Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog

Author: Julia Robertson,Andy Mead

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1840766093

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 5226

Interest in canine massage and physical therapy has grown as greater emphasis is placed on the general fitness and agility of dogs, as pets and as sporting animals. In this book the authors are concerned with the prevention, management and treatment of movement and allied disorders. It encompasses detailed assessments, treatment programmes that involve hands-on therapy along with dynamic remedial and strengthening techniques using exercise plans. Following succinct discussion of the relevant canine anatomy and physiology, the authors provide chapters on each of the key topics: movement and muscles; exercise; preparation for sports performance; rehabilitation techniques; massage and physical therapy; and common relevant pathologies affecting dogs. Physical Therapy and Massage for he Dog is of interest to all those involved in canine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, dog owners and dog trainers.

Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Nancy Scanlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470958898

Category: Medical

Page: 380

View: 1578

Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first resource on holistic veterinary care written specifically for the veterinary technician. Organized by treatment modality, the book offers practical information designed to help readers develop an understanding of each modality, assist with procedures associated with holistic medicine, and knowledgeably discuss treatment options with clients. Outlining the respective roles of technicians and veterinarians throughout, this book is a welcome reference for readers looking to expand their knowledge of complementary veterinary medicine and introduce additional treatment options in their practice.

Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy - E-Book

Author: Darryl Millis,David Levine

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455775800

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 3233

Bridging the gap between human physical therapy and veterinary medicine, Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, 2nd Edition provides vets, veterinary students, and human physical therapists with traditional and alternative physical therapy methods to effectively evaluate and treat dogs with various debilitating conditions. Coverage includes treatment protocols for many types of cutaneous, neurologic, and musculoskeletal injuries to facilitate a faster and more complete recovery. "Overall, this book is an extensive text for anyone interested in pursuing canine rehabilitation and physical therapy" Reviewed by: Helen Davies, University of Melbourne on behalf of Australian Veterinary Journal, March 2015 Invaluable protocols for conservative and postoperative treatment ensure the successful healing of dogs and their return to full mobility. Printable medical record forms on the companion website, including client information worksheets, referral forms, orthopedic evaluation forms, and more, can be customized for your veterinary practice. Six completely updated chapters on exercising dogs define the basic principles of aquatic and land-based exercise and how they may be applied to dogs, as well as how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" exercises to dogs. Numerous chapters on therapeutic modalities, including therapeutic lasers, illustrate how physical therapy professionals can adapt common "human" modalities to dogs. Physical examination chapters offer comprehensive information on orthopedics, neurology, and rehabilitation. NEW! Companion website with 40 narrated video clips of modalities and exercises used by physical therapists demonstrates effective ways to treat various neurologic and musculoskeletal problems in dogs. NEW! Fourteen new chapters describe the latest advances in the areas of joint mobilization, rehabilitation of the athletic patient, biomechanics of rehabilitation, therapeutic lasers, and physical therapy for wound care.

The Complete Dog Massage Manual

Gentle Dog Care

Author: Julia Robertson

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843223

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 8921

Demonstrates and explains relevant and safe massage for your dog, together with information about how the dog 'works' in relation to what effects massage has. Clear, specially-commissioned photos and technique descriptions explain how you can be so much more in touch with the health of your canine companion

The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog

A Physical Therapy Approach

Author: Sasha Foster,Ashley Foster

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242778

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 5804

Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs-many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events-so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog's fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog. Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group. Teaches correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain good form. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.

The holistic dog book

canine care for the 21st century

Author: Denise Flaim

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780764517631

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3841

A reader-friendly guide to natural dog care covers a wide range of holistic topics, from feeding and training to alternative therapies for a host of ailments. Original.

