Restoration of strength and balance

Using a phased progression approach by Alan Gardner PgD A. Phys, MDip, DipMgmt, IAAT Introduction Physiotherapy is often referred to as ‘treatment by physical methods such as electro / thermal modalities, massage, manual manipulation and exercise’. It can be employed for post-surgical rehabilitation, as a conservative treatment or to aid the canine patient to return to performance based activities. This article focuses on non-aquatic [1] exercise programs which are typically employed in 1. The later stages of rehabilitation following recovery from surgical intervention. For post-operative cases, the protocols laid out by Bockstahler et al (2004) [2] indicate that the time...

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