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Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

 

Edited by

Mary Ellen Goldberg

Instructor VetMedTeam, LLC
Canine Rehabilitation Institute Staff
Organizing Committee Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians
Boynton Beach, FL, USA

and

Julia E. Tomlinson

Twin Cities Animal Rehabiltiation & Sports Medicine Clinic, LLC
Founder, American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
Minneapolis, MN, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This book is dedicated to my Granddaddy and my Mother.

My paternal Grandfather, John G. Richardson Sr, taught me about loving animals. When I was a little girl, I followed Granddaddy everywhere. We went on walks to feed horses, mules, dogs, cats, squirrels, ducks and birds. He told me about animals he had owned. Granddaddy died on August 9, 1970. I was 13 years old. I wish he could have seen how his influence affected me.

My Mother, Eleanor Straub Richardson, was a nurse during WWII. She used her GI bill to get degrees in Nursing Education so she could teach. She met my Daddy, moved to Richmond, VA and taught for 31 years at St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing. My Mother was the kindest, most loving person I have ever known. I could never even hope to provide care that Mother did for her patients, but I could have no better role model of what a nurse provides and advocates for her charges. Her students loved her and told me over the years that Mother represented all the traits a nurse embodies. Mother never knew that I teach, lecture and write because she passed away before witnessing any of this. I hope in some small measure, I would have made her proud.

List of Contributors

Steve Adair, MS, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, ACVSMR, CERP
Equine Performance and Rehabilitation Center
University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center
Knoxville, TN, USA

Jessy Bale, BSc, LVT, RVT
Essex Animal Hospital
Essex, Ontario, Canada

Liz Brown, LVT, CCRA
Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.
Leawood, KS, USA

Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians
Wamego, KS, USA

Judy Coates, M.Ed, MSPT, CCRT
Coates Canine Physical Therapy
Lebanon, NH, USA
and
Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.
Wellington, FL, USA

Tracy A. Darling, RVT, VTS‐Small Animal Internal Medicine
Penn Vet Working Dog Center
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Jacqueline R. Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR, CVA, CVMA, CVSMT, CCRP, CERP, CCRT, CVPP
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences,
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA

Wendy Davies, CVT, CCRA, VTS‐physical rehabilitation
University of Florida Small Animal Hospital
Gainesville, FL, USA

Robin Downing, DVM, DAAPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP, CVC
The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC
Windsor, CO, USA
and
Affiliate Faculty, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Fort Collins, CO, USA

Pádraig Egan, BVM&S, CertAVP (GSAS), MRCVS
Fitzpatrick Referrals, Surrey, UK

Noel Fitzpatrick, DUniv, MVB, DSAS(Orth), DACVSMR
Fitzpatrick Referrals, Surrey, UK

Mary Ellen Goldberg, BS, LVT, CVT, SRA, CCRA, CVPP, VTS‐lab animal, physical rehabilitation
International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
Orlando, FL, USA
VetMedTeam, LLC Saint Petersburg, FL, USA
and
Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.
Wellington, FL, USA

Amie Hesbach, DPT, CCRP
EmpowerPhysioPeT
Maynard, MA, USA

Janice L. Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, CAVCA
Essex Animal Hospital
Essex, Ontario, Canada

Stephanie Kube, DVM, DACVIM, CVPP, CCRT
Veterinary Neurology and Pain Management Center of New England
Walpole, MA, USA

Carolina Medina, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA
Coral Springs Animal Hospital
Coral Springs, FL, USA

Megan Nelson, BS, CVT
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fort Collins, CO, USA

Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC DACVSMR, CCRT
Penn Vet Working Dog Center
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dawn Phillips, LVT, CERP
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Knoxville, TN, USA

Abby Rafferty, BS, LVT, CCRP
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA

Kristin Kirkby Shaw, DVM, MS, PhD, CCRT, DACVS‐SA, DACVSMR
Animal Surgical Clinic of Seattle
Shoreline, WA, USA

Shari Sprague, MPT, CCRT, FP‐MT, CCKTP
PUP Rehabilitation and Conditioning
Lauderhill, FL, USA

Angela Stramel, LVT, MSPT, CMTPT
Advanced Care Veterinary Services
Lewisville, TX, USA

Douglas Stramel, DVM, CVA, CVPP
Advanced Care Veterinary Services
Lewisville, TX, USA

Julia E. Tomlinson, BVSc, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR, CCRP, CVSMT
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Fort Collins, CO, USA
and
Twin Cities Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Clinic,
Burnsville, MN, USA

Elizabeth E. Waalk, CVT
Twin Cities Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Clinic
Burnsville, MN, USA

Erin White, CVT, CCRA
Sport Vet Canine Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Tallahassee, FL, USA
and
Affiliated Veterinary Specialists
Orange Park, FL, USA

Acknowledgements

Undertaking the writing and editing of a textbook is no small task. Many people are involved in the publication. I must thank those involved that have given so freely of their knowledge, time and efforts.

Thank you to all those at John Wiley & Sons, LLC. Your support and guidance have taught me exponentially about writing and publishing. Your continued support is deeply appreciated.

Dr. Julia Tomlinson, my co-editor, has been a guiding force, directing my steps. Her superb knowledge and skill have been an inspiration to me. Teaching me on each topic in physical rehabilitation that we address has been provided with a gentle hand that embodies a diligent craftsman in every phase of practice. The friendship we have developed over this time will always hold a place in my heart. You have become a beacon for me. One of the definitions of beacon is a person or thing that illuminates or inspires. Julia – you have been exactly this.

All my contributing authors (plus those that have provided images) have provided their time and knowledge over the many months we have been working on this text. Our book is a joint effort that would not be possible without your dedication. They all continue to inspire me. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.

Dr. Janet Van Dyke who is the first person to open the world of physical rehabilitation to me. Your generosity and support are deeply appreciated and Dr. Christine Zink who has taught me about biomechanics and movement for our animal patients.

All of those on our Organizing Committee for the Academy of Physical Rehabilitation Veterinary Technicians: Kristen Hagler, Wendy Davies, Lis Conarton, Deana Cappucci- Lorentz, Kari Koudelka, Jenn Panko, Dawn Hickey, John Nielson, Sandra Petit-Dowd, Maria Maddox, Stephanie Gilliam, Sandy Gregory, Kelley Meyer, Rebecca Chase. Each of you has provided guidance from your daily work that continues to teach me.

Lastly, without our daily patients who give us purpose and meaning in our careers, where would we be? I have been a licensed veterinary technician since 1976. Over 41 years have passed since I graduated and passed state boards. In those years, I have been blessed to work with every conceivable species that you can imagine from companion animals, to horses, livestock, laboratory animals and zoo animals. I developed an interest in physical rehabilitation because of my intense passion for veterinary pain management. My hope is that this text can provide education and guidance to those that have a similar interest in a world that I honestly love.

Mary Ellen Goldberg