 347
    Steve Adair and Dawn Phillips

    23 Adjunctive Therapies Part 1: Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine 377
    Carolina Medina and Mary Ellen Goldberg

    24 Adjunctive Therapies Part 2: Veterinary Chiropractic 390
    Robin Downing

    25 Adjunctive Therapies Part 3: Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy 398
    Douglas Stramel

    Index 408

  • Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA, CVPP, VTS-Lab Animal Medicine (Research Anesthesia), VTS-Physical Rehabilitation (OC), is Executive Secretary of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, Orlando, Florida, USA. She is an Instructor at VetMedTeam, LLC, staff at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, and the Examination Chair for the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians.

    Julia E. Tomlinson, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVSMT is in private specialty practice at Twin Cities Animal Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Burnsville, Minnesota, USA. She is a past President of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.