Introduction to Equine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

McGowan, Catherine M ORCID: 0000-0002-1946-9584 and Cottriall, Suzanne
(2016) Introduction to Equine Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. VETERINARY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA-EQUINE PRACTICE, 32 (1). 1-+.

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Physical therapy (physiotherapy, or PT) can be broadly defined as the restoration of movement and function and includes assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. This review outlines the history, definition, and regulation of PT, followed by the core scientific principles of PT. Because musculoskeletal physiotherapy is the predominant subdiscipline in equine PT, encompassing poor performance, back pain syndromes, other musculoskeletal disorders, and some neuromuscular disorders, the sciences of functional biomechanics, neuromotor control, and the sensorimotor system in the spine, pelvis, and peripheral joints are reviewed. Equine PT also may involve PT assessment and treatment of riders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physiotherapy, Neuromotor control, Sensorimotor, Spine, Pelvis, Joints, Horse-rider interaction, Veterinarian-physiotherapist team
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 14:59
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 07:37
DOI: 10.1016/j.cveq.2015.12.006
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