Rehabilitation

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.

Hydrotherapy for Animals

Pet Rehabilitation Center Expands Hydrotherapy Program

Hydrotherapy is beneficial for dogs suffering from arthritic pain or recovering from surgery. That’s because water therapy allows a dog to exercise comfortably while minimizing discomfort. One Los Angeles facility, Two Hands Four Paws, has just expanded its water therapy options for patients by adding a third water treadmill and installing a full-size pool. Two …

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. Photobiomodulation therapy remains an evolving aspect of medicine. Because we now have powerful units using appropriate wavelengths, which enable clinically significant results, the next few years will eclipse use …

Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options

Luxating Patellas: Pathology and Treatment Options

Patellar luxation is one of the most common hindlimb orthopedic abnormalities seen in dogs. This article discusses the anatomy, diagnosis, management, and other aspects of patellar luxation with which veterinary technicians should be familiar.

Feline Physical Rehabilitation

Feline Physical Rehabilitation

Although rehabilitation is more commonly used for dogs, cats can also benefit from many of the same techniques—even swimming! Learn more about the whats, hows, and whys of feline physical rehabilitation.

The Resilience of Animals

Animals have always been a huge part of my life. Growing up on a dairy farm in upstate New York, I was the kid who brought stray animals home in the hope I could keep them. As I got older, I knew that a job working with animals was what I wanted.

Rehabilitation

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. Over the past decade, awareness of animal physical rehabilitation has increased, and rehabilitation has become a rapidly growing service within veterinary specialty hospitals, referral centers, and primary care practices.

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