Practical Physiotherapy for Veterinary Nurses by Carver Donna;

Practical Physiotherapy for Veterinary Nurses by Carver Donna;

Author:Carver, Donna;
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Published: 2015-12-07T00:00:00+00:00


Stretch for biceps muscle. A demonstration video of a home exercise programme that an owner can perform to maintain muscle length.

Following the passive exercises and with the veterinary surgeon’s permission progress the supported standing exercises to supported gait practice. A minimum of two people will be required for this and ideally manual handling aids will be available to support the patient.

Use a chest harness rather than a neck collar and lead, unless the lesion was very caudal.

It may be easier to assist the patient from the kennel, then to step the patient into The Soft Quick Lift™ sling from a stable surface.

Use The Soft Quick Lift™ sling to assist the patient to ambulate (Figures 2.9 and 2.10); if the patient is mildly affected a Helping Hand sling maybe used.

Use foot protectors as necessary.

Ideally working as a team, each person should take one of The Soft Quick Lift™ handles. If the patient is very small one person can position themselves behind the patient and hold one of the handles in each hand.

Aim to give the patient adequate support to facilitate tip-toe walking.

Walk slowly and give the patient time to use the affected limbs.


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