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Animal Physiotherapy : Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals (Paperback)

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Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation of Animals, Second Edition, is the essential reference guide for physiotherapists and physical therapists looking to apply the proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and performance animals. Now fully updated throughout to cover all the latest research in this rapidly expanding field, the text includes seven new chapters that provide greatly expanded coverage of practical treatment and rehabilitation. Many more illustrations have been included and full colour has been added throughout.

This book provides applied background information covering animal behaviour, nutrition, biomechanics and exercise physiology. For veterinarians and others who work with animals, the book reviews the scientific principles behind the practice of physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and what it can achieve. The fundamental and applied chapters cover information relevant to dogs, cats and horses. Key features of the text are the inclusion of reviews of different physiotherapy techniques, drawing on both human and animal literature; a discussion of approaches in small animal medicine as well as for elite equine athletes; and the inclusion of an applied evidence-based clinical reasoning model, with case examples. The result is an invaluable, up-to-date resource for physiotherapists and physical therapists.

Professor Catherine McGowan BVSc DipVetClinStud MACVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM FHEA MRCVS, is a veterinarian and Director of Professional Studies at the University of Liverpool. She has a keen interest in equine performance, having completed her PhD in Equine Exercise Physiology. She has formerly lectured at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, the University of Queensland, and the University of Helsinki. Cathy holds the RCVS and European Diplomas in Equine Internal Medicine and is an RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.

Dr Lesley Goff PhD MSc(AnimPhysio) MAppSc(ExSpSc) GDip(Manip) BAppSc(Physio), is one of the world's leading animal physiotherapists, currently balancing an animal physiotherapy practice in Queensland, Australia, with presenting at vet/physiotherapy conferences in Australia and internationally. She has been involved in teaching on the Animal Physiotherapy Masters degree at the University of Queensland, and is Honorary Lecturer at the University of Liverpool for the Veterinary Physiotherapy Masters degree. Lesley is the consultant Animal Physiotherapist at the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland.
Number of Pages: 369
Genre: Medical
Sub-Genre: Veterinary Medicine / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2016
TCIN: 51225341
UPC: 9781118852323
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-9705
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