Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

  • ID: 4308309
  • Book
  • 440 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is a concise, practical introduction to all aspects of veterinary physical rehabilitation. Written and edited by certified rehabilitation assistants and veterinary specialists, this book equips the reader with the information needed to become a valued member of a veterinary rehabilitation team. Topics covered include joining a rehabilitation team, pain management, communicating treatment, nutrition, hands–on therapy skills, home and therapeutic exercises, client and patient support, patient motivation, and troubleshooting.

  • 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

Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is an indispensable resource for veterinary technicians and nurses, as well as students interested in pursuing a career in the veterinary rehabilitation field.

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List of Contributors vii

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

2 Joining a Rehabilitation Team 11Julia E. Tomlinson

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

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

5 Manual Therapy Treatment 59Judy Coates

6 Home Exercises 79Abby Rafferty and Jacqueline R. Davidson

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

8 Nutritional Counseling 109Kara M. Burns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22 Equine Rehabilitation 347Steve Adair and Dawn Phillips

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

24 Adjunctive Therapies Part 2: Veterinary Chiropractic 390Robin Downing

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

Index 408

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The editors
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.

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