Therapeutic Exercise

Jul 9, 2017 by in EQUINE MEDICINE Comments Off on Therapeutic Exercise

Summary The application of therapeutic exercise can benefit the postoperative patient, the geriatric OA patient, and the elite athlete looking for peak performance. Therapeutic exercise programs address proprioception, balance, muscle…

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Rehabilitation for Geriatric Patients

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Summary Gerontology is the study of aging. As veterinary patients age, they experience senescence or decreased function and degeneration of their organ systems. These changes lead to clinical issues such…

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Assistive Devices, Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Bandaging

Jul 9, 2017 by in EQUINE MEDICINE Comments Off on Assistive Devices, Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Bandaging

Summary Veterinary sports medicine/rehabilitation therapists have at their disposal an increasingly large selection of bandage alternatives, coaptation devices, and assistive aids to improve their patients’ healing and function. Bandages are…

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Aquatic Therapy

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Summary Aquatic therapy encompasses any exercise or manual therapy completed in an aquatic environment. The benefits of aquatic therapy include the ability to offer prescriptive exercise that is functional without…

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