1st Edition

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog





ISBN 9781138324190
Published August 15, 2018 by CRC Press
192 Pages 210 Color Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

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. This book details 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 the Dog is of interest to all those involved in canine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, dog owners and dog trainers.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Physical Therapy and Massage, Julia Robertson and Andy Mead
Introduction
A brief History of Massage
Current practice

Anatomy and Physiology
, Julia Robertson and Andy Mead
Introduction
Skeletal System
Muscular System
Fascia
Nervous System
Other Systems
Comparative Human and Canine Anatomy

How a Dog Moves
, Julia Robertson
Introduction
Muscle placement and action
Initiation of movement
Development of the puppy

Exercise and Activity Preparation, Julia Robertson and Meg Robertson
Exercise and Conditioning
Performance Areas and Their Stresses
Warming Up and Warming Down
Warm-Up and Warm-Down for the Handler

Rehabilitation Techniques,
Julia Robertson
Introduction
Exercising
Passive movement
Hydrotherapy

Massage in Physical Therapy, Julia Robertson
Introduction to Massage
Massage Methodology
Massage Application
Massage Techniques
Assessment of the Dog
Treatment
Contraindications for Canine Massage

Common Diseases and Pathologies,
Andy Mead and Julia Robertson

Investigation of Canine Lameness
Common Joint Diseases Causing Lameness
Disorders of Muscles and Tendons
Neoplasia
Spinal Disease
Peripheral Neurological Disease
Glossary of Terms
Further Reading
Appendix - The Muscles of the Dog – Their Placement and Actions
Index

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Reviews

"The seven chapters are supported with nicely presented coloured photographs, images and diagrams .. . This is certainly a book that anyone interested in an introduction to physical therapy and massage for the dog will enjoy."
Veterinary Record