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Log in to Wiley Online Library. download Instant Access. Physical therapy is all about regaining functional ability. Jackie points out that while the medical and veterinary professions deal primarily with pathology, the focus in rehab is on minimizing or reversing functional impairment.
And, in the veterinary profession the need for physical therapy services has turned out to be even greater than first thought. Jackies patients include injured working or performance dogs, such as police dogs, herding dogs, search and rescue dogs, agility dogs and companion animals. She notes that not only injured animals, but also ones with gait abnormalities, spinal cord injuries often seen in long backed dogs and geriatric conditions also benefit from treatment.
Collins Jackie says that animal conditions which can be helped are very much the same as seen in human medicine and she can tick off an amazing array of such conditions post orthopedic or neurosurgery; pain; inflammation and swelling; critical care recovery; soft tissue injury; joint injury; gait abnormality; degenerative joint disease arthritis ; overuse injuries; geriatric conditions and performance issues for animal athletes.
She goes on to point out that the animal benefits parallel those seen in human medicine such as improved flexibility and improved postural control and balance.
And, the bonus is that it all tends to have a positive psychological effect on both patient and owner. Treatment starts with a referral, and no animal is treated without a complete record of its medical history. Jackie says communications with the referring doctor is a key part of her responsibility. These doctors not only receive calls or reports after each treatment but are also called if anything out of the ordinary occurs.
She says staying in touch is key. Collins The first step is to tailor a program specific to each patients needs.
For some the process is short, perhaps only two visits. For others it could be as much as three visits per week for three months.
Sessions generally run an hour, but some cases require only thirty minutes. Progress is documented after every visit and all patients get homework consisting of exercises and things to do between visits. All sessions are meant to be pain free. Ice is sometimes used to prevent pain. Special care is always taken during the tissue healing and bone healing process. The basic approach is: be gentle dont force, dont restrain. Instead encourage and use guided control. As Jackie says, We want happy patients always wanting to return.
In fact, some animal patients, just like human patients, are downright eager to return. Collins The equipment used would impress many human clinics. The underwater treadmill, which looks somewhat like the worlds biggest aquarium, is the kind thats been used by humans for years.
But this one has a better filtering system to accommodate animal hair. Physio balls balls flattened slightly in the middle are used to help an animal regain a sense of standing and balance.
A mechanical lift with an abdominal sling is used to support an animals weight allowing therapists to do such things as move the patients legs to refamiliarize a damaged nervous system with taking a step and then walking.
But, even with such wonderful equipment, Jackie believes that the most important tools used are the physical therapists hands and eyes. Collins One of Jackies better-known patients, Taz, a seasoned police dog, has had first hand experience with those hands and most of this equipment.
One day, scrambling over a chain-link fence in pursuit of an armed man, Tazs leg caught in the fence causing a nasty fall. The next day he collapsed, unable to use his hind legs.