Key Components of Canine Gait Analysis in the Rehabilitation ExamThe gait analysis is one of the most important components of a physical rehabilitation examination because it allows the veterinary nurse to narrow possible causes of an abnormal gait and help obtain a diagnosis.
Physical Rehabilitation for Geriatric Dogs Recovering from Injury or Surgery
The growth of veterinary medicine for geriatric patients provides an opportunity to incorporate more physical rehabilitation in veterinary hospitals.
Myofascial Trigger Points in Veterinary Patients
A veterinary nurse’s goal is to teach clients tools to promote reduction in Myofascial Trigger Point activation in their pets, thereby relieving pain and providing better outcomes and successful, long-lasting treatments.
Photobiomodulation Therapy: Healing at the Speed of Light
This article discusses some of the basics of photomodulation therapy (PBMT), such as the veterinary nurse’s role, dosing, promoting a fear-free environment, and integration into practice.
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
Atlanto-Occipital Luxation in a Caprine PatientThis case report describes a caprine patient with this rare injury that successfully survived the initial injury and unique surgical fixation and had a successful postoperative recovery, to which extensive physical rehabilitation partly contributed.
Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options
Patellar luxation is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic abnormalities seen in dogs.
Feline Physical Rehabilitation
Although rehabilitation is more commonly used for dogs, cats can also benefit from many of the same techniques—even swimming!
The Resilience of Animals
Animals have always been a huge part of my life.
Getting Started in Physical Rehabilitation
Physical rehabilitation is an exciting and challenging field in which veterinary technicians can develop new skills and grow in their career development.