Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation - An Introduction
Veterinary rehabilitation is a rapidly growing and exciting field. The recognition of how rehabilitation benefits our patients is becoming more widespread and accepted. If we think of this specialty as the science of improving mobility, it can be argued that rehabilitation can be of benefit most every patient. Pet owners are actively seeking out this treatment option and when in concert with their primary care veterinarians, rehabilitation is a win for the patient, the client and the practitioner. This lecture provides an introduction into how to recognize if your patient needs rehabilitation, begin incorporating rehabilitation into your practice and gives an overview of the common modalities employed.