Soft Tissue Release

Author: Jane Johnson

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 073607712X

Category: Medical

Page: 163

View: 4900

Soft Tissue Release is a clear, concise, and practical book that guides you in understanding and applying the three types of soft tissue release (STR): passive (clients do not help), active assisted (clients and therapists work together), and active (clients do it on their own). Rather than focus on the specific purposes of soft tissue release, this text provides basic information about the therapy and prepares readers to perform the techniques. The result is a text that professionals and students in massage therapy, physiotherapy, and osteopathy will find invaluable. Soft Tissue Releasethoroughly explains the differences between the three types of STR by providing step-by-step descriptions on performing each type along with the key holds, moves, and stances for various muscles. The descriptions are accompanied by handy reference charts indicating the types of clients and situations in which each technique is particularly useful. Complete instructions explain how to apply STR to various parts of the body—the trunk, the lower limbs, and the upper limbs—and detail the advantages and disadvantages of each technique. Numerous full-color photos depict the locks and stretches. The book also explains how to use alternative options—such as massage tools and forearms, fists, and elbows—to protect the hands and thumbs from overuse. Tips sidebars provide short, practical comments on applying the techniques, while Client Talk boxes share the author's experiences and provide insight on situations that a therapist is likely to encounter. Each chapter ends with Quick Questions to test knowledge of the information, and answers are provided at the end of the book. A quick-reference photo index allows readers to look up techniques based on the client's position—prone, supine, sitting, or side lying—and find the page number for the complete instructions for that technique. Finally, Soft Tissue Release shows how to incorporate the proper techniques into a treatment program. The book guides readers through the consultation process and provides examples of initial questions to ask clients and various assessment forms that therapists can use in identifying clients' needs. Using case studies and comparisons, the book shows how the data gleaned from clients can guide the design of an effective treatment program. Soft Tissue Releasewill help the STR techniques come alive through its clear, detailed instruction and the numerous photos showing the techniques being applied by professionals. Whether you are a student or a professional, Soft Tissue Release will help you gain proficiency and confidence in these techniques.

Canine Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Author: Gross, Deborah M.

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canine sports medicine

Page: 315

View: 854

Managing Sports Injuries e-book

a guide for students and clinicians

Author: Christopher M Norris

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049298

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 8983

Now in its fourth edition with the revised title – Managing Sports Injuries: a guide for students and clinicians – this highly practical guide maintains its evidence-based approach while introducing new material from both research and clinical sources. It is a comprehensive resource for the management of soft-tissue injuries, focusing on therapy. Well referenced and extensively illustrated, this text continues to be invaluable to physiotherapists, sports and massage therapists, medical practitioners, and all those involved in the treatment of athletes and sports people. Full colour text and illustrations emphasizing all practical techniques Treatment notes expanded with added topics and basic examination protocols Additional material enhancing clinical value Practical "how-to-do" approach enabling application of new techniques Updated research references

Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV - E-Book

Author: John D. Bonagura,David C. Twedt

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711529

Category: Medical

Page: 1440

View: 6854

From medical disorders to toxicology to infectious disease, Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIV includes the most up-to-date information from leading experts in the veterinary field with over 260 new chapters. The user-friendly format presents content clearly to help you easily find the information you need and put it in practice. Selective lists of references and suggested readings provide opportunities for further research, and the Companion CD includes helpful information from the previous volume that still applies to current practice. Authoritative, reliable information on diagnosis includes details on the latest therapies. An organ-system organization makes it easy to find solutions for specific disorders. Concise chapters are only 2-5 pages in length, saving you time in finding essential information. Well-known writers and editors provide accurate, up-to-date coverage of important topics. A convenient Table of Common Drugs, updated by Dr. Mark Papich, offers a quick reference to dosage information. Cross-references to the previous edition make it easy to find related information that remains valid and current. A list of references and suggested readings is included at the end of most chapters. A fully searchable companion Evolve website adds chapters from Kirk’s Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, with information that has not changed significantly since its publication. It also includes an image collection with over 300 images, and references linked to PubMed. Useful appendices on the website provide a virtual library of valuable clinical references on laboratory test procedures and interpretation, normal reference ranges, body fluid analyses, conversion tables, nutritional profiles, a drug formulary, and more. More than 260 new chapters keep you at the leading edge of veterinary therapy.

