Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Post-Operative and Chronic Conditions (Case studies approach)

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Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for Post-Operative and Chronic Conditions

(Case studies approach)

Donna Carver, Chartered Physiotherapist, Small Animal Physiotherapist

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, Dip AVN (surgical), RVN, MCSP.

 

Introduction

Physiotherapy and hydrotherapy are now becoming acceptable treatment adjuncts in veterinary practice to treat and rehabilitate patients post operatively, and also to support patients with chronic conditions such as hip and elbow dysplasia.

Surgical out comes following cruciate ligament surgery and fracture repairs can be enhanced with physiotherapy and hydrotherapy to return the patient back to the highest level of function and to prevent secondary complications and to the patient developing chronic pain issues.

A case studies approach will explore a number of conditions commonly seen in veterinary practice which could benefit from physiotherapy and hydrotherapy and will cover:

  • Physiotherapy modalities
  • Physiotherapy assessment
  • Physiotherapy treatment techniques
  • Progression of treatment
  • Outcome measures
  • Discussions
  • Questions and Answers

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