Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

By Mary Ellen Goldberg and Julia E. Tomlinson

Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses PDF 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
Table of Contents

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

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