Multimodale Schmerztherapie bei caniner Osteoarthritis

Author: Steven M. Fox,Darryl Millis

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 3842685122

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 6335

kurz und knapp: Kompakter Ratgeber für ein komplexes Krankheitsbild Neueste Studienergebnisse zum Arzneimitteleinsatz (NSAID, Chondroprotektiva, ergänzende Behandlungen) Patientenorientierte Therapieempfehlungen unter Berücksichtung von Diäten, Bewegungskonzepten und Physiotherapie Schritt für Schritt durch Diagnostik und Therapie Die Behandlung von Osteoarthritis-Patienten ist vielschichtig und komplex. Chirurgische und konservative Maßnahmen müssen gegeneinander abgewogen werden. Ein breites Spektrum an pharmakologischen Wirkstoffen sowie verschiedene begleitende Maßnahmen wie Gewichtskontrolle oder Bewegungsprogramme ergänzen sich. Das vorliegende Buch erklärt multimodale Behandlungskonzepte der Osteoarthritis und hilft, evidenzbasiert sinnvolle patientenorientierte Entscheidungen zu treffen. Schritt für Schritt und reich illustriert erklären die Autoren die wichtigen pathophysiologischen Grundlagen, die Diagnostik und die Therapiemöglichkeiten unter Berücksichtigung neuester Studienergebnisse. Ein sehr konkreter Ratgeber für jede Kleintierpraxis!

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3075

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Massage For Dummies

Author: Steve Capellini,Michel Van Welden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470642750

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 3216

Sooth away stress, banish pain, and share the language of touch with the healing powers of massage What reduces pain, enhances athletic performance, job efficiency, improves the circulation, raises immune efficiency, promotes the healing of tissues, increases the functioning of the skin, enhances focus and emotional balance, and improves appearance? Right, massage! So what are you waiting for? Discover how to knead your way to relaxation and wellness with this fun guide to the art of massage. With the help of numerous step-by-step hands-on photos and illustrations, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you, move by move, how to harness the healing power of touch. In no time you'll master the basics and learn how to give and receive a therapeutic massage. 25% new and expanded content in this edition Covers an array of techniques, from Swedish to Deep Tissue and sports massage to self-massage The newest strokes and techniques that can relieve specific painful conditions Hands-on and extremely practical, Massage For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to integrate massage and its benefits into your everyday life.

Mosby's Massage Therapy Review - E-Book

Author: Sandy Fritz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075517

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 1965

No other massage review book offers such complete exam preparation! Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this preparation tool offers more review content and questions than any other massage certification review. It gives you the practice and study tools you need for the NCE and MPLEx certification exams, state exams, and even mid-term or final exams. With complete coverage of the information you need to know to study more effectively and take tests more successfully, it helps you memorize terms, definitions, and key facts, all with an emphasis on critical thinking skills — a key part of any licensure or certification exam. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. More than 1,300 review questions include the two types of questions on the NCE — factual recall and comprehension. Content review includes a detailed review of body systems and their applications to massage. A new five-step review process lets you identify areas that need more attention as you study and prepare. Tips for studying and test taking; what to memorize; how to apply concepts and think critically help you hone test-taking skills better than ever before. A full-color design features 100 new illustrations showing massage techniques and Anatomy & Physiology.

Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases - E-BOOK

Author: Jane E. Sykes

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241948

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 7486

Canine and Feline Infectious Diseases is a practical, up-to-date resource covering the most important and cutting-edge advances in the field. Presented by a seasoned educator in a concise, highly visual format, this innovative guide keeps you current with the latest advances in this ever-changing field. 80 case studies illustrate the clinical relevance of the major infectious disease chapters. Well-organized Major Infectious Diseases chapters break down content by etiologic agent and epidemiology, clinical signs and their pathophysiology, physical examination findings, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis, immunity, prevention, and public health implications. Over 80 case studies illustrate how the information provided can be applied in everyday practice. Logical approach to laboratory diagnosis guides you through all the steps needed to accurately diagnose and treat viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and algal diseases. Practical protocols provided by expert clinicians guide you in the management of canine and feline patients suspected to have infectious diseases, including handling, disinfection, isolation, and vaccination protocols. Over 500 full color images – geographic distribution maps, life cycle drawings, and hundreds of color photographs – visually illustrate and clarify complex issues. Easy-to-understand tables and boxes make content quickly accessible, eliminating the need to sort through dense text for critical information in the clinical setting.

