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Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses


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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 Padraig 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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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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