Rehabilitation and physical therapy (R/PT) became a key component of the treatment of injuries and chronic diseases in humans in the second half of the twentieth century. R/PT relies on physical modalities, manipulations, and therapeutic exercises promoting balance, proprioception, and sound joint motion and sound muscular activity. R/PT is considered particularly important in the weeks that follow traumatic orthopedic injuries and acute neurologic problems but it is also a critical aspect of the management of chronic orthopedic, neurologic, and other health problems.
Presented by Denis Marcellin-Little, DEDV, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR
Professor, Small Animal Orthhopedic Surgery at UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Presented at WWV 2019