With research allowing us to identify specific pain behaviours, we can now use composite pain scales in equines to quantify and monitor pain in rehab patients.
The Equine Thoracic sling forms the connection between the forelimbs and the body. Nestled between the forelimb and the rib cage, the brachial plexus lies protected. The integrity and function of the thoracic sling is essential to the function of the entire body. Restrictions or dysfunction of this area can restrict the nerves of the brachial plexus, restrict range of motion of the forelimbs as well as the hindlimbs, and cause imbalance throughout the body.
Arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) occurs following a joint injury or orthopedic condition, and results in inhibited muscle function and activation. If left untreated, it can be a major limiting factor in the success of a rehabilitation programme.
With the popularity and availability of the equine water treadmill growing globally, it is worth taking a moment to look at the research available for this modality.
Vetrehabbers can play a role in reducing pain, supporting posture and weight distribution, and reducing compensatory dysfunction, together with the veterinarian and farrier.
When it comes to cases that are out of the ordinary and present with clinical signs that are unknown, we can be challenged identify a pathoanatomical diagnosis
There are a variety of ways in which to address changes in the nervous system in response to injury as vet rehab and physiotherapists to achieve rehabilitation.
Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (EOTRH) is a painful, degenerative condition in equines that can compromise their health as well as their performance. As veterinary rehabilitation therapists, we have the opportunity to help identify early...
We know and understand in an intellectual way that the entire body is connected; that there are close direct connections as well as indirect connections between the different structures and systems of the body. But do we really understand the impact of specific...
Like many of you, I have studied many of Hilary Clayton’s books and research articles over the years, both as a student and a Vetrehabber. It was an incredible privilege for me to hear her lecture on our Onlinepethealth platform over the last two months. Dr Clayton...