Small Animal Surgery Textbook - E-Book

Author: Theresa Welch Fossum

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323171214

Category: Medical

Page: 1640

View: 1505

The fourth edition of Small Animal Surgery serves as a one-stop resource for authoritative information on all aspects of small animal surgery. Coverage includes basic procedures such as spays, castrations, and declaws, as well as more advanced surgeries like craniotomy, ventral slots, and lung lobectomy. New contributors bring a fresh perspective and discuss the latest advances in key areas such as imaging modalities, regenerative medicine, minimally invasive surgery, and neurology. Access to a companion website provides a fully searchable version of the book, bi-monthly content updates, videos, aftercare instructions, case presentations, and a fracture planner. Well illustrated, step-by-step instructions for surgical techniques provide quick reference to practical how-to information in emergency and clinical situations. Coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including radiographs, CT, MRI, and digital imaging, explores the most useful imaging modalities for demonstrating areas of surgical concern. Access to the continually updated companion website for the life of this edition includes: Bi-monthly content updates provide cutting-edge information on surgery developments Video clips of step-by-step surgical procedures Customizable and printable aftercare instructions Interactive Fracture Planner Case presentations Neurosurgery video clips References linked to PubMed Over 1500 full color images offer exceptionally clear representations of anatomy and currently accepted surgical techniques, including approaches and closure. Anesthesia Protocols offer easy access to recommendations for anesthetizing animals with particular diseases or disorders. Notes boxes call attention to specific data, offering at-a-glance access to key information. A new chapter on neurologic examination provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, electro-diagnostics, and basic MRI physics and principles, enabling you to perform a proper neurologic exam to detect problems in cats and dogs, some of which can be corrected via surgical repair. A new chapter on regenerative medicine provides the most current information on stem cell research. Differential diagnosis tables and boxes offer quick access to vital information, including how to avoid misdiagnosis of disorders that may mimic more commonly encountered surgical neurologic problems that are not actual disorders requiring surgical repair.

You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy

365 Tips for Living a Full Life

Author: Mims Cushing,Dr. Norman Latov, MD, PhD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1935281127

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 232

View: 3769

Peripheral neuropathy is one of the most common diseases most people never heard of and yet, upwards of 20 million Americans have it! It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes have mild to severe neuropathy. That fact alone is staggering. Other causes include vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, cancer and a variety of other medical conditions. According to the Neuropathy Association the extent and importance of peripheral neuropathy has not yet been adequately recognized. The disease is apt to be misdiagnosed, or thought to be merely a side effect of another disease. However, people from all walks of life live with this neurological illness that has been described by those who have it as a tingling or burning sensation in their limbs, pins and needles and numbness. You Can Cope with Peripheral Neuropathy: 365 Tips for Living a Full Life was written by both a patient-expert and doctor and is a welcome addition to the information on this subject. It covers such diverse topics as: What to ask at doctor appointments Making the house easier to navigate with neuropathy Where to find a support group Using vitamins and herbs for treatment Tips for traveling And much, much more! You Can Cope With Peripheral Neuropathy is a compendium of tips, techniques, and life-task shortcuts that will help everyone who lives with this painful condition. It will also serve as a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.

TTouch for You!

Gesundheit und Wohlgefühl mit dem Tellington TTouch

Author: Linda Tellington-Jones,Sybil Taylor

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440144305

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 4008

Leiden Sie unter Kopfschmerzen und Verspannungen? Sind Sie oft müde und antriebslos oder aufgeregt und nervös? Suchen Sie Hilfe und Heilung ohne Medikamente? Oder wollen Sie sich einfach mal wieder richtig entspannen? Die Lösung liegt in Ihren Händen. Der Tellington TTouch mit seinen sanft kreisenden, hebenden und streichenden Berührungen ist ein erfolgreicher und leichter Weg, sich selbst und anderen zu helfen. TTouch beruhigt und entspannt, lindert Ängste, Beschwerden und Schmerzen, erzeugt Wohlgefühl und Selbstsicherheit.