Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog

Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog

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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. In this book the authors are concerned with 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 he Dog is of interest to all those involved in canine welfare including veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, therapists, dog owners and dog trainers.Introduction to Physical Therapy and Massage Anatomy and Physiology Julia Robertson and Andy Mead 0 Introduction ... the body will become altered by its efforts to compensate, which then means that biomechanical changes will occur.

Title:Physical Therapy and Massage for the Dog
Author:Julia Robertson, Andy Mead
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-03-15


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