• A thoroughly updated edition of this essential reference guide for physiotherapists and physical therapists, looking to apply the proven benefits of physiotherapy to the treatment of companion and performance animals.

    • Seven new chapters provide greatly expanded coverage of practical treatment and rehabilitation
    • Includes reviews of different physiotherapy techniques, drawing on both human and animal literature
    • Discusses approaches in small animal medicine as well as for elite equine athletes
    • Provides applied evidence-based clinical reasoning model, with case examples
    • Now in full colour with many more illustrations
  • Contributors iv

    1 Introduction 1
    Catherine M. McGowan

    2 Applied animal behaviour: assessment, pain and aggression 3
    Daniel Mills and Fiona Williams

    3 Applied animal nutrition 15
    Rosalind Carslake and Teresa Hollands

    4 Applied canine biomechanics 39
    Caroline Adrian

    5 Applied Equine Biomechanics 55
    Lesley Goff

    6 Comparative exercise physiology 73
    Catherine M. McGowan and Brian Hampson

    7 Equine lameness 92
    Chris Whitton

    8 Canine lameness 112
    Lance Wilson and Bruce Smith

    9 Small animal neurological and muscular conditions 127
    Philip A. Moses and Rita Gonc¸alves

    10 Equine neurological and muscular conditions 150
    Harry Carslake

    11 Physiotherapy assessment for animals 171
    Lesley Goff

    12 Manual therapy 198
    Lesley Goff

    13 Electrophysical agents in animal physiotherapy 212
    Tim Watson and Katie Lawrence

    14 Aquatic therapy 225
    Michelle Monk

    15 Acupuncture and trigger points 238
    Brooke Marsh

    16 Small animal treatment and rehabilitation for cardiorespiratory conditions 247
    Helen Nicholson

    17 Small animal treatment and rehabilitation for neurological conditions 260
    Heli Hyyti¨ainen

    18 Canine treatment and rehabilitation for orthopaedic conditions 272
    Laurie Edge-Hughes

    19 Assessment and treatment techniques of the equine head, neck and thoracic limb 302
    Emma Dainty

    20 Assessment and treatment techniques of the equine thoracolumbar spine, pelvis and pelvic limb 313
    Emma Dainty

    21 Equine sports medicine and performance management 329
    Lesley Goff

    22 Outcome measures in animal physiotherapy 347
    Anna Bergh

    Index 364

  • Professor Catherine McGowan BVSc DipVetClinStud MACVSc PhD DEIM DipECEIM FHEA MRCVS

    Catherineis a veterinarian and Director of Professional Studies at the University of Liverpool. She has a keen interest in equine performance, having completed her PhD in Equine Exercise Physiology. She has formerly lectured at the Royal Veterinary College, UK, the University of Queensland, and the University of Helsinki.

    Cathy holds the RCVS and European Diplomas in Equine Internal Medicine and is an RCVS Specialist in Equine Internal Medicine.

    Dr Lesley Goff PhD MSc(AnimPhysio) MAPpSc(ExSpSc)GDip(Manip) BAppSc(Physio)

    Lesley is one of the world’s leading Animal Physiotherapists, currently balancing an animal physiotherapy practice in Queensland, Australia, with presenting at vet/physiotherapy conferences in Australia and internationally. She has been involved in teaching on the Animal Physiotherapy Masters degree at University of Queensland and is Honorary Lecturer in University of Liverpool for the Veterinary Physiotherapy Masters degree. Lesley is the consultant Animal Physiotherapist at the Veterinary Medical Centre at the University of Queensland.